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Swak 101

Embroider on Burlap
Embroider on Burlap
Learn some tips and tricks to embroidering on burlap!
Clean Hoop Tips from our Readers
Clean Hoop Tips from our Readers
Read our top tips from SWAKembroidery.com customers on how they clean their hoops!
How to Combine Letters from a Purchased Alphabet
How to Combine Letters from a Purchased Alphabet
You've just purchased THE CUTEST must-have font. Now what? How do you make those individual letters come together? We'll share with you our tips!
HELP! File Reads "NO SEWING DATA"
HELP! File Reads "NO SEWING DATA"
Are you a PED user and occasionally have a problem with a "No Sewing Date" message come up? Learn how to fix with a simple software update!
A Flower Pot with an Embroidered Embellishment!
A Flower Pot with an Embroidered Embellishment!
Looking for a fun way to use an extra embroidery design you have in your stash? How about adding it to a tin can for a darling look! Here's how!
How to Make a Flannel Burpcloth
How to Make a Flannel Burpcloth
Need a great baby gift? Learn how to make a burpcloth and add some darling embroidery to complete the perfect project!
Coloring In Your Outline Embroidery
Coloring In Your Outline Embroidery
The new sensation! Coloring in your outline embroidery! Learn how in this easy, step-by-step tutorial. FREE design to try out is included!
Embroider a Candybar Wrapper!
Embroider a Candybar Wrapper!
Looking for a quick little "pick-me-up" for a friend? How about embroidering a candybar wrapper! Step-by-step directions + FREE designs!
Make a Basic 4-Sided Pillow!
Make a Basic 4-Sided Pillow!
Have you always wanted to turn an embroidery design into a pillow, but was unsure how? We'll show you how!
Troubleshoot: Design Puckering
Troubleshoot: Design Puckering
If you see a pucker forming in your design area, it may be more important to know what not to do rather than what to do. Here's why!
Product Review: Vilene Stabilizer
Product Review: Vilene Stabilizer
Looking for the perfect stabilizer to use with your free-standing lace projects? We'll show you step-by-step on how using this product can make a perfect finish!
Embroider on Socks
Embroider on Socks
Learn how to take those "oh-so-adorable" mini designs and stitch them onto socks! What a great way to complete that perfect outfit!
Embroider Christmas Felt Ornaments
Embroider Christmas Felt Ornaments
Looking for a fast and easy ornament for your tree? Need a darling addition to top a gift? This tutorial will show you how!
Embroider on Toilet Paper!
Embroider on Toilet Paper!
Need a unique gift idea to give to the person who has it all? How about embroider on TP! Yes, you read that right. Learn how easy it is to embroider on this household staple!
Hanging Holiday Star Project
Hanging Holiday Star Project
This hanging holiday star is suitable for displaying a festive set of sprigs. or doubling as a keeper of your holiday cards!
Light-Up Designs! Tutorial
Light-Up Designs! Tutorial
Do something different with your embroidery! Light it up!Learn how to take a Christmas tree design and add REAL lights to it! This same technique can be used with a variety of designs!
Embroider on a Baby Bodysuit
Embroider on a Baby Bodysuit
Embroidering on knits can be tricky, but doing so in a tight space such as a baby bodysuit can sometimes present even a bigger challenge. Learn some great tips on making this process a lot easier!
Craft Fairs: Extending Your Business
Craft Fairs: Extending Your Business
Here's our final installment all about selling at craft fairs! Learn ways to extend your business with the customers right in front of you long after the show is over!
Holiday Door Ornament
Holiday Door Ornament
Make something special for the holidays! Use our free, exclusive "Home for the Holidays" design and we'll show you how to turn it into a festive door ornament!
Craft Fairs: What to Bring &  How to Impress!
Craft Fairs: What to Bring & How to Impress!
Your items are all made. Now it’s time to get packed up and go! We’ve compiled a checklist here to help you get ready!
Selling at Craft Fairs: How to Price and Profit
Selling at Craft Fairs: How to Price and Profit
"What do I price things at?" That is the never-ending question! We share some helpful tips to guide you in the strategies of pricing!
Selling at Craft Fairs: Are They For You?
Selling at Craft Fairs: Are They For You?
You love what you create and you love sharing with others. This is part 1 in a series of articles for tips on selling your products at craft fairs. Is this the avenue for you?
Making Machine Embroidered Cards: Part 2
Making Machine Embroidered Cards: Part 2
Now that you've stitched out the design for your card, what's next? Follow some simple step-by-step directions, and your unique card is ready to impress!
Making Machine Embroidered Cards: Part 1
Making Machine Embroidered Cards: Part 1
Stitching on paper is really easy and fun once you know the basics! Make your own embroidered cards today!
Make a Fall Flange Pillow
Make a Fall Flange Pillow
From the "You Can SEW This!" newsletter comes this charming flange pillow! Use this same technique for any design!
Choosing an Embroidery Machine
Choosing an Embroidery Machine
Have you been bit by the bug and now need a machine? Are you in the market for a new machine? Here are some great tips on finding the right one for you!
"Secret" Embroideries!
"Secret" Embroideries!
Want a fun idea to do with your projects? "Hide" a design in the project for your little ones to find!
Metallic Thread Tips
Metallic Thread Tips
Don't let metallic thread intimidate you! Some careful planning will result in a beautiful and flawless outcome!
Embroider on Ribbon
Embroider on Ribbon
Have you ever wondered how those cute mini designs go onto ribbon so perfectly? We'll show you how!
Embroider on Towels
Embroider on Towels
Embroidered towels is a great way to personalize a gift or keep in your own home. Here are some time-tested tips for how to do this!
Embroider on Knits
Embroider on Knits
Embroidering on knits can be a little tricky, so learn the tricks of the trade here!
Cleaning Your Hoop
Cleaning Your Hoop
An unclean hoop can present problems! Find out some ways of how to clean one of the most important parts of your machine!
SWAK 101 on Stabilizers
SWAK 101 on Stabilizers
Are you overwhelmed with the variety of stabilizers to use with your projects? Each one is so different...and so valuable. Now you can learn all about them!
Lace Conversion
Lace Conversion
Do you have a simple lace design that you would love to turn into a free-standing lace project? Here are a few easy steps on how to do this!
Multi-Applique Tutorial
Multi-Applique Tutorial
Machine applique will open up a whole new world for you in machine embroidery! Michelle takes you step by step on how to do this, and shows how easy it really can be!
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