Volume 104 | May/June 2017


In this issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine:

  • Update Your Stitches
  • Trending Now:
    • Chunky Fills
    • Whipped Satins
    • Fabric-Friendly Textured Designs
  • The Future of Machine Embroidery is Vintage
  • Free Embroidery Designs and more

Table of Contents

Clothing
Artisan Apron
Celebrate a bygone era with Joanne Banko’s apron. Download Two Free redwork designs courtesy of BrotherSews.com for free! Click here    Download Bonus Apron Construction Instructions for free! Click here
Download the free pocket design.  Click here.
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Hints of Havana
Big, bold stitches look like handwork on a summer classic, the peasant blouse. No one will believe you stitched it on a home machine!
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Live Your Dream
Like the look of old school varsity letters? Take a look at today’s interpretation.
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Scrap Happy
From trash to treasure! Transform bits of denim scraps into textured patchwork.
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Venerable Vintage
Katherine Artines reminds us that vintage does not mean old. Oh no, it means, “best, choice, classic.” See Katherine’s best work yet!
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Home Decor
A Bevy of Beauties
Turn blank toweling fabric into beautiful towels with the easy addition of embroidered nostalgic ladies and pretty ruffles. Download the free ruffle trim instructions for free! Click here
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Breathing New Life into Old Linens
Debbie Henry packs a fresh approach and expert care advice into antique linens. Download Pamela's Joy Freebie design for free! Click here
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Handmade in the USA
Dress up rustic burlap with red, white and blue patriotic fabric – perfect for a summer picnic.
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Accessories
Nautical Baby Boy Gift Basket
Use built-in software designs to make personalized baby gifts.
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Departments
Buyer's Guide
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Designs' Details
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What's New in Designs
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Columns
#embroiderytrends
Watch your friends do a double take when they see these unique designs.
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Between Friends
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A Closer Look
Ernesto sets up a hot dog stand by a cactus and an ant mound. What could go wrong?
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Multi-Needle Know How
The popular – but dreaded – cap embroidery! Marie Zinno walks you through the process.
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Great Scott!
Scott Goodman gives an overview of embroidery software options. (Mac users, there’s something for you too!)
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Subtle Tees
Look to your travels for your t-shirt inspiration!
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