Wednesday, May 16, 2018

How to Transfer Embroidery Patterns

 Transfer embroidery patterns with stabilizer

These days I am all about the updates. So, I have a few to share with you all today starting with a new series of short videos about transferring embroidery patterns to fabric.

Because these methods are pretty straightforward, these how-to videos are short and sweet but provide enough information to get you going on your project.

Transfer Embroidery Patterns by Tracing

To take a peek at these videos just click the images shown here or use the following links:

 transfer embroidery patterns with water soluble paper

In other update news, SeptemberHouse digital downloads on Etsy are all getting a face lift. The files now have clickable links so it's easier to get answers to questions and to find additional resources. If you have purchased a PDF pattern from SeptemberHouse in the past you will be able to access the newest version by visiting the "My downloads" section in your Etsy account.

New products are in the works too and I cannot wait to share those with you all soon!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

2019 Calendars are here

2019 DIY Fabric Calendars for hand embroidery by SeptemberHouse

I could not be happier now that Spring has finally made it's way to Minnesota. I wish I could stay frozen in this time of year for at least six months. Which is why it pains me just a little to start talking about the end of the year.

2019 Fabric Calendars for hand embroidery by SeptemberHouse

I'm going to do it anyway though because it's good news that I have to share today. The 2019 calendar kits have hit the store shelves and are ready to be embellished with all your favorite embroidery stitches! There is a brand new floral design on this new calendar that I think will be really fun.

2019 DIY Fabric Calendars for hand embroidery by SeptemberHouse

One of my design goals for these was to incorporate lots of spaces that could be easily filled with whatever filling stitch was chosen (or would stand up on their own even without filling them in). 
I know from my own experience that I sometimes shy away from filling an area that seems to large for filling (I can never get my satin stitch right if my stitches have to span more than 1/2 inch, I swear). Somehow having those spaces broken up a little helps me keep them tidier and I like that.
2019 Fabric Calendars embroidery kit by SeptemberHouse

So, while this calendar that I am stitching is still a work in progress, I feel like I have enough time to get it finished up before the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve. If you are thinking about taking on this project too, you can check out these kits at SeptemberHouse on Etsy or on Amazon

Thursday, March 29, 2018

It's a Beautiful Day...

Mr Rogers Embroidery Pattern Hand Embroidery by SeptemberHouse

Well hello there! It's so nice to see you on this lovely day. As you can tell, I am taking my cues from a hero of mine - Fred Rogers. He just makes you want to be nicer and more thoughtful, doesn't he?

Mr Rogers Won't You Be My Neighbor Embroidery Pattern Hand Embroidery by SeptemberHouse

If you are a newsletter subscriber then you have already had a chance to see and download this pattern. I don't always stitch up the patterns I give away in my newsletter but this one was one I could not resist. I had so much fun working on this and thinking about how much we need Fred Rogers in our world today.

Mr Rogers Won't You Be My Neighbor Embroidery Pattern Hand Embroidery by SeptemberHouse

Even though he is gone, we can still watch him in action as he guided both children and adults through life's challenges. Thank you Fred Rogers!

If you would like to stitch this up too here are some guides for the stitches I used. Just click to enlarge them. 

I placed my finished embroidery in a painted 6 inch hoop. Even as I embroidered this I thought of other ways this pattern could be approached so please keep in mind that this is just one of many ways this could be done. Just have fun!
If you would like to download this pattern it can be found in the SeptemberHouse Spring Newsletter.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Painless Patterns are Out of This World

Solar Flair Hand Embroidery Modern Space Patterns by SeptemberHouse

Okay, so I know these may not look like something new from SeptemberHouse but I swear these have just hit the shop shelves! Yes, these are the patterns from the Solar Flair Pattern Collection

Space Embroidery Hand Embroidery Modern Planet Patterns by SeptemberHouse

But, these were all stitched up on pre-printed fabric panels.

Embroidery Kits Space embroidery from SeptemberHouse

Yep, if transferring patterns is a part of the embroidery process that you dread then these might be just the thing for you. Each design is centered on a 12 x 12 inch cotton panel. I wanted to make sure there were extra inches around the edges to accommodate any project they might be used for - pillows, wall hangings, quilt squares - or anything else you might dream up.

Embroidery Kits Space embroidery from SeptemberHouse Space Nursery Embroidery

Each panel is sold separately and includes a full color stitch guide.

Rocket Embroidery Pattern Space patterns for hand embroidery SeptemberHouse

I was really unsure about whether or not to include floss in these kits. One one hand - many people who embroider already have a huge floss stash (it's okay to admit it, I swear) so they most likely already have many of these colors. Or, they may want to come up with their own color combinations instead of using the colors I used.

Astronaut embroidery Pattern, Space Embroidery by SeptemberHouse

On the other hand, it's kind of nice to just have everything you need ready to go when you start a project and not have to worry about gathering up all the colors for these panels. 

Astronaut embroidery Pattern, Space Embroidery by SeptemberHouse

So, I decided to offer both. These panels can be purchased with or without floss, yay!

Space Ship embroidery Pattern, Space Embroidery by SeptemberHouse

Thanks for taking a peek at this new option! When you are ready to blast off with a new embroidery project check out these pre-printed panels on Etsy or Amazon.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

new for 2018

Just because I have been quiet doesn't mean I haven't been busy these days, I swear. I always feel extra motivated after the holidays are over and I tend to shift into creation mode adding new items to the shop as quickly as I can. I have just a few to share today but more are still in the works.

First up is the addition of the Wind & Water embroidery pattern collection to the Iron On Transfer category. There are now 8 different pattern collections available in both digital AND iron on format. Iron-Ons make transferring patterns to fabric so easy so I love offering this option to people who dread transferring (like me!).

butterfly needle minder septemberhouse

I also added two new designs to the needle minder category so there are now 6 available options for these fun tools. I decided to go sweet and salty with these by creating a subtle and graceful butterfly and bold and edgy skull. I feel like I have both of those sides to my personality and maybe you do too. Now I can match my minder to my mood!

skull needle minder septemberhouse
Thanks for checking out these new guys from SeptemberHouse! Watch for more updates this Spring.

needle minders cross stitch embroidery septemberhouse

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Very Scandi Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns SeptemberHouse

With Halloween behind us the Holiday Season really kicks into high gear - especially if you have some DIY gifts on your 'to-do' list. That's why I am so happy to share these goodies with you today.

Patterns for four different Scandinavian Style Holiday towels have made their way onto the pages of Just Cross Stitch Magazine! This collaboration with DMC was super fun and I hope anyone and everyone who gives these a go has just as much fun as I did designing and stitching them!

Check out ALL the great designs in the December 2017 issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

New Iron On Embroidery Pattern Collections now available

Today I'm so excited to share a quick shop announcement. Two more SeptemberHouse embroidery pattern collections are now available in iron-on transfer format. Happy Houseplants and Il Circo are now on the shop shelves!

Happy Houseplants features mix and match patterns so you can create fun combinations of flower pots and greenery. There are over 200 different possible combinations! 

In addition to the mix and match patterns there are three more patterns included as well. This collection is going to keep any stitcher busy!

Il Circo is a SeptemberHouse favorite. It's been off the shelf for a while as it received an upgrade but now it's back in Iron-on format.

This collection is inspired by vintage Italian Circus trains. Included in the set is a circus train engine and three additional train car designs. These can be stitched in a row or framed individually. 

There is a lot of room for customization with this collection - use whichever cars you like in your project and put them in any order you like. Two more circus themed patterns are included as well.

You can find these iron-on pattern collections at SeptemberHouse on Etsy or over at Handmade Amazon. If you need more than one set of patterns don't forget the 2 for $13 option. Thanks for taking a peek at these new offerings today!