Sewing & Embroidery Resources

Have you ever wondered where the sewing teacher goes for answers, inspriation, and ideas? There are a wealth of websites out there...here are a few of my favorites.

MachineEmbroideryDesigns.com -- A great place to purchase embroidery design files, fonts, and digitizing services. Purchase single designs, or packs. If you register (it's free), you can get 3 free downloads per week! Designs are available in most machine formats.

Sewing.org -- Even better than the Free Projects they feature is the "Guidelines for Sewing" page. It's filled with articles (in pdf format) on sewing techniques for every level.

Sew4Home.com -- I could spend hours just looking through their projects. The tutorials for their projects are clear, and concise.

SewingMachinesPlus.com -- They carry more presser feet than you can shake a stick at! The best part is that each foot description contains a link for information on how to use the foot, and some even have little videos showing projects for the foot.

ThreadsMagazine.com -- What can I say? It's just delicious. There's also a section called "Readers Closet" where you can post pictures of your own projects.

BurdaStyle.com -- Another place to post your projects. Looking through the projects section is fun, inspiring, and educational. You can also download some free sewing patterns there, and view tutorials.

Simplicity.com -- Besides looking at the patterns, I love looking through all the cool little tools in the Sewing & Quilting section.

I'm also a regular viewer of the "Sewing With Nancy" show. Even if I'm not interested in making whatever it is she's working on in any given episode, I always come away an idea, a new technique, or an alternative method.

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