Machine Embroidery Resolutions for the New Year

Every year at this time, many of us make a resolution for the new year. It doesn’t have to be the traditional “lose weight” or “stop smoking” (although those are great ways to be more healthy). Why not resolve, right now, to learning more about machine embroidery?

Here are three New Year resolutions for machine embroiderers:

#1 Try a new technique

Patchwork Quilt Blocks 12 by Stitch Delight

What have you always wished you could do with your machine? It’s time to be fearless! What is the worst that can happen? We have plenty of project tutorials on the Secrets blog and our designers provide excellent instructions for all kinds of designs:

#2 Organize your files (finally!)

Classics by Louisa Meyer Originals

Tired of constantly looking for files that you know you have? It is so much more efficient to keep your embroidery designs organized in an orderly fashion. Secrets has a download of category folders that makes it easy for you to keep track of your designs once you purchase them.

#3 Make time (and space) to embroider

Kayla Floral Cutwork Doily by Art Embroidery

All skills need practice and mastering machine embroidery is not just about embroidering. You also have to find a space in which to be creative. That doesn’t mean that you have to add on a sewing studio (although that would be wonderful). Find a space where you can set up your machine and leave it, even if it is a closet.

You are more apt to spend time getting to know your machine, and actually using it, if you can access it without dragging everything out and setting it up every time.

What is your embroidery resolution?