Embroidery on ribbed tank tops

I just finished embroidering these two tank tops with the GiGi Alpha from Planet Applique isn’t the alpha adorable?  I love the double effect.

I used Floriani’s No Show Fusible Mesh first to stabilize the fabric and then once the embroidering was all done I ironed on tender touch (or Floriani has their own version – Dream Weave) on the back so it would be soft against the skin.

If you haven’t used these products yet, you should really check them out.  They are what Target and Walmart are using on the back of embroidery for baby’s clothes and it really makes a difference on your finished product and a much better wearing experience for the people who get your beautiful projects.




Wildflower/Bluebonnet Screen Tote Bag

Almost Friday….can you tell I live for the weekends?  This has been a crazy week with the bad weather we have had here in Texas.  Of course it is nothing like the folks in Joplin, MO have experienced.  My prayers go out to them.

Here is my latest screen tote bag creation.  It has been really popular and I think it is because of the pretty bluebonnet fabric.  You could use any fabric you wanted to make this of course.  The bluebonnet fabric just cried out to me to make something with it . 

Hope to spend part of this holiday weekend getting some tutorials up on the ziploc baggie cover.  As  you can tell, they are addictive to make.

Ziploc Baggie Cover

Normally Mondays are the worst day of the week.  I am sure most people will agree and this one was no exception until I got home from teaching class tonight and found a package waiting for me :>)) I entered a contest in March that Embroidery Academy was hosting and I won the Grand prize which was Master Works II Digitizing Software and it came in the mail today. YIPPEEE!!  I can’t wait to install it and see what all it can do.

The class I taught tonight was on the ziploc baggie cover.   The goldfish applique is a freebie from Planet Applique and the word “Snacks” was created using Monogram Wizard software. I will post the tutorial for this project soon so keep checking back or subscribe to my blog and you will receive an email when I have added it.  These are great for toddler snacks, doggie bags or you can even get bigger baggies and use them to store fabric for your quilting/craft projects.

Wow! A new look for SewMichelle

After at least a year of nagging from my husband to start a blog, I am FINALLY doing it.  Yippee!  My excuse has always been I am too busy with work, teaching and sewing to have time to do a blog and although none of that has changed…..I am going to give it a whirl.   I may not post each day but hope each post I do make keeps you entertained and I hope that my love of sewing is contagious and inspiring.

I am a huge multi-tasker.  I think sometimes I try and see just how much I can do at one time – LOL  My Mother says I think I am superwoman, I don’t know about that but I do know that life is short and I have so much I want to accomplish that multitasking is the only way it will get done.  Like right now for example, I am blogging and have my Janome MB4 stitching out wedding favor bags for one of my friends at work.  His wedding is June 4th and I wanted to do something special for him.  We would normally fill these bags with hershey’s kisses but he is having an outside wedding, in June, in Texas so I don’t think that will work.  Peppermints will have to be substituted for kisses this time.


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