Seven Things to Look for on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday isn’t just about items on your Christmas list. Depending upon your budget, it is also a great time to take advantage of sales that will benefit you the entire year.

Don’t forget about your sewing and embroidery needs. There are plenty of Black Friday sales that should be of interest. Here are seven things you might think about buying on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Embroidery Designs

Patchwork Quilt Block 3 from Stitch Delight

With instant downloads, embroidery designs are just a click away. Think about what you may be making in the coming year and take advantage of special design sales, like those here at Secrets of Embroidery. There will be special sales from 25 stores and Double Points throughout Black Friday weekend.


Often, you can find deals on embroidery designs, cataloging programs, and digitizing software from Embird to Embrilliance and beyond. 

Machines and Equipment

Many embroidery machine manufacturers have special financing over the holidays. These sales often include extras like bonus software or additional attachments or hoops. It’s worth a look if you are even thinking about a first machine or upgrading an existing one.

Threads, Fabric, Stabilizers

Fabric, quilt, and craft stores typically have holiday sales on things you use frequently. If you find a great deal on thread, get some. Don’t need specific colors? Get staples like white, black, red, green, gold, or bobbin thread.

Other useful choices are stabilizers and interfacing. Get neutral fabrics that would work for the back of projects, if nothing else. Looking to do some quilting? Get your batting/wadding at a bargain.

If you are not going directly to the shop, many retailers offer free or discounted shipping, right to your door.


We all use notions. This is a good time to purchase cutting mats, rotary cutters, and scissors as well as machine needles, temporary spray adhesive, and rulers.


Bargain shirts, towels, and PJs are wonderful for future gifts. Practice on a similar item that is no longer of use.


Need a new computer or lap top? Now is generally the time to buy. Other things to look for are battery backup, surge protectors, and portable hard drives to backup all of your embroidery (and personal) files.

What is your most common embroidery-related Black Friday purchase?