• Sandra

Sew Your Love part 2

Updated: Jan 16

Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope this finds you all sewing away making some wonderful

personalized gifts for your friends and family. A great way to add that special touch is by including a monogram or name. Almost all embroidery machines have a least one built in font style you can use. However, when using Editing or Lettering software, it can make your options almost endless...and you can get really creative!

One of my favorite finds is this in-the-hoop tissue pouch. This is such a simple and useful gift! I even made one for myself. Now every time I reach into my purse for a tissue, I am reminded of what I love to do. These typically have a nice area for you to place a name or phrase. I like to match the font to the style or theme of the rest of the embroidery. Again, there are so many options with software, everything from fancy to whimsy.

Another of my favorites are these mug rugs. As much as I love to use holiday fabrics, I prefer to match the fabrics to the recipients personality. It's easy to do if you use themed fabrics or their favorite colors, and then they can be enjoyed all year long. Another fun gift is a mug wrap! On the sample below I added lettering. However after I completed

the project, I realized I

made the font too large. As it wrapped around the cup, it was not readable unless you turned the cup to view it. So, sometimes smaller is better. Using a paper template is a great way to plan out space and avoid some of those issues. If you have editing software, it probably has an option to print out templates- it's a another great tool to use.

This year I had the joy of making Christmas stockings for my family. Each stocking was made with fabric that spoke of their personality, favorite character, or hobby and then was topped off with their name in coordinating thread. These were made from a standard sewing pattern, one fat quarter of fabric, and a little fleece. Although my youngest daughter wanted a puppy in her stocking this year, she finally settled for puppies on her stocking instead (and a kitten, but that's another story).

They were so excited as we hung them up on the mantle and I know they will be treasured for many years to come.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed, Healthy, and very Happy New Year!


Sandra of Inspired Remnants LLC


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