NOTE: This is reposted from several years ago, but still has some good ideas for quick and easy Halloween projects. I hope you find something you like.
Halloween has never been a favorite holiday of mine but our grandchildren get absolutely giddy with the fun it brings. This year, I’ve joined in the celebration with sewing projects.
This candy jar was so quick and easy. Our grandchildren are all big Disney fans so the iBroidery.com design with Mickey and the pumpkin seemed perfect. It was embroidered on orange felt then glued to a fringed circle of black burlap. The embroidery was glued to a strip of fringed black burlap then adhered to the jar with double sided tape (one of my all-time favorite sewing notions).
My latest blog post at Brother’s Stitching Sewcial is up, named From Sea to Shining Sea.
Yes, the embroidery design Born in the USA is crooked and I just now noticed!!!!! Oh, dear, I was so focused on the concept of “sea to shining sea” –from the Statue of Liberty in NY to the Golden Gate Bridge to the Lone Star State of Texas,–that I was oblivious to the skewing. Sigh….
Anyway, the design is darling and so appropriate for Independence Day. There is plenty of time to whip this up before the celebratory parades, picnics and pyrotechnics.
With white shorts embroidered with a starburst, a child is a walking, talking poster for patriotism. I just love this.
A detailed tutorial and more photos are posted at Stitching Sewcial.
Have you stitched any July 4th outfits for the little ones in your life?
And now for the requisite disclaimer: I am a paid sewing expert/consultant for Brother. And I love it.
Children’s Corner “Charlotte” pattern embroidered with pooh in Field of Flowers at ibroidery.com
This project was posted at Brother’s blog, Stitching Sewcial. A step-by-step photo illustrated tutorial can be seen there.
Pooh and a Field of Flowers Tutorial
It’s a cute, cool and comfortable outfit for summer. Children’s Corner Charlotte is one of my favorite patterns–quick and easy, fully lined and a blank canvas for unlimited embroidery or applique’ designs. I’ve made several and each is well received by my granddaughter. Continue reading
Balloons seem to say happy.
I just love being able personalize items for special friends. With two ready to wear onesies, two caps and a white tee for cover up, machine embroidery turned turn plain Jane into special so quickly.
Pooh with balloons is a built in Brother machine design from. The balloons on the shirt and inserted into Johnathan’s name on the cap are from a discontinued Dakota Collectibles Toddler Trio collection, of which I found only one copy available on-line. The designs are tiny, arranged in groups of three and are wonderful to extract when you need a small design. I often wonder why such collections are discontinued when they could be made available individually by digital download. I’m just glad I have this one in my design library. Continue reading
The floral borders below each of the Minnie designs are offered as FREE downloads at the blog web site. The Minnie designs are for sale at iBroidery.com.
This cute and cool little play outfit was made for Brother’s blog, Stitching Sewcial. Minnie turned 60 years old in January so the blog post was a part of the birthday celebration. As a “paid consultant” (inclusion of this info is required), I designed this and wrote the step-by-step tutorial, posted here.
As much as I love lengthy, complicated projects like an heirloom Easter dress or intricate quilt, there is a lot of satisfaction from making a quick and easy outfit for our little ones. This play suit certainly fits the bill. Continue reading
Surely you know that Christmas is just around the corner. In anticipation of the holiday and all the joy that goes with it, this quilt was made. Quilting, machine embroidery, and stippling combined to make a quilt with which I was almost entirely pleased. I regretted running out of time before I quilted the green gingham squares along the edges and they waffled.
As a “Brother paid expert consultant”, my assignment was to use the new Disney Mickey and Friends Christmas designs in a Dream Machine project. As you can see, I chose to make a quilt.
Detailed and photo illustrated instructions are posted here at Stitching Sewcial.
Six of the new Disney designs were chosen, each of which would fit in the 4×4 frame. For the other blocks mini designs were chosen so as not to compete with the new Mickey and Friends Christmas embroideries.
This is the center block, stippled and in place.
As Disney/Pixar’s wholesome movie Cars 3 roared through theaters across the nation this summer, iBroidery.com offered a dozen beautifully digitized racing designs. With so many macho characters associated with the Cars movies, Cruz Ramirex is truly the rising star of gender equality in the racing world.
This skirt features Cruz colors and embroidery. Fabric tutus similar to the one shown above are all the rage with younger girls. I’ve heard of birthday parties at which each guest makes her own hula-type tutu. One kindergarten class made these for an end of the year project.
Most of the quick, easy, and fun skirts are simply strips of fabric knotted over a circle of elastic. Cruz’s skirt is tutu Version 2.0, with less bulk at the waist. It includes a casing waistband which captures folded strips rather than knotted. It also features her personal embroidered crest at the center front. The skirt is paired with a simple white tee embroidered with the equivalent of Cruz’s business card.
Detailed instructions for this less bulky skirt and more photos are posted here at Brother’s blog, Stitching Sewcial. Continue reading
Mickey Roadster bubble
Minnie Roadster bubble
What fun I had stitching these bubbles with the new Brother iBroidery.com Mickey Roadster designs! The digitizing is just excellent, with so much detail and such appealing, bright colors. Children will love these. Continue reading
Posted in Disney, Disney projects, infant clothing, machine embroidery
Tagged Brother Dream Machine, Brother Quattro applique, brother sister bubbles, Disney embroidery, Dream Machine applique', iBroidery.com, Mickey Roadster, Minnie Roadster, Simplicity 8098
This cute spa wrap isn’t green, but there is a bit of the color in the trim.
What a fun little project this is! My older granddaughter loved her monogrammed wrap and those I made for her Spatacular 8th birthday party guests. There was also one for each girl’s American Girl doll (see that tutorial here).
Laurel would love one with the Beauty and the Beast design, available from iBroidery.com for Brother Disney embroidery machines.
She is our little drama queen, but not in a bad way. Laurel has been performing in local stage productions since she was 7 and acting as narrator in Beauty was one of her favorite roles. Continue reading
Part 1 of the 3-part detailed tutorial for the set is now posted here at Brother’s blog, Stitching Sewcial.
What a fun project this was! Disney’s machine embroidery designs at iBroidery.com reflect the awesome and mighty protector Elliot who has greater appeal for today’s action hungry youngsters. While the ’70’s version featured the sweet but goofy purple cartoon dragon Elliot, this 2016 dragon is the real deal. See the trailer here.
The set includes an a stippled sundry bag for his toothbrush and personal grooming items, embroidered shirt and shorts pajamas set, and a pillowcase with a burrito/turn tube hem. A drawstring makes it a tote for carrying all his gear to a sleepover.
You can see that the buttonhole is empty. For the child’s safety, the drawstring must be removed when the tote becomes a pillowcase.
The fun part of this design is the glowing fire spewing from Pete’s angry mouth. After the design was embroidered, I went back over that section with glow-in-the-dark thread. The design is positioned so that as a child lays his head on the pillow, he is looking at the dragon. In the dark, this is what he sees:
Each of my 4 grandchildren are fascinated and delighted by glow-in-the-dark embroidery. Why not try it on this pillowcase/tote? Part 1 of the tutorial is now posted here at Brother’s blog, Stitching Sewcial.