Is it possible to buy the embroidery hoop equivalent of pre-stretched canvases like these? That is, can I buy a collection of cheap embroidery hoops, each already set up with white fabric suitable for embroidering? If so, where? [more inside]
Looking for a place that sells work vests -- similar to the Wal-Mart style -- with a screenprinting/embroidery option. My first choice for screenprinting, CustomInk, doesn't carry vests like this. Anyone know where I might be able to source such a item?
I'm looking for a place that will make me very small batches of custom embroidered patches according to a design I upload — ideally three at a time, though I could purchase a larger batch if they're cheap. I've found a bunch of places online that do this (mainly in huge batches), and etsy custom offers, but is any place particularly good? I don't need graphic design or a template-maker.
I'm wondering about the origins of a handmade quilted & embroidered vest. The front is beautifully embroidered with birds and flowers, while the back has several circular sections with layered/3D quilting. [more inside]
My husband's aunt gave me a beautifully embroidered cape that I will never ever wear, not in a million years. What should I do with it? [more inside]
I saw a pair of slippers in a random photo and became obsessed. Can you help me find a pair that looks like these? Everything I've managed to find is totally dissimilar - just one big embroidered area in the middle, or totally different shape, or totally different style. I'm hoping someone here has a better idea of where to look.
Where can someone get eyebrow embroidery (not eyebrow tattoo) in ideally the DC/MD/VA area or on the Northeast cost? [more inside]
Needlepointers/embroiderers of MeFi: what do you like, gift-wise? Especially if you like horses, too. [more inside]
For my boyfriend's birthday in three months, I have a very specific gift in mind: black silk pajamas with a large embroidered Tree of Gondor on the back. I'm clueless about embroidery. Is this doable within a reasonable (say, under $200) budget? [more inside]
What is this machine sewing technique called? I read a sewing encyclopedia a while ago that had a section on an unusual method of loading the machine that involved pulling the bobbin thread from the bottom part of the machine through the needle... [more inside]
I am about to begin a very large, very exciting cross-stitch project! I have only done small projects in the past, and I need some guidance in several areas. [more inside]
How difficult would it be for a non-sewer to add lace or embroidered appliques to a dress? [more inside]
My husband needs a husband pillow. I would like to embroider, stencil, or otherwise embellish the pillow with the slogan "probably the best husband in the world" a la Carlsberg. I would prefer a font resembling the original, but it doesn't have to be. I have very basic sewing skills but I am open to paying someone to do this. Any ideas?
I found this impressively large and intricate cross-stitch bedspread while thrifting. It's stitched on a pre-printed blue grid, it's queen- or possibly king-sized, and it appears to be backed in feedsack. Further ID and cleaning suggestions sought. [more inside]
Hand Embroidery Filter: How do you keep something taut enough (ie handkerchief, tablecloth) to embroider around the edge of it? [more inside]
I like to draw. I like to embroider. Help me get my drawings on the fabric. [more inside]
What are some movie quotes that sound like mantras, maxims, or other sayings, and would thereby make good cross stitch samplers? [more inside]
How can I best simplify an image in order to make a cross-stitch pattern? Whether in PCStitch or in another image editor. [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can get a single item embroidered in Toronto - hopefully on a Saturday morning? [more inside]
What are these strangely shaped table linens inherited from my Japanese Step-Grandmother? [more inside]
Where can I find a directory of clothing designer logos for clothing, specifically those put on polo-style shirts? Lacoste crocodiles and Ralph Lauren polo players, etc. [more inside]
If an embroidery technique like the one shown in this video can be done using a standard sewing machine, how? [more inside]
ShirtFilter: I've been seeing dress shirts with an antlered elk or deer embroidered on the left breast. Who makes these? [more inside]
Where to get embroidery supplies in downtown Toronto? [more inside]
Does anyone who what this style of embroidery called? Can anyone recommend a place that can replicate it on a jacket I own? [more inside]
Two-fold question: I need a picture of an embroidery pattern with red flowers that resembles the needlework along the edges of many skirts and jackets in traditional Russian/Slavic/Scandinavian clothing. Secondly, can I get this black coat embroidered with Slavic/Russian-looking flowers? How expensive would it be to get this work done? [more inside]
Please suggest images I could convert into crewel which are cartoon modern in style, but not depictions of characters. [more inside]
I have a long rectangular cushion/pillow I'm in the process of making, probably about 20cm by 60cm. When I sew it up, should I just sew the cushion pad into it (which means it would have to be opened up to be washed, which would annoy me) or should I make an envelope-type fastening - and if the latter, should it go width or lengthways? [more inside]
Crafters, please help. What I'm trying to do is apparently called "applique" and "embroidering," as part of a quilt project. I'm totally clueless and kinda need to finish today. [more inside]
How can I get this 25-pin serial DayStar embroidery software "dongle" to work in a newly-installed 25-pin serial PCI expansion card? [more inside]
Please help me wash my beautiful embroidered purse without ruining it! [more inside]
How can I knock off this super cute cardigan by hand? Is it worth trying? [more inside]
I have been taken over by an urge to embroider a Xmas tablecloth. Trouble is, I know nothing about embroidery or cross-stitching and I need a little (a lot of) help getting started, if you would be so kind. [more inside]
Can a novice in Boston turn casual crafting into a social outlet? [more inside]
Recommendations for a custom embroidery vendor? Google returns so many. Would like a recommendation from someone who's used one. [more inside]
CraftyFilter: Help me find a woven or pvc label maker! [more inside]
Where do machine embroidery people hang out? I'm going cross-eyed trying to find the source of a clipart Conestoga wagon embroidered on an award bandana our club uses. [more inside]
ComputerEmbroideryFilter: Can you recommend some small-time (<=$300 range) for a home hobbyist to embroider shirts and ball caps and whatnot? [more inside]
Looking for sites with embroidery on paper patterns. [more inside]
Quick way to remove embroidery? [more inside]
I need to get three words embroidered in black on one shirt breast pocket. Is there anyone in the Boston area who will do this for me, preferably for next to nothing?
Help me decide what to embroider on a baby sleeper for my new nephew. [more inside]
Where in Boston can I get an apron embroidered with a custom image before Valentine's day? Can those mall kiosks that do caps handle a jpg on a disk, or only their own images?
I recently decided to re-visit one of my favorite summer activities: making friendship bracelets. I am looking to a) remember some of the techniques I used to know b) learn new and interesting bracelet patterns. [more inside]
Science/physics geeks (and I mean geek in the most affectionate possible way) -- I need a hand. Two extremely sciencey friends of mine are having a baby, and I am looking for something to embroider on a little outfit for it. [more inside]
I'm trying to buy some jackets with our company's logo embroidered onto them for some key staff members. I really like the Carhartt canvas style jacket, but they're just too expensive and I can't get them embroidered at the Point of Sale, which would make this whole thing a lot easier. I've checked out Land's End and LL Bean, both of which have catalogs specifically for embroidering company logos onto merchandise, but neither one of them has exactly the selection or type of jacket that would be ideal. Any thoughts?