How to make a Double Happiness Sachet – (Part 1)

A dear friend of mine asked me to make her a sachet, specifically requesting for a double happiness embroidery. Double Happiness originally refers to the simultaneous arrival of two happy events, namely “Double Happiness”. When people get married, they always post Double Happiness on the door of the wedding room to express their congratulations. I used the DMC satin floss this time for the Double Happiness. This thread is the shiniest DMC thread available. It glides through fabric and brings an exceptional sheen to any embroidery projects.

I am going to show you how to prepare the material and start the embroidery.

You can download the free pattern here ​HERE.

I will show you how to make a Sachet next time.

How to make a Card Holder – Clover (Part 2)

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I hope everyone enjoy the embroidery of 4-Leaf Clover I demonstrated last week. I am going to show how to sew all the pieces together to make a Card Holder. Make sure to iron all the fabrics before you sew them together to avoid the creases. This Card Holder can hold three cards on each side, six cards total. You can always use other color fabrics to match with your desired pattern to be put on the card holder.

 You can download the free pattern HERE. I will show you how to make a Sachet next time.

How to make a Card Holder – Clover (Part 1)

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What is the best gift I could make for my friend who just got his new job? A card holder. This is a very simple card holder which you can make it either with a sewing machine or hand sew the entire project. I chose to do it all by hand. I embroidered a four-leaf clover on both sides of the card holder. A four-leaf clover is thought to bring good luck to anyone who finds it. I wish my hand-sewn clover can bring my friend luck in his new job.

Today, I am going to show you step by step on how to prepare the material for the card-holder. You can download the free pattern HERE.

 I will show you how to complete the Card Holder next week.

How to make a Coaster – Finale

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In the last few weeks, I showed you how to embroider Dill, Rosemary and Thyme using different stitching methods. You must have enough practice of embroidering and looking forward to know how to sew them together to make a good looking coaster.

I am going to show you two methods to sew the coaster. You can choose either way to make your own. You notice that I used a thicker cotton fabric because I want the coasters to be thicker and water absorbent. Enjoy your coffee with your own hand-sewn coaster!

I will start a new sewing project next week – card holder.

P.S. Our World Axiom Pegboard Jars have arrived at Amazon. They are great at helping you organize your sewing supplies. You can find them HERE.

How to make a Coaster – Thyme

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Thyme is one of the most commonly used herb both in medical and culinary throughout history. It is known for its antibacterial properties. They are thought to have antibacterial, insecticidal, and possibly anti-fungal properties. Essential oil of thyme has many fungicidal properties which research suggests that it can be used as a disinfectant where there is mold. Essential oil of thyme also can sooth you mood when you are blue.

Last week we made a Rosemary Coaster. This week, I am going to show you step by step on how to embroider the Thyme pattern. You can download the free pattern from HERE.

I will show you how to sewn the two fabrics together in different ways to make the coaster next week.

How to make a Coaster – Rosemary

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Rosemary is a fragrant herb. It makes delicious dishes such as rosemary chicken and lamb. Studies have shown rosemary to be rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. These are thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation.

 Today, I am going to show you step by step on how to embroider the Rosemary pattern. You can download the free pattern from here.

I will show you how to embroider the Thyme pattern Coaster next week.

How to make a Coaster – Part 2 (Dill)

Dill is widely grown as a culinary spice. It has many health benefits which includes aiding digestion and improving your immune system. Today, I am going to show you step by step on how to embroider the Dill pattern. If you missed the pattern from last week, you can download the free pattern from here again.

I will show you how to embroider the Rosemary pattern Coaster next week.

How to make a Coaster – Part 1 (Pattern)

Sewing and Coffee is a perfect combo.

Who can’t have a cup of coffee before sewing? I will always have a cup of coffee with me when I do my sewing, and always with my own hand-made coaster. I will show you how to hand-sew a coaster set in this month.

Before starting the project, choose the fabric that matches with the embroidery. Secondly, choose the thread color that matches with the embroidery as well. The coaster I am going to make is 4.5”(L) x 4.5” (W), you can download my pattern here. You can also change the dimension or use other shapes per your preference. I am going to show you step by step on how to make a set of 3 coasters with herbs embroidery – Dill, Rosemary and Thyme.

Today, I will show you how to prepare the pattern and how to transfer it to the fabric.

I will show you how to embroider the pattern (Dill) next week.

How to make a Zipper Pouch with Round Fish Embroidery – Final

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How was the Round Fish embroidery you did last week? I hope everyone is satisfied with your work and has a lovely pair of round fish of your own.

I am going to show you how to make the inner layer of the pouch and how to sew the zipper, inner layer and outer layer together to make the pouch. Make sure you have a matching color zipper for your pouch and have enough pins to pin different things together before starting to sew.

 Before you start sewing, iron the fabrics because there are creases from using the embroidery bracket. It could be too late for ironing after you start sewing them together.


P.S. I will start a new project next week, stay tuned.

How to make a Zipper Pouch with Round Fish Embroidery – Part 2

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Last week, I had demonstrated how to prepare the patterns and sew the patch to the pouch fabric. You should have a good start of the project and looking forward to my tutorial this week. I am going to show you how to embroider the Round Fish.

In order to make the embroidery more interesting, I chose two different tones of blue color thread to embroider the fish. As you notice the two fish are symmetrical, you can use these different tones of thread to embroider the body and tail and use the opposite color thread to do the same for the other fish. I used Chain Stitch to complete the fish body, Satin Stitch to complete the tail and French knot for its eye.

When you do the Chain Stitch, I suggest to stitch from outside to the inside of the fish, it will make a nicer circle. Secondly, make each of the chain stitch smaller when you stitch along, the fish will look like its woven.

Click here to download my fish pattern.

I will show you how to hand sew the pouch and zipper together next week.