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If you've always loved embroidering but you've seen it as too much work sometimes...Here is your answer.  Machine Embroidery!

All you need is a sewing machine, compatible "darning foot" and a couple more things.  It's super easy once you get the hang of it.  And most importantly - it's nifty, gifty and impressive!

I've made my mom a cowboy pillow, myself - the makings of a Charmmy Kitty purse, and future projects will be Christmas gifts.  This is the perfect solution for gifting a personalized item on a budget.  You can see a tie that I did - HERE - and it was from the dollar store!  Pretty awesome.  

Step 1: Needs:

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A darning foot compatible with your sewing machine.  (I got mine on ebay for $10 from China.)
Thread, machine, scissors, basics.
Super Solvy - water soluble stabilizer. - Use a coupon!
Sharpie
Fabric or a project idea.
Source image - coloring book, printed image, etc.  OR just freestyle your image.
Embroidery Hoop - optional to stabilize fabric while sewing.
 
RenSingsToo8 months ago

I love to hand embroider but sometimes I want that machined look. Your instructable is well done! I now have a starting point to try something new! Thanks!

linrodann2 years ago
Love it! Great instructions. I can't wait to try it out. ^_^
onrust2 years ago
Kalishnakitty gives a thumbs up!
Wonderful!
tinman_662 years ago
WOW, very good work.
OMG! That is adorable! I love the pink bow and just everything about this little kitty!
kristylynn84 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
:D it's actually Hello Kitty's Persian Cat LOL. so cute!
doodlecraft2 years ago
What a wonderful tutorial! I am confident that I can do this without a $500+ embroidery machine too! Thanks! :) And love the frayed edges of the kitty! Great job! :)
kristylynn84 (author)  doodlecraft2 years ago
the ideas are endless, huh!!? :D
That is soo cute