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I'm a Spoonflower Small Business Grantee!

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I'm a Spoonflower Small Business Grantee!

I've had such a hard time keeping this a secret but I've been selected as a Spoonflower Small Business Grantee

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Embroidered Tote Bag - How-To

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Embroidered Tote Bag - How-To

We're getting crafty today! Today I'm walking you through an easy tutorial to turn a finished embroidery into an embellished tote bag. For this project, you'll need: Finished, 8" embroidery 4 panels - 16" x 13 1/2" (I used a nice linen fabric by Robert Kaufman for both the panels and the straps. You'll need roughly 1 yard for this project.) 4 straps - 34" x 1 3/4" Stitching on the embroidery. The very first step to making your own embroidered tote bag is probably the hardest because it involves cutting up your embroidery. I know, it's scary, but it'll be...

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A free Valentine printable you can sew

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A free Valentine printable you can sew

It's almost February and that means it's almost Valentine's Day! I know you're pretty laid back about it. No five-star restaurant dinners or tickets to the opera. But you don't mind flowers and some good candy from someone who really knows you. I also know that you like to share the love with your friends and co-workers so I thought I'd help you with a free printable Valentine.

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Get ready for some Studio MME tutorials!

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Get ready for some Studio MME tutorials!

You've been asking for a while what to do with your finished embroidery. I'll be honest and say that I've never considered myself a crafter. I don't even own glitter! Or a glue stick! So I didn't know what to tell you because I didn't know myself what to do.

But with a book contract signed (yes, you read that right!!), I'm stepping up my crafting game.

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Gallery walls - a great way to display your finished embroidery

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Gallery walls - a great way to display your finished embroidery

A lot of people ask me what they can do with their finished embroidery. If they've got mad crafting skills, I generally tell them they can turn it into a zippered pouch, the front of a tote bag, or the back of a hip jacket. If they're sentimental, they could have it framed. If they're a whiz with the sewing machine, it could be the start of a quilt or a pillowcase.

But if they're none of those things (like me), then I tell them to make a gallery wall.

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