Posted by Lovely Indeed
I’ve been having the most fun exploring everything this fancy schmancy new EverSewn sewing machine can do! I swear, it’s sorcery. This thing has a zillion different stitches and even an alphabet so you can stitch words on your projects. I was messing with some of the decorative stitches and the scrap of fabric I was experimenting on started looking like cool, modern embroidery. So obviously a new project was born! This old project lives in Hank’s room now, and I wanted something similar for the new baby’s nursery. And here it is!
- sewing machine and notions
- embroidery hoop
- glue gun
Make Time: 30 Minutes
Step 1: Cut your fabric into a square about 1 1/2″ larger than the outside of your embroidery hoop. With a pencil, trace the outside of the outer embroidery hoop onto the right side of your fabric.
Step 2: Place your fabric under the sewing machine presser foot. Start at the back, right side of the circle. Select your first decorative stitch. We just chose a few favorites at random! To select your stitch, press the Mode selection button so the machine changes to Patterns I. Then just enter the number of the pattern.
Step 3: Instead of using the presser foot, press the Start/Stop button. Start just outside the back of the pencil circle, and stitch in a straight line until you’re just outside the front of the circle. Press the same button to stop.
Step 4: Start a new row of stitches at the back of the circle again. Place the fabric so that the presser foot is just to the left of your previous line of stitches. (Placing the presser foot this way each time will help keep your patterns in straight lines.) Select a new stitch and repeat Step 3.
Step 5: Repeat Steps 2-4 until you’re about 2/3 of the way across the circle. Start a new stitch and stitch just over halfway across the circle. Press the Stop button. Use the Mode selection button to change to Patterns II. Choose a word to write and go for it! Select the corresponding number for each letter you’d like to embroider and press the Start button. A single letter will stitch on its own. Select a new letter and continue. Once the word is stitched, switch back to Patterns I, select the stitch you started on this row, and finish the row.
Step 6: Make a few more rows of stitches until you get to the left end of the circle.
Step 7: Insert the fabric into the embroidery hoop and stretch it taut. Trim the excess fabric around the edges to about 3/4″ on all sides.
Step 8: Place a small strip of hot glue on the inside back of the embroidery hoop and fold over the fabric, affixing it to the glue.
Isn’t that so fun! I could mess with the letters and patterns all day long on this machine — there are endless combinations of what you can do. And unlike some other sewing machines I’ve worked on, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out how to make it happen! Big thanks to the EverSewn team for helping us dive into some fun projects this year! xoxo