5 Cute Machine Embroidered Bags for Your Kids

Cute bags are the ones that are always loved by children. If you’re looking for bags for your kids, check out our cute machine embroidered bags. All of these designs are easy to create. You can personalize them to your liking by adding pockets, names, adjustable straps and more.

1. Applique Kitty Treatbags –

Applique Kitty Treatbags set is digitized by designer “Stitch Delight.” You can use the kitty treatbags to store your treats or as a cute little handbag for a child to hold their treasures. This treat bag set is available in the hoop size of 5X7.

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2. Book Bags Galore –

Book Bags Galore set is digitized by designer “Emerald Originals.” It’s a fun tote bag and you can whichever designs you wish. Create these bags as gifts as well as for yourself to pack all sorts of stuff including books, groceries, etc. A step-by-step instruction guide is also available with this set. These Book Bags Galore embroidery designs are available in the hoop size of 4X4, 5×7, 6×10, and 8×12. Just make sure to hoop and stabilize designs properly as some of these embroidery patterns are very large.

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3. Spring Bloom Favor/Tote Bags –

Spring Bloom Favor tote bags are digitized by designer “Embroiders Eye.” These big, bright, and colorful tote bags with peep-holes in the corners are available in three different sizes. You can use these bags as a perfect gift bag. The bags span from a 4×4 (for smaller gifts) across, 5×7 (for medium size gifts) and 6×10 bag (for large gifts), each with unique freestanding lace corners. The tote bags are easy and quick to put together and are available with full instructions.

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4. ITH Bags –

ITH Bags are digitized by designer “JHB Creations.” It’s a completely ‘in-the-hoop’ project and girls can use these bags to store their treasures. A complete set of instructions is available with this ‘in-the-hoop’ machine embroidery design. The designs are available for the hoop size of 8×8.

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5. Sweet Sewing Box –

Sweet Sewing Box is digitized by designer “Enchanting Designs.” Give this fantastic project to the junior seamstress in your family to encourage their interest in this enjoyable hobby. Decorate the top with the beautiful design that has thread spools, scissors and stained glass window.  Create the perfect sewing box to keep all your sewing notions together. A complete set of instructions, step-by-step photos as well as applique instructions are available with the sewing box to make it easier for you to complete. These embroidery patterns are available in the hoop size of 5×7.

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 Stitch up one of these designs to create a unique and cute bag for your kids to carry or store their stuff.  For more designs, you can visit OPW Mall – where YOU are always #1.



DIY Machine Embroidery Projects for You

Create your own custom decor to add some fun flair to your home. These DIY embroidery projects are very easy to create. Just follow the step-by-step guides available for a fun and affordable projects. Here are the 5 DIY machine embroidery projects for you:

1. Kaola Handbag –

Kaola Handbag is digitized by designer “Embroidery Delight.” It’s ‘in-the-hoop’ project and includes some sewing to assemble the handbag. You can also use the 4 applique panels as a placemat. You get full instructions for how to stitch the 4 panels and how to make the handbag along with the set. The kaola machine embroidery design is available in the hoop size of 5X7.

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2. Dogwood Hot Pad Potholder –

Dogwood Hot Pad Potholder project is digitized by designer “Oma’s Place.” This attractive hot pad is an ‘in-the-hoop project’ available in the hoop size of 6×10. The borders of the potholder are attached during the embroidery process in the stitch and flip method. The center is stipple quilted and only a small opening on the bottom of the hot pad needs to be closed by hand stitching or can be fused shut. A small amount of machine sewing is required as well. Thorough instructions in pdf format will guide you through the process of making this beautiful hot pad.

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3.Bean Bags –

Bean Bags project is digitized by designer “Embroidershoppe.” Bean bags are simple and easy ‘in-the-hoop’ projects. You also need to do a slight amount of sewing to close the bag opening after you stuff it with beans, buckwheat or rice. The set includes 32 machine embroidery designs including the complete alphabet, an apple, daisy, ice cream, star, heart, and scottie designs. Your kids will surely love these bean bags in their room to use as toss toys or use them as fun learning tools. The designs are available in the hoop size of 4X4.

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4. Newborn Door Hanger –

Newborn Door Hanger is digitized by designer “U&I Unique Embroidery.” It’s completely ‘in-the-hoop’ project. The door hanger set is available along with complete photo instructions. The designs are digitized for the 180 x 130 mm i.e. 5X7 inch. The embroidery designs are available in various formats including ARTV4, ARTV6, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, JEF+ PES, VIP, VP3, and XXX.

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5. Table Runner White Passion –

Table Runner White Passion project is digitized by designer “Alinaline.” It’s a wonderful, versatile design which can be used for a table runner, and many other design ideas. The crochet style FSL table runner is available with detailed, and illustrated instructions to create the table runner. The designs are available in two sizes i.e., 5X7 inch and 8X12 inch.

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We are sure that these projects will help you to decorate your home in a creative way without breaking the bank! For more designs you can always visit OPW Mall – Where your dreams become a reality, one stitch at a time!

Multipurpose Embroidery Bags for Your Kids

Multipurpose bags are perfect gifts for your little ones to store their precious and important things. Multi-purpose bags are an adorable must-have accessory for everyone. These are just a few of the machine embroidery patterns to choose from.   Here is a list of 5 amazing, easy to sew embroidery designs for your kid’s multipurpose bags.

1. Owl Zipper Purse – Owl Zipper Purse set is digitized by designer “Hatched In Africa.” It is a completely ‘in-the-hoop’ body purse. You can also use one hooping to make a plain purse without an owl face, so you can add your choice of embellishments. The owl machine embroidery designs are available in three hoop sizes i.e., doll size is available in 4×4, coin purse is available in 5×7 and child size purse for teens and adults is available in 6×10 hoop size.

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Owl Zipper Purse 

2. 3D Butterfly Purse – The darling 3D Butterfly Purse is digitized by designer “Oma’s Place.” The butterfly ‘in-the-hoop’ purse is not only pretty but also quite useful. It is a project for the 5×7 hoops and needs to be done in two hoopings. All seams are either hidden or finished. It is not available with the alphabet name or zipper pull design shown on the example (they are sold separately). You’ll also get a 3D butterfly (in two sizes) to be placed on other projects (such as tissue boxes, on your daughter’s dress, etc.) along with the 3D butterfly purse.

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 3D Butterfly Purse

3. Coin Purses – The cute Coin Purses set is digitized by designer “Embroidershoppe.” These amazing purses with modern French Flair are great gifts for teenagers. You can also use it as a make-up storage bag, iPhone or iPod carrier bag, and more. The size of the purse measures 3.94×4.8 inches when the lid is closed. The bags are available in 2 designs: one has a lid with a buttonhole stand and second has a popper snap to close the bag. These embroidery machine designs are available in the hoop size of 5×7.

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 Coin Purses

4. ITH Giraffe Zipper Purse – The Giraffe Zipper Purse set is digitized by designer “U&I Unique Embroidery.” The Giraffe Zipper is completely ‘in-the-hoop’ project and is really easy to make. You’ll also get a complete set of photo instructions along with the embroidery designs. Embroidered in 2 hoopings, your child will just love this little giraffe zipper purse. The designs are available in various formats including ART, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, JEF+, PES, VIP, VP3, and XXX. These designs are available in the sizes 5×7 inches (5.04 x 4.83 inches).

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 ITH Giraffe Zipper Purse

5. NNC ITH Zippered Frog Purse – The Zippered Frog Purse is digitized by designer “Nonnienoo Creations.” The coin purse measures approximate 3.4 x 3.5 inches and is done entirely ‘in the hoop’. It is available with complete step by step photo instructions. A video with step by step instructions is also available at https://youtu.be/NGGoWiAdceE. Follow the video instructions to create a frog purse for your kid. These embroidery patterns are available in the hoop size of 4×4.

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 NNC ITH Zippered Frog Purse

Doing something for kids is always rewarding for the parents but making something for them can be even more fun. Creating multipurpose embroidery bags for your kids is one way to make them feel extra-special. For more designs, you can visit OPW Mall – Where your dreams become a reality, one stitch at a time!

Creating Machine Embroidery Designs Projects IN-THE-HOOP

In-The-Hoop embroidery is a unique way to create a project that is embroidered almost entirely in-the-hoop. All you have to do is follow the step-by-step instructions which are included with the designs. You may need to hand stitch a seam to complete the project. Here are 5 In-The-Hoop machine embroidery designs that you must try:

  1. Matroyshka Doll Pillow – Matroyshka Doll Pillow is digitized by designer “Embroidershoppe.” You can make this lovely “Matryoshka Doll Pillow” for your daughter or friend. The doll is done in-the-hoop and then stitched onto the back panel. The complete size of the pillow is 6.5 x 10 inches. You can decorate the doll with silk roses ribbon bows or buttons.  This doll pillow embroidery design is available in the hoop size of 5X7.

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Matroyshka Doll Pillow

2. Table Runner Juliette And Coasters – Table Runner Juliette and Coasters design        is digitized by designer “Embroidered Necessity.” This beautiful freestanding lace                 embroidery design along with applique makes a dazzling table runner and matching             coasters. The embroidery designs are available in the hoop size of 6X6. A complete set of     pdf instructions are available with the designs.

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Table Runner Juliette And Coasters

3. ITH Cell Phone Sleeves – ITH Cell Phone Sleeves is digitized by designer “JHB                Creations.” The cell phone sleeves are a completely in-the-hoop project. These designs        are easy to make and the sleeves fit the cellphone of size 5 1/2 inches (14cm) tall, 2 3/4        inch (7cm) wide. Play with your favorite fabrics and make one to match each outfit! The     designs are available in the hoop size of 5X7.

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ITH Cell Phone Sleeves

4. Heirloom Tissue Box Covers – Heirloom Tissue Box Covers is digitized by designer      “Artistic Designs.” In-the-hoop tissue boxes are versatile and easy to make. You can             place a box in every room of your home, office and in car, while beuatifying your home        at the same time. The embroidery designs are available in the hoop size of 5X7. This set      is sized according to standard USA tissue box size.

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Heirloom Tissue Box Covers

5. Mother Gift Bag – Mother Gift Bag is digitized by designer “Oma’s Place.” The gift            bag is perfect for Mothers and can be used for other gift giving too. The bag design                download contains a bag with the word Mother as well as a blank label. The gift bags are      an in-the-hoop project, the side seams and boxing of the bottom needs to be stitch on a        sewing machine separately. The bag embroidery patterns are available in the hoop          size of 5X7 and 6X10. The finished size of the bag is 5w x 4h x 2d and 4.25w x 5h x 2.5 d      (inches).

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Mother Gift Bag

In-The-Hoop projects are easy to create and offer a fun experience. For more unique and creative In-The-Hoop projects, you can visit OPW Mall – where YOU are always #1.

Take Little Time to Study Embroidery Designs

It was early afternoon today when my son and I realized that we hadn’t seen our two kittens since early morning. On any normal day, this wouldn’t have been much of a concern. On a moving day, though, all bets are off. Especially when the kittens’ favorite hiding place is inside the couch and those couches have been fully encapsulated with cardboard and tape.

It’s not a good feeling to think of what could have happened. Luckily, with the help of the movers, we were able to find them and remove them from the couch before it began its 12-week journey. The scare was horrid, but the joy at finding them soon overshadowed it. Still, I was rattled for quite a while.

I find myself responding like this more often these days when creating my beloved machine embroidery designs. Once I get the machine set up and going, I tend to do other things until the next color stop. If I leave the room, I keep an ear open for audible changes that could signal disaster. After four years here in Greece, my embroidery machine is making strange noises more and more. Taking it to the dealer for service is something I look forward to.

The problems got worse and worse as the noises became more frequent. I became flustered thinking that I was somehow forgetting my knowledge of machine embroidery. I thought the mistakes were my fault, instead of the fault of a machine that needs some tender loving care. Regardless, each mistake or problem makes me more jumpy than the last. Finally, I watched every stitch as it formed. That, along with listening closely, helped me to finish more projects.

When I become nervous about something, I do a lot of research on the subject until I feel certain that I can overcome any issues. With embroidery, I end up at my favorite embroidery design gallery instead. It’s so much more interesting than reading about a million and one machine problems. I’d much rather be finding new embroidery patterns! And I’m always guaranteed of finding a new free embroidery design for my efforts. Much more fun than research!

Now that I’m an experienced embroidery artist, I think I need to remind myself of the lessons I learned as a newcomer. It’s important to take time to get the project hooped properly. Take a little more time to study the embroidery designs before they stitch so that I am familiar with them. Then, just stitch. If it gets messed up, it gets messed up. There will always be some flaws or issues with machine embroidery, so it’s important to just go with it as much as possible. Agonizing over mistakes or what ifs will only suck all the joy out of the endeavor.

One thing that I do enjoy about watching every stitch form, though, is the knowledge I gain in how each embroidery design is created; how the beauty forms. If mistakes didn’t occur, I probably wouldn’t remember to take the great opportunity of this. Much like my cats hiding in a sofa and scaring me so badly, mistakes in embroidery offers a wonderful silver lining.

My number one tip is to just enjoy the calm after the storm, although dancing in the rain can be fun, too.

Striking Machine Embroidery Designs and Supplies

A couple of months ago, the thought of leaving Greece to go back to our home in California was quite distressing. We decided to stay for one more year. Then, career plans changed, and we are returning home after all. However, now that it is real, instead of just being thought about, I find that I am looking forward to returning home.

First, there are all the different foods that I love that I can’t get here; simple things like non-dairy coffee creamer and real donuts beckon me. Fast food and Chinese take-out are guilty pleasures that I can’t wait to indulge in again. While I love Greek food, nothing beats a greasy burger from one’s favorite joint.

Mostly, though, I’m looking forward to going home where I can go shopping and find all the wonderful  embroidery supplies  that make my heart sing. Here, I can get some thread for machine embroidery, but it’s just not enough! I need stabilizer and embroidery designs and Peltex and Mulberry Paper and everything else. When trying to find those things here, most of the shopkeepers think I’m trying to sell them something. It’s funny to hear the words “no thank you” when I’m trying to buy something, but it gets frustrating, too!

I do have a wonderful embroidery design gallery that I can visit online for my shopping needs, so I haven’t had to do completely without my supplies for the last four years. They offer machine embroidery thread, top quality discount embroidery designs, patterns, tutorials and anything else I can possibly need. Still, I like to browse the shops sometimes, too. It’s just not possible to meet my friends for lunch and shopping online!

When I was last in California, I actually didn’t do much shopping at my local shops, preferring the selection and pricing of the design gallery instead. Instead, I would go to the local shops to see and feel everything they had to offer. Then, I’d go home and order online for much better pricing. While purchasing new machine embroidery designs online, I’d also pick up a couple of fabulous free embroidery patterns or designs as well. The shops don’t offer that!

Another thing that I am looking forward to is being able to pick up an embroidery magazine that is written in my native English. From time to time, I would buy a Greek magazine for the pictures and inspiration. For the most part, I could follow along with the pattern by using the diagrams, but it would be so much easier if I could read it! The beautiful projects made the magazines worth it, though.

As my life gets turned upside down from an international move, my love of machine embroidery is keeping me grounded. When I finish a task here, I allow myself some time to stitch a little project or do a bit of shopping. I’m looking forward to setting up my new sewing room wherever we end up. And, even more, I’m looking forward to being an embroidery artist in America again. I guess there really is no place like home.