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Mandy Chamberlin For Everything Embroidery

Mandy Chamberlin - For Everything Embroidery

If you’ve found this post on this page the chances that we’ve already met before are pretty good but if we haven’t met before (hi and welcome) or you’re just wondering why I have separate branding for my name, I’ll do a little introduction to explain how this page came to be.

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.

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.

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 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.  

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!  

Get Your Embroidery Machine Out of the Box!

Get Your Embroidery Machine Out of the Box!

If you’re here it’s probably because you’re procrastinating taking your new embroidery machine out of the box – if you’ve chatted to me at any point you’ll know that I’m on a mission to get machines out of boxes so you’ve come to the right place!!

Here is some moral support to get you started – sometimes that’s the hardest part!

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.

Top Tips for Writing An Embroidery Blog

Top Tips for Writing An Embroidery Blog

I’m so glad you’re exploring the idea of sharing a blog!  We are so fortunate to live in a time where it’s easier than ever to connect with others and each of us with our own unique life experiences has so much embroidery and craft knowledge to share with others!

It doesn’t matter what your skill level is, if you’ve created something we would love to see it and hear about what you’ve learnt in your creative journey.

Top Tips for Writing An Embroidery Blog

Use Your Snowman to Help Line Up Your Embroidery Designs

If you have a Brother embroidery machine that has the Snowman feature, PLEASE start using it! It will change your life!

I did a quick video a couple of years ago (while working on hankies for the lovely Amanda Cookson at Southern Bride) on how I use it to save me a mountain of time with lining up my designs.

How YOU Can Help Save the World With Embroidery

How YOU can help save the world with embroidery

Everyone throws around the word “sustainability” and all the big corporates of the world are jumping through hoops to reduce their carbon emissions etc. But what does it really mean for the average sewer and/or embroiderer such as yourself? Do you really understand what the issues are and how decisions you make in your everyday life can help?

Brother VE2300 Embroidery Machine

The Brother NZ VE2300 Embroidery Only Machine

The Brother Essence Innov-is VE2300 Embroidery Only Machine is a machine that is exclusive to Echidna Sewing in New Zealand.  

You can find out more about this machine and the awesome special that Echidna Sewing currently has running on the Echidna Website here and keep reading below for more information about why I love this machine!

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 mandychamberlin.com.