Take Your Business Branding To the Next Level

Take Your Business Branding To The Next Level

When it comes to business branding, presentation is everything. After all, you only get one chance to make a first impression!

Not so long ago, branding was your logo on a business card or the heading on your letterhead. But now it means so much more. Your business cards and printed material are now just the tip of the iceberg. As is your logo.

Embroidery Digitizing - What Is It?

Embroidery digitizing might be a foreign term to you unless you use an embroidery machine yourself or have had to get a custom design created before.  

Embroidery digitizing is the process of converting your logo, design, text or image into an embroidery design that an embroidery machine will recognise to stitch the design onto your shirt, polo, hoodie or other fabric item.

Choose the Right Stabilizer for Your Embroidery Project

Stabilizer! Choose the Right One for Your Embroidery Project!

Are you using the right stabilizer for your embroidery project?

You are about to puncture anywhere from 5,000 to 50,000 stitches in your fabric – it needs HELP!  How much help.. Well how long is a piece of string?  There are so many factors that come into play, and while there is no “magic number” I’ll explore some of the puzzle pieces to consider…  

How to Apply Vinyl Decals

How to Apply Vinyl Decals

If you have followed me for a while you maybe be thinking “Mandy!  What are you doing posting a blog about vinyl decals – aren’t you all about embroidery?”.  Well yesI am BUT I recently got a Brother Scan N Cut DX1200 and I must say, it’s been pretty exciting!  

I’m all about inspirational words and quotes and I’m all for surrounding yourself in them – so why not help others surround themselves in inspiration as well!  

How to Use Positioning Crosses to Align a Split Embroidery Design

How to Use Positioning Crosses to Align a Split Embroidery Design

If you want to embroider a design which is larger than your hoop and you don’t know how to use the split design feature in your software or your software doesn’t have this feature, I have some FREE positioning crosses you can download here so you can do this manually. 

There are multiple ways to do this but I have found this to be the easiest way I’ve tried.  

Make Embroidered Patches Using Recycled Fabric

Make Embroidered Patches Using Recycled Fabric

Did you know that you can make embroidered patches out of recycled fabric?  In fact, it’s actually a really awesome way of using up your scraps or repurposing some clothing that would otherwise end up in the bin.

About the Author

Mandy Chamberlin is an embroidery digitizer and sewing & embroidery enthusiast on a mission to spread the love for machine embroidery. Mandy is the founder and “head embroidery addict” of the NZ Machine Embroidery Addicts community group. Alongside her role as Echidna’s New Zealand Manager, Mandy also runs her own businesses, Veronica and Me Designs, where she offers embroidery digitizing and embroidery services both within New Zealand and around the world. You can find out more about Mandy and connect with her through her contact info at