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Machine sewing with only bottom thread - is this possible?

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]
posted by ostranenie on Jun 13, 2014 - 3 answers

Calling all cross-stitchers of MeFi!

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]
posted by sevensnowflakes on Mar 17, 2014 - 14 answers

Embellishing my own wedding dress. Will it end in tears?

How difficult would it be for a non-sewer to add lace or embroidered appliques to a dress? [more inside]
posted by Rora on Nov 27, 2013 - 17 answers

How to add some silly embroidery to a pillow?

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?
posted by chaiminda on Oct 6, 2013 - 3 answers

that's a lot of cross-stitch.

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]
posted by nonasuch on Jan 28, 2013 - 9 answers

I wanna stitch on the edge!

Hand Embroidery Filter: How do you keep something taut enough (ie handkerchief, tablecloth) to embroider around the edge of it? [more inside]
posted by koucha on Aug 20, 2012 - 8 answers

Transfer images from paper to cloth

I like to draw. I like to embroider. Help me get my drawings on the fabric. [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Jul 30, 2012 - 11 answers

xxx Nothing Is Fucked Here xxx

What are some movie quotes that sound like mantras, maxims, or other sayings, and would thereby make good cross stitch samplers? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jun 10, 2012 - 129 answers

Stitch make me cross

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]
posted by mippy on Nov 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Where to get something embroidered in Toronto

Does anyone know where I can get a single item embroidered in Toronto - hopefully on a Saturday morning? [more inside]
posted by stray on Sep 22, 2011 - 4 answers

What are these linens used for?

What are these strangely shaped table linens inherited from my Japanese Step-Grandmother? [more inside]
posted by shmurley on Sep 12, 2011 - 21 answers

Polo Logo Database

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]
posted by JeremiahBritt on Sep 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Ricami 101

If an embroidery technique like the one shown in this video can be done using a standard sewing machine, how? [more inside]
posted by cp311 on May 23, 2011 - 8 answers

What dress shirt has a small deer embroidered upon it?

ShirtFilter: I've been seeing dress shirts with an antlered elk or deer embroidered on the left breast. Who makes these? [more inside]
posted by KingoftheWhales on May 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Where to buy crafting supplies in Toronto, specificallly embroidery?

Where to get embroidery supplies in downtown Toronto? [more inside]
posted by custard heart on Mar 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Joe's Garage, Evergreen Van Lines, etc.

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]
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! on Dec 25, 2010 - 10 answers

Can I get my new black winter coat embroidered with Slavic-looking flowers?

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]
posted by Hwaet on Oct 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Crewel Cartoons

Please suggest images I could convert into crewel which are cartoon modern in style, but not depictions of characters. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Sep 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Sew Open

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]
posted by mippy on Jun 22, 2010 - 6 answers

CraftFilter: How to attach applique with embroidery, for dummies.

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]
posted by slidell on May 22, 2010 - 10 answers

Old software never dies. But it does loose support.

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]
posted by Mike Mongo on Apr 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Bagged a good bag... but now it's a mess

Please help me wash my beautiful embroidered purse without ruining it! [more inside]
posted by caveat on Apr 16, 2010 - 4 answers

Can I make this sweater at home, and if so how?

How can I knock off this super cute cardigan by hand? Is it worth trying? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Feb 1, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me make a Christmas tablecloth

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]
posted by widdershins on Oct 29, 2009 - 23 answers

Stitch 'n' Bitch party of one? I hope not!

Can a novice in Boston turn casual crafting into a social outlet? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Sep 25, 2009 - 9 answers

Recommendations for Custom Embroidery

Recommendations for a custom embroidery vendor? Google returns so many. Would like a recommendation from someone who's used one. [more inside]
posted by cairnish on Aug 7, 2009 - 5 answers

Help label me!

CraftyFilter: Help me find a woven or pvc label maker! [more inside]
posted by bunnycakes on Jun 18, 2009 - 1 answer

How do I find the source of embroidery clipart

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]
posted by cairnish on Nov 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for a better magnifier for crafts.

Are there stronger versions of clip-on craft magnifiers, such as this one? [more inside]
posted by CKmtl on Oct 25, 2008 - 4 answers

Blank capsules of embroidered cellophane!

ComputerEmbroideryFilter: Can you recommend some small-time (<=$300 range) for a home hobbyist to embroider shirts and ball caps and whatnot? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on May 8, 2008 - 1 answer

Hand stitiching on paper

Looking for sites with embroidery on paper patterns. [more inside]
posted by levijk on May 2, 2008 - 2 answers

Quick way to remove embroidery?

Quick way to remove embroidery? [more inside]
posted by 0217174 on Feb 29, 2008 - 12 answers

One-off embroidery around Boston

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?
posted by Plutor on Sep 24, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me design a personalized baby sleeper

Help me decide what to embroider on a baby sleeper for my new nephew. [more inside]
posted by happyturtle on Aug 19, 2007 - 9 answers

boston custom embroidery

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?
posted by saffron on Feb 12, 2007 - 1 answer

When it falls off, your wish will come true

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]
posted by nekton on Jun 25, 2006 - 5 answers

Science baby...

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]
posted by jennyjenny on May 11, 2005 - 19 answers

Jackets to be embroidered?

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?
posted by TurkishGolds on Oct 6, 2004 - 4 answers

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