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Join me on Friday’s for Sip n Stitch, live on my YouTube Channel.

Every 3rd Friday of the month, we will do a different project and I will show you the process from start to finish. Check here to see what the next project will be and what supplies you will need so you can join in on the fun!

2023 Fall Schedule:

  • September- Friday 9/22/23
  • October- Friday 10/20/23
  • November- Friday 11/18/23
  • December- Friday 12/15/23

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Friday Sept. 22nd, 2023 10:30am cst

Felt Applique Sweatshirt

As fall is approaching, embroidered sweatshirts and sweaters will become more and more popular. Recently, a picture of an embroidered sweatshirt caught my eye on Facebook. The sweatshirt contained a perfectly cut felt name with hand stitching on top. I immediately thought of ways we can have this same look but using our embroidery and cutting machines. I reached out to my friend Lyndsie at Lynnie Pinnie and asked if she had any pretty script fonts that looked like hand stitched embroidery. Not only did she have exactly what I wanted, but she also had a new applique font that had a very similar look as to what I was going for!

You can grab the newly released fonts from Lynnie Pinnie at 60% off right now and I have a coupon for you to get 50% off everything except new releases.

I will be going over several ways that you can get this look and using my new Brother PRX1 embroidery machine to stitch out a sweatshirt.

Supplies Needed:

πŸ’» Check out past Sip & Stitch projects

πŸͺ‘ Learn more about my beginner course on machine embroider, From Start to Stitch

❀️ Join my Sip & Stitch Squad VIP Membership

🧡 Join my Facebook Group for discussion and help on machine embroidery and crafting

If you are interested buying a new embroidery machine, I have a direct contact at Sewing Machines Plus if you have questions or are ready to purchase and would rather talk to someone on the phone than purchase online. Email Jean at [email protected] your information and she will call you back and help you! Tell her Karlie Belle sent you 😘.

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I look forward to chatting with you Friday morning! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday Aug. 18th, 2023 10:30am cst

Embroidered Hat on a Multi-Needle

This week for Sip & Stitch we will be going over how to embroider a hat using a multi-needle or free arm machine and a cap driver. Hats are really fun to make with your embroidery machine, however the cap driver can be very intimidating to try for the first time. I will show you step by step how easy it is to remove your frame holder, attach the cap driver, hoop the hat using the cap ring and hooping station, then finally loading and stitching your hat. Once you see how easy it is, you will be making hats all the time. If you ever decide to start selling custom hats, you will love how large your profit margin is compared to embroidered clothing! Especially if you can get hats at wholesale pricing!

I will be using a cute design from Bella Bleu Embroidery. My husband recently got a fishing boat, so “Boat Hair Don’t Care” is perfect for my hat design 🚀😎. What I love about all of the hat designs from Bella Bleu is that they are specially digitized for hats. I will be going over what this means durning the tutorial.

I will be using my Brother PR680W 6 needle embroidery machine for this project, but the same process can be used for the Persona, Alliance, or any Brother/ Baby Lock 6 or 10 needle machine.

If you have a flatbed machine and are interested in learning how you can embroidery soft hats with your machine, check out this past Sip & Stitch.

Supplies Needed:

πŸ’» Check out past Sip & Stitch projects

πŸͺ‘ Sign up for From Start to Stitch Waitlist

❀️ Join my Sip & Stitch Squad VIP Membership

🧡 Join my Facebook Group for discussion and help on machine embroidery and crafting

If you are interested buying a new embroidery machine, I now have a direct contact at Sewing Machines Plus if you have questions or are ready to purchase and would rather talk to someone on the phone than purchase online. Email Jean at [email protected] your information and she will call you back and help you! Tell her Karlie Belle sent you 😘.

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I look forward to chatting with you Friday morning! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday June 9th, 2023 10:30am cst

Embroidered Swim Bag

It’s officially summer and I don’t know about y’all, but we go swimming every chance we get. Something that comes in really handy to have in our beach bag is a wet or swim bag. I am obsessed with these nylon bags that I got from my friend Kelly aka the Embroidery Nurse. She started this awesome embroidery blanks Facebook group a while back and she finds the best stuff!

The nylon swim bag will be using is not the easiest bag to turn inside out and float on a flatbed machine. So I will be using my Brother Persona and Durkee EZ Frames to do this project. Having a free arm and EZ Frames makes it sooooo much easier to stitch hard to hoop items like bags!

Supplies Needed:

If you want to make patches instead on embroidering right onto the bag, then grab these supplies too:

πŸ’» Check out past Sip & Stitch projects

πŸͺ‘ Sign up for From Start to Stitch Waitlist

❀️ Join my Sip & Stitch Squad VIP Membership

🧡 Join my Facebook Group for discussion and help on machine embroidery and crafting

If you are interested buying a new embroidery machine, I now have a direct contact at Sewing Machines Plus if you have questions or are ready to purchase and would rather talk to someone on the phone than purchase online. Email Jean at [email protected] your information and she will call you back and help you! Tell her Karlie Belle sent you 😘.

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I look forward to chatting with you Friday morning! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday May 26th, 2023 10:30am cst

Embroidered Tea Towel

This weeks Sip & Stitch project is one that I have been asked to do for a long time. We will be embroidering a tea towel. This thin and delicate towels can sometimes be hard to embroidered and some people have problems with puckering, choosing the right stabilizer, and hooping method. We will be going over all of that in this tutorial. Although this project can be done on any machine, I will be using my Ricoma EM-1010 and Mighty Hoops for the tutorial.

Supplies Needed:

Ricoma is having a Memorial Day Sale!! Now’s your chance to get the LOWEST PRICES on all embroidery machine packages, starting as low as $135/month with 0% financing, FREE shipping (up to $1,500 value) and FREE professional digitizing software (up to $2,000 value) So, don’t wait any longer and click the button below to take advantage of these amazing prices. Just fill out the form and someone from Ricoma will call or email you back to tell you all about this super special sale. 

πŸ’» Check out past Sip & Stitch projects

πŸͺ‘ Sign up for From Start to Stitch Waitlist

❀️ Join my Sip & Stitch Squad VIP Membership

🧡 Join my Facebook Group for discussion and help on machine embroidery and crafting

Watch Live on Facebook – Click attending event so that you get notified when I go live!

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I look forward to chatting with you Friday morning! #sipnstitchsquad


Thursday May 18th, 2023 10:30am cst

From Start to Stitch: Beginner Course on Machine Embroidery

I am so excited to be opening enrollment for my online beginner machine embroidery course this week. Its called From Start to Stitch and it includes everything I wish someone would have taught me when I first got my embroidery machine. This week for Sip & Stitch I will be going over everything that is included with the course and answering any questions you might have.

If you would like to get more info on From Start to Stitch, please click the button below

This course if for you if:

🌟 Have a machine, but have’t taken it out of the box yet

🌟 Tried playing with your machine, but keep having issue after issue

🌟 Have had some successful projects, but feel like you need to brush up on the basic fundamentals of machine embroidery

Here is what you will learn:

1️⃣ Basic Functions of Embroidery Machine

2️⃣ All of the Supplies Needed

3️⃣ What Stabilizers are Needed for Different Projects

4️⃣ How to Hoop a Variety of Items

5️⃣ Types of Stitches and Designs

6️⃣ How to Monogram

7️⃣ How to Applique

8️⃣ Intro to Embroidery Software

9️⃣ How to Maintain your Embroidery Machine

❀️ All my Tips and Tricks

Here are some other details about the course:

πŸ”₯ 9 Detailed Modules covering everything you need to know to get started with Machine Embroidery πŸ”₯ Monthly LIVE Q & A Sessions

πŸ”₯ Private Facebook Community

πŸ”₯ Lifetime Access to all Course Materials

πŸ”₯ 6 Bonuses Included

πŸ’» Check out past Sip & Stitch projects

❀️ Join my Sip & Stitch Squad VIP Membership

🧡 Join my Facebook Group for discussion and help on machine embroidery and crafting

If you are interested buying a new embroidery machine, I now have a direct contact at Sewing Machines Plus if you have questions or are ready to purchase and would rather talk to someone on the phone than purchase online. Email Jean at [email protected] your information and she will call you back and help you! Tell her Karlie Belle sent you 😘.

Watch Live on Facebook – Click attending event so that you get notified when I go live!

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I look forward to chatting with you Thursday morning! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday April 28th, 2023 10:30am cst

Printing on Cotton Shirts with a Luminaris 200 White Toner Printer

This week for Sip & Stitch we will be taking a break from embroidery and will be making shirts using my Luminaris 200 white toner printer. As much as I love sublimation, I really have a hard time with only being able to sub onto light colored, high polyester shirts. I did some research and found the solution to my problem could be solved by using a white toner printer. Not only can I print designs that can be pressed on any kind of material, like 100% cotton, but I can also print designs that have white ink and press them onto black shirts!! If you are interested in expanding your embroidery, vinyl, or sublimation business, this may be a great option for you!

Next weekend, we are going to my daughters dance competition and it also so happens to be my birthday πŸ₯³. So to celebrate I want to make some cute shirts to wear over the weekend. Creative Fabrica is my go to place for designs of all kinds. Since my birthday is on Cinco de Mayo, I wanted something festive and I found a really cute design that says Mamacita needs a Margarita 🍹. Then, I also found 2 Dance Mom designs that I really like.

Supplies Needed:

πŸ’» Check out past Sip & Stitch projects

πŸͺ‘ Sign up for From Start to Stitch Waitlist

❀️ Join my Sip & Stitch Squad VIP Membership

🧡 Join my Facebook Group for discussion and help on machine embroidery and crafting

If you are interested buying a new embroidery machine, I now have a direct contact at Sewing Machines Plus if you have questions or are ready to purchase and would rather talk to someone on the phone than purchase online. Email Jean at [email protected] your information and she will call you back and help you! Tell her Karlie Belle sent you 😘.

Watch Live on Facebook – Click attending event so that you get notified when I go live!

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I look forward to chatting with you Friday morning! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday April14th, 2023 10:30am cst

In the Hoop Zippered Rosette Bag

This week for Sip & stitch we will be making a very cute in the hoop Rosette Zippered Bag from my friend Melissa at Designs by Little Bee. When I first discovered that zippered bags can be made on an embroidery machine, I was amazed. You will love this project and I will guide you step by step how to put your bag together. What makes this project even better is that Melissa is offering the design totally FREE for the month of April 2023! The design comes in 5×7, 6×10, and 8×12. For the tutorial, I will be making the 6×10 bag on my Brother NQ1700E, but the steps will be the same no mater what machine you use.

Supplies Needed:

πŸ’» Check out past Sip & Stitch projects

πŸͺ‘ Sign up for From Start to Stitch Waitlist

❀️ Join my Sip & Stitch Squad VIP Membership

🧡 Join my Facebook Group for discussion and help on machine embroidery and crafting

If you are interested buying a new embroidery machine, I now have a direct contact at Sewing Machines Plus if you have questions or are ready to purchase and would rather talk to someone on the phone than purchase online. Email Jean at [email protected] Tell her Karlie Belle sent you 😘.

Watch Live on Facebook – Click attending event so that you get notified when I go live!

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I look forward to chatting with you Friday morning! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday March 31st, 2023 10:30am cst

Applique Easter Basket using PE800 and Magnetic Hoop

Easter is almost upon us and if you are last minute like me, you are just starting to get everything ready for when the big bunny will pass πŸ‡. When I was at the Everything Embroidery Market, I did a lot of shopping and one of the things I grabbed were these cute gingham Easter Buckets from Bayou Blanks. I posted a poll in my Facebook group asking everyone what machine did they want me to use for this project and the Brother PE800 using a Magnetic Hoop was the winner by a landslide. These buckets are soft and can be floated on a regular hoop on any flatbed machine. They are also super easy to float on EZ frames on your free arm or multi needle machine. I couldn’t quite find a design that I wanted for these buckets, so I decided to make my own. As a thank you for watching, you can get my zig zag banner applique for FREE. It comes in 4, 5, and 6 inches in width and they are all 1.5 inches tall.

Supplies Needed:

πŸ’» Check out past Sip & Stitch projects

πŸͺ‘ Sign up for From Start to Stitch Waitlist

❀️ Join my Sip & Stitch Squad VIP Membership

🧡 Join my Facebook Group for discussion and help on machine embroidery and crafting

If you are interested buying a new embroidery machine, I now have a direct contact at Sewing Machines Plus if you have questions or are ready to purchase and would rather talk to someone on the phone than purchase online. Call Jean at 800-401-8151 Ext: 139 or email her at [email protected] Tell her Karlie Belle sent you 😘.

Watch Live on Facebook – Click attending event so that you get notified when I go live!

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I look forward to chatting with you Friday morning! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday March 24th, 2023 10:30am cst

Everything Embroidery Market ’23 Re-Cap

I had the pleasure of attending my first Everything Embroidery Market (EEM) on March 4-5th in Lafayette, LA. I had so much fun meeting new people, taking classes, and SHOPPING!! For this Sip & Stitch I will tell you all about my experience, what I learned, and show you all of the goodies I bought.

πŸ’» Check out past Sip & Stitch projects

πŸͺ‘ Sign up for From Start to Stitch Waitlist

❀️ Join my Sip & Stitch Squad VIP Membership

🧡 Join my Facebook Group for discussion and help on machine embroidery and crafting

If you are interested buying a new embroidery machine, I now have a direct contact at Sewing Machines Plus if you have questions or are ready to purchase and would rather talk to someone on the phone than purchase online. Call Jean at 800-401-8151 Ext: 139 or email her at [email protected] Tell her Karlie Belle sent you 😘.

Watch Live on Facebook – Click attending event so that you get notified when I go live!

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I look forward to chatting with you Friday morning! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday February 24th, 2023 10:30am cst

4 Leaf Clover In the Hoop Feltie or CutCake

This weeks Sip & Stitch project is to make 4 leaf clover in the hoop felties or CutCakes as Applique Alley likes to call them. This is a super fun and easy beginner in the hoop project that can be made on any machine and is 4×4 hoop friendly! One thing I love about this project is that it is so versatile in that just this one design, I can make 6 different projects!! Because it comes in multiple sizes I can use them to make a centerpiece for a bow, a pin for a shirt, a clip for a headband, a hair barrette, a pair of earrings, a necklace, and a pin for a shirt! For the tutorial I will show you how to stitch the design out, then show examples of how to put all 6 projects together easily.

Supplies Needed:

πŸ’» Check out past Sip & Stitch projects

πŸͺ‘ Sign up for From Start to Stitch Waitlist

❀️ Join my Creative Fabrica Fans Membership page

🧡 Join my Facebook Group for discussion and help on machine embroidery and crafting

If you are interested buying a new embroidery machine, I now have a direct contact at Sewing Machines Plus if you have questions or are ready to purchase and would rather talk to someone on the phone than purchase online. Call Jean at 800-401-8151 Ext: 139 or email her at [email protected] Tell her Karlie Belle sent you 😘.

Watch Live on Facebook – Click attending event so that you get notified when I go live!

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I look forward to chatting with you Friday morning! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday February 3rd, 2023 10:30am cst

How to Embroider with Chenille Yarn

One of the latest trends in embroidery is adding fluffy chenille yarn to sweatshirts. This looked so cool to me so of course I had to try it! The videos I have seen involved people putting their fingers wayyyyy to close to the needle so I thought there has to be a better way. So I have been playing with it and I think I have a good solution. I tested this project out on 3 different machines. My Brother Persona was the easiest to work on. The presser foot allows you to have the fluffy yarn with no problem. I also tried it on my Baby Lock Altair, which allows me to raise the height of the presser foot. So I was able to do this kind of project on my flatbed single needle machine. The last one I tried was my Brother PE800. This machine does not have an option of adjusting the presser foot height. This made it a little bit more challenging, however I was still able to get it done!

In this tutorial, I will go over tips and tricks to help you to embroider with chenille yarn. As I mentioned above, this project can be done on any machine, but I will be using my Brother Persona. As a bonus I have a FREE Heart design download for you to try this technique! I will also go over how to use some bean stitch designs and fonts you already have, and make them chenille yarn friendly.

Supplies Needed:

πŸ’» Check out past Sip & Stitch projects

πŸͺ‘ Sign up for From Start to Stitch Waitlist

❀️ Join my Creative Fabrica Fans Membership page

🧡 Join my Facebook Group for discussion and help on machine embroidery and crafting

If you are interested buying a new embroidery machine, I now have a direct contact at Sewing Machines Plus if you have questions or are ready to purchase and would rather talk to someone on the phone than purchase online. Call Jean at 800-401-8151 Ext: 139 or email her at [email protected] Tell her Karlie Belle sent you 😘.

Watch Live on Facebook – Click attending event so that you get notified when I go live!

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I look forward to chatting with you Friday morning! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday January 20th, 2023 10:30am cst

How to Embroider a Valentines Day Onesie on the Brother PR680W

I was a very good girl last year and Santa brought me a new Brother PR680W 6 needle embroidery machine 😍. This week I am going to go over how to embroider a cute Valentine’s Day onesie using Durkee EZ Frames. One of the best things about upgrading from a flatbed machine to a free arm machine like this one is that it makes it soooooo much easier to hoop and embroider small items like onesies. You don’t have to worry as much about accidentally stitching the shirt to itself and you don’t have to babysit it to keep all of the extra material out of the way!

Even though I am showing this project on a 6 needle machine, you can do this at home on any machine. The design comes in as small as 4×4 and check out this post on how to hoop a onesie on a flatbed machine if you need help with that!

Valentines Day Monogram Onesie Supplies:

πŸ’» Check out past Sip & Stitch projects

❀️ Join my Creative Fabrica Fans Membership page

🧡 Join my Facebook Group for discussion and help on machine embroidery and crafting

If you are interested buying a new embroidery machine, I now have a direct contact at Sewing Machines Plus if you have questions or are ready to purchase and would rather talk to someone on the phone than purchase online. Call Jean at 800-401-8151 Ext: 139 or email her at [email protected] Tell her Karlie Belle sent you 😘.

Watch Live on Facebook – Click attending event so that you get notified when I go live!

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I look forward to chatting with you Friday morning! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday January 6th, 2023 10:30am cst

Jan 2023 Q & A Session and Getting Started with Machine Embroidery

Happy New Year and welcome to the first Sip & Stitch of 2023. Today we will be going over how to get started with machine embroidery. Maybe you got an embroidery machine for Christmas, or you bought one months or even years ago and still don’t know where to start.

This LIVE Q & A session is a great place to get your questions answered and I will also be going over all of my favorite supplies that you will need while getting started with machine embroidery.

My Favorite Supplies:

πŸ’» Check out past Sip & Stitch projects

❀️ Join my Creative Fabrica Fans Membership page

🧡 Join my Facebook Group for discussion and help on machine embroidery and crafting

If you are interested buying a new embroidery machine, I now have a direct contact at Sewing Machines Plus if you have questions or are ready to purchase and would rather talk to someone on the phone than purchase online. Call Jean at 800-401-8151 Ext: 139 or email her at [email protected] Tell her Karlie Belle sent you 😘.

Watch Live on Facebook – Click attending event so that you get notified when I go live!

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I look forward to chatting with you Friday morning! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday December 9th, 2022 10:30am cst

In the Hoop Christmas Tree Cake Earrings

I know this can turn into a very heated discussion, but I love Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes 🀣🀀. I know that everyone may not agree with how delicious they are, but you do have to admit they are cute. So when I saw these adorable in the hoop Christmas Tree Cake design from my friend Melissa at Designs by Little Bee, I knew I had to make them! This is a super easy and beginner friendly project, especially if you have never done an in the hoop project. And it is 4×4 hoop friendly! I will be making this project on a new machine I recently got, the Brother NQ1700E. But this project can be made on any machine 😁.

Supplies Needed:

If you are interested in a Brother NQ1700E or any other machine, I now have a direct contact at Sewing Machines Plus if you have questions or are ready to purchase and would rather talk to someone on the phone than purchase online. Call Jean at 800-401-8151 Ext: 139 or email her at [email protected] Tell her Karlie Belle sent you 😘.

During the Live, I will have a GIVEAWAY for one FREE ticket to my Sip & Stitch Holiday Workshop! All you have to do to enter is watch live and comment in the live chat, or comments section of the video.

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I look forward to chatting with you Friday morning! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday November 25th, 2022 1:30pm cst

Christmas Pajamas and Black Friday Sales

I hope you are having great Thanksgiving week and are ready to talk about all things Christmas and Black Friday!! This week for Sip & Stitch we are making Christmas Pajamas! These make great gifts and are best sellers if you have a shop! I will be making these on my Ricoma EM-1010 using my Mighty Hoops, but these can also be made on a smaller machine like a Brother PE800 in a 5×7 hoop.

Supplies Needed:

You don’t have to wait for Black Friday to find the best deals on embroidery machines or a white toner transfer printer because Ricoma is having their Black November promotion! Yes, you read that right – Black β€œNovember” – meaning ALL month long. Now’s your chance to get the LOWEST PRICES on all embroidery machine packages, starting as low as $135/month with 0% financing, FREE shipping (up to $1,500 value) and FREE professional digitizing software (up to $2,000 value) So, don’t wait any longer and click the button below to take advantage of these amazing prices. Just fill out the form and someone from Ricoma will call or email you back to tell you all about this super special sale. 

Also you can use discount code KARLIE50 to save $50 off a purchase of $500 or more


Friday November 11th, 2022 10:30am cst Morning Edition

Embrilliance Tutorial

This weeks Sip & Stitch will be more like a Sip & Chat where we will talk all things Embrilliance. This embroidery software company makes so many great programs and I will go over what each one does and how to use them but then focus on Essentials as that is the one I recommend you start with. Please come with questions so I can help you πŸ˜ƒ. If you are not able to attend the live, please email your questions to [email protected] by Thursday night and I will try to answer them in the video.

To read more about Embrilliance, check out this post I wrote that explains the difference in the programs they offer.

Embrilliance programs:

During the Live, I will have a GIVEAWAY for one FREE ticket to my Sip & Stitch Holiday Workshop! All you have to do to enter is watch live and comment in the live chat, or comments section of the video.

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I look forward to chatting with you Friday morning! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday October 21st, 2022 10:30am Morning Edition

Pumpkin Applique with 3D Ric Rac Ribbon

This weeks Sip & Stitch we are going to learn a new to me and fun technique of giving our applique projects a 3D effect using ribbon. I’m teaming up with Jennifer from Hooked on Applique to show you how to make a pumpkin applique with ric rac ribbon. This is a really fun project that you can get very creative with depending on what materials you use. I will be using this design to make a shirt on my Brother Persona. To get the ribbon effect I am going for, you will also need a sewing machine.

Some other things that makes this LIVE tutorial so much better is that you can download the pumpkin applique with ric rac for FREE!!! And we are having a GIVEAWAY!! For everyone watching LIVE, one lucky winner will receive the ENTIRE COLLECTION of DESIGNS on Hooked on Applique’s website!!! To enter, you just need to comment in the live chat on YouTube or make a comment on the video on Facebook. Then like/ thumbs up and share. We will announce the winner at the end of the show πŸ₯³.

Supplies Needed:

Watch Live on Facebook – Click attending event so that you get notified when I go live!

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If you are interested in upgrading to a Brother Persona, I now have a direct contact at Sewing Machines Plus if you have questions or are ready to purchase a new machine. Call Jean at 800-401-8151 Ext: 139 or email her at [email protected] Tell her Karlie Belle sent you 😘.

I look forward to chatting with you Friday morning #sipnstitchsquad


Friday September 30th, 2022

Hocus Pocus Themed Applique Garden Flag

Hocus Pocus is my all time favorite Halloween movie. When I found out a sequel was being release on Sept 30th, I was excited like a kid in a candy shop πŸ˜‚. To celebrate this awesome occasion, I want to make a Sanderson Sister’s Bed & Breakfast Garden Flag. I remembered admiring a witch trio applique at Marmiebee Designs and thought that would be perfect for my garden flag. I will be doing this project on my Baby Lock Altair using the large 9.5 x 9.5 inch hoop. The witch applique design also comes in a 5×7 size option so that you can tailor this project to fit the machine and hoop size you have.

Supplies Needed:

I now have a direct contact at Sewing Machines Plus whenever you have questions or are ready to buy a new machine. Call Jean at 800-401-8151 Ext: 139 or email her at [email protected] Tell her Karlie Belle sent you 😘.

I look forward to chatting with you Friday morning #sipnstitchsquad


Friday September 16th, 2022

In the Hoop Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelete

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and for this weeks Sip & Stitch we will be making in the hoop bracelets that we can gift to our friends and family effected by this horrible disease. I will also go over some other fun bracelets designs for Halloween and how to make multiple bracelets in one hooping so that you get the most out of your time… and stabilizer πŸ˜‚. This a a great beginner in the hoop project and can be made on any machine in as little as a 4×4 hoop. I will be using my Brother PE800 to demonstrate how to make this fun project.

Supplies needed:

I now have a direct contact at Sewing Machines Plus whenever you have questions or are ready to buy a new machine. Call Jean at 800-401-8151 Ext: 139 or email her at [email protected] Tell her Karlie Belle sent you 😘.

I look forward to chatting with you Friday night #sipnstitchsquad


Friday September 2nd, 2022 (Morning Edition)

Happy Fall Y’all Towel

Let’s get ready for fall by making a decorative Happy Fall Y’all towel to hang in our kitchen or bathroom. This is a great beginner project and can be done on any machine. The final size of the design I made is 5×7 and I will be making my towel on my Ricoma EM-1010 using my Durkee EZ Frames.

What makes this project even better is that the pumpkin design I am using for this project is FREE on Creative Fabrica. As an added bonus Creative Fabrica is giving away a $100 gift card to be used on their website for ANYTHING except subscriptions. In order to enter the giveaway following the following steps.

Step 1️⃣: Download your FREE pumpkin embroidery design If you don’t already have an account with Creative Fabrica, it’s easy and FREE to make one.

Step 2️⃣: After you download the design, write a review on the design’s page saying what you are going to make with this design.

Step 3️⃣: Like and comment on this post on Facebook telling me you finished step 1️⃣ & 2️⃣

Then join me this Friday, Sept 2nd. for Sip & Stitch where I will use this design to make a Fall Dish Towel and announce the winner of the $100 gift card for Creative Fabrica ❀️

Supplies Needed:

Ricoma is having a Labor Day Sale good through September 9th!! If you have been in the market for a multi-needle machine, now is a great time to check out Ricoma and get FREE SHIPPING! I love my EM-1010 and anyone that purchases a machine using my link will be invited to my exclusive Ricoma Owners Facebook Group for additional help and training with me. My machine came with the stand, 4 hoops, the cap driver with 2 cap rings, digitizing software, thread, and stabilizer. It really is an awesome package deal! Also, it comes with all the training and support you need.

They are also offering:

  • 10% OFF Heat Presses, Sewing Machines and Vinyl Cutters plus FREE SHIPPING
  • 20% OFF Embroidery Ricoma Accessories and Chroma Software

Just click HERE, fill out the form, and someone from Ricoma will call you and go over the machines, pricing, and financing (they offer 0% financing!!!).

I look forward to chatting with you Friday morning #sipnstitchsquad


Friday August 19th, 2022 (Morning Edition)

Applique School Shirt using Snack Cakes

We are changing things up a bit this week for Sip & Stitch and having our live at 10:30am cst for a Morning Edition. So bring your favorite coffee or tea and join me in making a really fun back to school applique shirt. This weeks project we will be going over how to incorporate Snack Cakes from Applique Alley into your applique name designs to give them a unique look. This project can be made on any machine, however I will be showing you on my Brother Persona.

Supplies Needed:

I now have a direct contact at Sewing Machines Plus whenever you have questions or are ready to buy a new machine. Call Jean at 800-401-8151 Ext: 139 or email her at [email protected] Tell her Karlie Belle sent you 😘.

I look forward to chatting with you Friday morning #sipnstitchsquad


Friday August 5th, 2022

In the Hoop Pencil Zippered Bag

For Sip & Stitch this week we are getting ready for back to school and making an in the hoop zippered pencil bag. I found this adorable bag that looks like an actual pencil and my girls loved it when I showed it to them. In the hoop zippered bags can be intimidating, but I will go through step by step on how to create this. The entire bag is totally made in the hoop. All that need to be done is to close one small hole when you are done. I will be using my Brother NQ3600D and the 6×10 hoop it comes with, but the design is also offered in 4×4, 5×7, and 8×12 so you can make one as big or as small as you would like!

Supplies Needed:

I look forward to chatting with y’all Friday! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday July 22nd, 2022

August Perfectly Pieced Unboxing and Demo

This week for Sip & Stitch I will be giving you a sneak peak on what’s inside the August Perfectly Pieced subscription box. I will show you all of the goodies inside along with how to put together this months quilt block design in the hoop using my Brother PE800 embroidery machine.

I am officially in my new craft room now, although I haven’t completely emptied the old one yet 🀣. I still have a lot of work to do but I am loving the new layout and the extra storage that I have in this new room. I will give you a little look around during this LIVE video 😁.

Supplies Needed:

I look forward to chatting with y’all Friday! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday July 8th, 2022

July Q & A and Announce winner of Sublimation Starter Kit Giveaway

This week for Sip & Stitch we are doing a Q & A session to answer all of your crafting, embroidery, sublimation, Embrilliance, and silhouette questions.

We will also be announcing the winner of the Sublimation Starter Kit giveaway hosted by Creative Fabrica. Congrats to Terryann Dixon on winning!! I can’t wait to see what you make with your new sublimation printer!!

Lastly I will be showing you my progress on my Perfectly Pieced quilted pillow I am making. You can check out this LIVE unboxing video of the July 2022 Perfectly Pieced subscription box from M.E. Time and see what’s inside and how to piece together a block.


Friday June 24th, 2022

Sublimated Dance Shirts and Keychains

We are taking a break from embroidery this week to play with another craft that I love, sublimation. I will be using my sublimation printer along with some designs I found on Creative Fabrica, to make some dance shirts and keychains for all the little girls that dance with my daughters as presents for their revue. I will go over some of the basic steps and supplies you need for sublimation along with what kind of blanks you need to use.

Supplies Needed:

I am teaming up with Creative Fabrica to GIVEAWAY a Sublimation starter kit including the Epson ET-2760 printer, Sublimation ink & Sublimation paper πŸ₯³. Follow the following steps to be entered to win:

  1. Go to Creative Fabrica’s website and download the Free Summer Quotes SVG Bundle
    • To download it you need to log in to your Creative Fabrica account, alternatively create a new account for free. You can easily do this by following the steps after pressing download.
  2. Leave a comment on the free design page with what you wish to make with the freebie. For example:  This design will look so cute for my new summer t-shirt collection!
  3. Leave a comment down below in this Facebook post and hit the like button πŸ‘.

This giveaway is sponsored by Creative Fabrica, and the giveaway is not affiliated with Epson, Cosmos Ink, or A-Sub paper.

The winner will be drawn and announced Friday July 8th. Good Luck!!


Friday June 17th, 2022

Applique Beach Bag

This weeks projects will go over how to appliquΓ© a large beach bag on my Ricoma EM-1010. I choose to embroider “hello summer” on my bag, but you can add a name, monogram, or any other saying you would like. We will be going over how to use appliquΓ© alphabets to create the design you want. I will also go over using a multi-needle machine with a mighty hoop. Bags are easiest to hoop and embroider on a free arm machine, but if you have a smaller flatbed, it still can be done.

Supplies Needed:

Remember if you are ever interested in getting a Ricoma, please reach out to me.  My referral link will save you $100 off your order and I have a special Ricoma Owners Facebook group with free training for those who order their machine through me 😁.

I look forward to chatting with y’all Friday! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday May 27th, 2022

Monogrammed Girls Bathing Suit

This weeks project we will be going over how to embroider bathing suits. I absolutely love the look of a monogrammed bathing suit on little kids, so I will be using a 2/3T girls 2 piece bathing suit for this project. This project can be done on any machine and is even 4×4 hoop friendly, however I will be demonstrating it on my Brother Persona and use my Durkee EZ Frames.

Supplies Needed:

I now have a direct contact at Sewing Machines Plus whenever you have questions or are ready to buy a new machine. Call Jean at 800-401-8151 Ext: 139 or email her at [email protected] Tell her Karlie Belle sent you 😘.

I look forward to chatting with you Friday Night #sipnstitchsquad


Friday May 20th, 2022

In the hoop Mini Notebook Cover

The end of the school year is approaching fast and with that comes teacher presents. This week for Sip & Stitch I will show you how to make these adorable in the hoop notebook covers from Designs by Little Bee. Melissa has made a ton of wonderful designs, and for this project I choose the Pencil and Paper design which I think will make a great gift!

This design comes in lots of options even though it is only one size. I will be going over how to complete the whole notebook cover in one hooping using a 6×10 hoop. I will also go over how to add appliquΓ© to the notebook along with different placement options for the snap.

If your machine only has a 5×7 hoop, don’t worry because you can still make this project! It has to be done in 2 hoopings and it comes together very easily. My friend Bethany at Bethadilly on YouTube filmed how to make this notebook cover using this method. She has a Baby Lock Alliance which has an 8×8 hoop, but the same process she shows is done in a 5×7 hoop. Check out her video here to see the tutorial.

Supplies Needed:

I look forward to chatting with you Friday night! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday April 29th, 2022

Embroidered Mother’s Day Card

Mother’s Day is on May 8th this year and while I’m sure I will make my mom’s something for their special day, I though giving them an embroidered Mother’s Day card with their gift will make it extra special! This is a fun an easy beginners machine embroidery project that can be done on any machine. I will be making my card from start to finish using a 5×7 hoop on my Baby Lock Altair.

Supplies Needed:

I look forward to chatting with you Friday night! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday April 1st, 2022

In the Hoop Bunny Bag Tag

Easter is almost upon us and one of the most requested items I get for this time of year is personalized bunny stuffies and easter baskets. Unfortunately not all easter baskets have nice removable liners, or are made of a material that can be embroidered. In this Sip & Stitch, I will be going over how to make an in the hoop bunny bag tag. These are the perfect solution on how to personalize baskets and gifts for Easter! The bag tags comes in a variety of sizes including 4 inch so this project can be done on any machine. I will be showing you how to make this from start to finish on my Brother PE770 (PE800) in a 5×7 hoop.

Supplies Needed:

I look forward to chatting with you Friday night! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday March 18th, 2022

Kimberbell Bench Buddy Chenille Bunny Pillow

Last year I learned about this amazing embroidery design company called Kimberbell, and I immediately became obsessed with all of their designs and products 😍. Most of the things I make with my embroidery machine are for kids and babies. Kimberbell specializes in making quilts and pillows, along with tons of other projects, that are more for me and home decor and I love all of it! This weeks projects will be to make one of the pillows from their Bench Buddies series. I will be making the Chenille Bunny pillow just in time for Easter. The pillow size is 8×8, so I will be using my Ricoma EM-1010 and the 8×9 mighty hoop to make this project. Kimberbell, also offers the design to be done in 2 hoping using a 5×7 hoop so this can be done on smaller machines like the Brother PE800 as well.

Supplies Needed:

I look forward to chatting with you Friday night! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday March 4th, 2022

Curved Neckline Tutorial

One of my favorite trends right now in embroidery is a curved neckline. This week for Sip & Stitch, I will go over how to create curved lettering in Embrilliance Essentials, then how to line up the lettering on the collar, and hoop the shirt. I will use my Baby Lock Altair sewing/ embroidery machine for this project, but the process and concept can be done on any machine, including a Brother PE800. Also, the options of wording you choose to stitch on your neckline is endless! You can stitch names, sayings, teams, whatever you want!

Shout out to Lyndsie at Lynnie Pinnie for offering everyone a coupon code for this weeks project!!

Supplies Needed:

I look forward to chatting with you Friday night! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday Feb. 4th, 2022

3D Puff Foam Embroidery on a Hat using the Brother Persona

One of the very fun and cool things that can be embroidered on a a free arm machine like my Brother Persona is a hat using the cap driver accessory. For this week’s Sip & Stitch I will be going over how to use the cap driver, hoop a hat, then stitch some 3D Puff Foam embroidery on a baseball cap. This project will be specific for the Brother Persona and Baby Lock Alliance, however, 3d Foam puff embroidery can be added to any project using any machine. If you are interested in learning how to embroider a hat but only have a flatbed machine, check out this video tutorial.

Supplies Needed:

If you are at all interested in purchasing the Brother Persona or Baby Lock Alliance, please send me an email at

[email protected]

You can also message me on Facebook. I would be happy to tell you all about the machine. I will give you FREE virtual training through access to my exclusive Persona/ Alliance Owners Facebook group if you order your machine through me. Please contact me for more details πŸ™‚

I have a coupon code “karliebelle” to save you 10% off your purchase that will work on the Alliance.

*In order to get free training with me and access to my exclusive Persona/ Alliance Owners page and Facebook group, you will need to order through my link and use my coupon code.  Using a different coupon code, ordering over the phone, or through Sewing Machines Plus chat feature will void my offer.  

I look forward to chatting with you Friday night! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday Jan. 21st, 2022

In the Hoop Valentine Lollipop Holder

This week for Sip & Stitch we will be making an in the hoop Valentine’s Day cards that are lollipop holders. This is a fun and simple in the hoop project makes special little gifts for Valentine’s Day. The cards are made in a 5×7 hoop but are small enough to fit 2 in one hooping if you would like to make multiples. I will be using my Brother PE770 to show you how to make this project but this can be made on any machine with a 5×7 hoop or bigger.

Supplies Needed:

Don’t forget, I will be announcing the winner of the $500 gift card to SewingMachinesPlus.com and 1 year membership to my CF Fans group durning this Sip & Stitch. Get your entry in by Thursday January 20th at midnight cst to be eligible to win.

I look forward to chatting with you Friday night! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday Jan. 7th, 2022

In the Hoop Mug Rug

For our first Sip & Stitch of 2022, I will be showing you how to create an in the hoop mug rug by simply using some shapes and designs that are already pre-loaded on your machine. No software required! I will also show you how to create just the mug rug foundation on your machine, then add any design that you may have purchased online. I will be using my Brother NQ3600D, but this project can be done on any Brother or Babylock machine with a 5×7 hoop. A mug rug can not be made on a 4×4 hoop, however the same concept can be used to make coasters instead 😁.

Supplies Needed:

I will also show an example of a mug rug with just a quilting design on it. I get those from Designs by JuJu.

I look forward to chatting with you Friday night! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday Dec. 10th, 2021

Beanie with Leather Patch

If you are in my Facebook Group, you may have noticed a hot new trend that some of our members are making! It is a knit beanie hat with a leather patch embroidered on the front with a name or monogram. These hats make awesome Christmas gifts and are a great item to sell right now if you have a shop.

For this project I will be using my new Baby Lock Altair sewing/ embroidery machine. This is literally a DREAM machine for anyone who embroideries, sews, and quilts. I hope Santa can bring you one for Christmas!

Supplies Needed:

I look forward to chatting with you Friday night! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday Nov. 26th, 2021

Black Friday Deals for Crafters

This week for Sip & Stitch, I will be talking all about Black Friday. Join me as we chat about all of the great deals I found for crafters. To find a list of links to all of the deals, please visit this blog post.


Friday Nov. 12th, 2021

Turkey Applique Shirt on Ricoma EM-1010

This week for Sip & Stitch I will be making an adorable turkey applique shirt using my Ricoma EM-1010. Holiday themed shirts are my favorite to make for my girls and they are also big sellers if you have a small business. I will go through all the steps on how to do an applique project. I will also be going over all of the features of my Ricoma EM-1010 and tell you all about the awesome sale they are having this month.

Supplies Needed:

I look forward to chatting with you Friday night! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday Oct 15th, 2021

Halloween Sublimation Shirt and Vinyl Decal Cup

This week for Sip & Stitch, we are taking a break from embroidery to play with sublimation and vinyl. I found some hilarious designs on Creative Fabrica that are great to wear for Halloween festivities. We will sublimate a couple of shirts and I will also show you how to cut a vinyl decal and apply it to a wine tumbler. You can check out my past video on how I set up my sublimation printer here and my Intro to Sublimation post here.

Supplies Needed:

If you are a lover of embroidery designs, SVGs, sublimation graphics, and fonts, you should consider getting Creative Fabrica’s All Access Subscription! It gives you access to download EVERYTHING on their site and it is fabulous! I have a special offer that gets you your first month for only $1, then 37% off the normal price each month after. Click the button below to check it out and sign up.

I look forward to chatting with you Friday night! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday Oct 1st, 2021

In the Hoop Halloween Treat Bag

Can you believe that it’s October already!! I have to say that this is my favorite month! I love all things Halloween! We will kick off this month with an adorable in the hoop treat bag. This project is great for kids to give to their cousins, neighbors, friends at school and church, and with teammates and after school activity friends.

This treat bag design comes in sizes from as little at 4×4 up to 7×12. This week I will be using my Brother NQ3600D to make a 4×4 witch treat bag. But you can follow along and make any of the cute treat bags on any machine, the process will be the same no matter what you are using.

Supplies Needed:

I am excited to make this very fun project with you Friday night! I look forward to chatting with you all! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday Sept 17th, 2021

Collegiate Applique Letters using 5×12 Multi-position Hoop (PE770/ PE800)

Are you ready for some football (said in my best Monday night football voice πŸ˜‚). This Friday we will be making collegiate/ varsity appliquΓ© letters on a shirt. I am very excited to show you how you can do ADULT SIZE lettering on your PE770/ PE800/ SE1900 using the 5×12 multi-position hoop. A 5×7 hoop can be limiting to only baby and toddler sized clothing. But with the 5×12 hoop and Embrilliance Essentials, you can take it up a step to do some designs large enough for adults 😁. I will be making an LSU shirt for this project, but you can use the appliquΓ© alpha to make any team/ school you want!

Supplies Needed:

I am excited to be back with y’all after missing the past few weeks due to Hurricane Ida. I look forward to chatting with you Friday night! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday Aug 20th, 2021

In the Hoop Crayon Box Hand Sanitizer Holder

We are keeping with the Back to School theme this week by making an adorable crayon box hand sanitizer holder from Designs by Little Bee. Melissa has the best in the hoop designs and I can go crazy on her website. I got to meet her last month at the Applique Getaway and she is super nice and has the best hair πŸ’œ!

This project can be done on any machine but I will be showing you how to make multiple of these in my large hoop on my Ricoma EM-1010. If you have an Etsy shop or sell at craft shows, these can be a big seller.

Supplies Needed:

Remember if you are ever interested in getting a Ricoma, please reach out to me.  My referral link will save you $100 off your order and I have a special Ricoma Owners Facebook group with free training for those who order their machine through me 😁.

I look forward to chatting with y’all Friday! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday Aug 6th, 2021 & Aug 13th, 2021

Pencil Applique with Functional Pocket

This week we will be working on a very cute back to school project from Creative Appliques. It is a cute applique pencil design that also includes adding a functional pocket to a shirt. This project is great for both kids and teachers. I will also be going over how to personalize the pocket with a name or monogram before adding it to the shirt.

Supplies Needed:

If you are at all interested in purchasing the Brother Persona or Baby Lock Alliance, please send me an email at

[email protected]

You can also message me on Facebook. I would be happy to tell you all about the machine. I will give you FREE virtual training and give you access to my exclusive Persona Owners Facebook group and page if you order your machine through me. Please contact me for more details πŸ™‚

I have a coupon code “karliebelle” to save you 10% off your purchase that will work on the Alliance.

*In order to get free training with me and access to my exclusive Persona/ Alliance Owners page and Facebook group, you will need to order through my link and use my coupon code.  Using a different coupon code, ordering over the phone, or through Sewing Machines Plus chat feature will void my offer.  

I look forward to chatting with you Friday night!

Friday July 23rd, 2021

Live from the Applique Getaway

This week I will going live from the Applique Getaway in Dallas, TX. I’m so excited to share my experience, meet some Sip & Stitch Squad members, and show you around the vendor room. I look forward to sharing and chatting with you!


Friday July 9th, 2021

July Q & A session

This week we will not have a project, but instead have a Sip & Chat where you can ask me all your questions about embroidery, Embrilliance, sublimation, and Silhouette! I look forward to chatting with you!


Friday June 25th, 2021

In the Hoop 4th of July Bunting

This weeks project is a new one for me. We are going to make in the hoop bunting! I was recently introduced to Sew Pea Embroidery Designs by my friend Carol, and they the most awesome in the hoop projects there! Since 4th of July is coming up here in the US, I thought this would be a fun project we can do and use to decorate my craft room with 😁.

Supplies Needed:

I look forward to doing this fun project with y’all and to be able to chat with you Friday night 😁!


Friday June 11th, 2021

Embroidered Koozie for Father’s Day

This weeks project is to learn how to embroider a can cooler or koozie. This is a fun and easy project that can be done with any machine since we will use the 4×4 hoop. These will make great Father’s Day presents, however I could not find cute designs or sayings that were small enough, so I decided to just make my own. I used Embrilliance Essentials and a mixture of BX fonts that I already own to make cute sayings.

Supplies Needed:

I look forward to doing this fun project with y’all and to be able to chat with you Friday night 😁!


Friday May 28th, 2021

Intro to Sublimation Printing

A couple months ago I purchased an Epson printer with intensions of making it a sublimation printer. Well, it sat on my craft room floor for too long and I finally opened it this past week. For this Sip & Stitch, I will go over how sublimation works, what kind of things you can make with it, and how it can be helpful for embroidery and applique projects.

Supplies for Sublimation:

I can’t wait to dive more into this new craft with you guys! I look forward to chatting with you durning the live 😁


Friday May 14, 2021

Embroidered Straw Beach Hat

Staying on our summer theme kick, this week we will be embroidering straw beach hats. There are so many possibilities of different sayings or personalizations you can add! I ask my girls if they would like their monograms, names, Hello Summer, or Hello Sunshine and they both chose Hello Sunshine. I also though Big Sister and Little Sister would be a cute choice for them.

I will be using Embrilliance Essentials in order to modify the text so that it curves around the brim of the hat. The 6×10 hoop from my Brother NQ3600D works perfect for the phrase Hello Sunshine 🌞.

Supply List:

I look forward to chatting with y’all Friday! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday April 30, 2021

Applique Name Frame Beach Towel on the Ricoma EM-1010

Summer is fast approaching and my go to birthday gift for kids this time of year is personalized beach towels. These are fun and easy projects that can be done on most machines, but of course the bigger the hoop, the bigger you can make the design on the towel. For this project I am using my Ricoma EM-1010 which has an 8×12 hoop, so I can make an extra long name frame, which I am very excited about.

I found these adorable summer applique name frames on Creative Appliques and of course I couldn’t just choose one, so I bought the bundle of 14 of them. There is an extra discount when you check out plus a free font!! So, I got 14 designs and 1 font set for just over $13 πŸ₯³!

Supplies needed:

Remember if you are ever interested in getting a Ricoma, please reach out to me.  My referral link will save you $100 off your order and I have a special Ricoma Owners Facebook group with free training for those who order their machine through me 😁.

I look forward to chatting with y’all Friday! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday April 16, 2021

Monogramed Tote Bag using an Embroidery Riser

This weeks Sip & Stitch is going to be all about what an embroidery riser is and how to use one. I will give a quick demonstration on how they can be so useful when you have a flat bed machine. Then we will set up and monogram my new tote bag that I got from our wholesale blanks page that my friend Ashley is running.

On Friday night there will be a very exciting giveaway!!! My good friend Carol, who makes the embroidery risers, will be giving one away to one lucky person. In order to enter the giveaway, you must place an order for the riser on Friday (April 16th). They next day, she will choose one lucky winner who will then get their purchase refunded so that their riser is FREE! Thanks so much to Carol for offering this wonderful giveaway!

Supplies Needed:

I look forward to chatting with y’all Friday! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday April 2, 2021

Embrilliance Tutorial

This weeks Sip & Stitch will be more like a Sip & Chat where we will talk all things Embrilliance. This embroidery software company makes so many great programs and I will go over what each one does and how to use them. Please come with questions so I can help you πŸ˜ƒ. If you are not able to attend the live, please email your questions to [email protected] before Friday night and I will try to answer them in the video.

To read more about Embrilliance, check out this post I wrote that explains the difference in the programs they offer.

Embrilliance programs:

I look forward to chatting with you Friday night!


Friday March 19, 2021

In the Hoop Tooth Fairy Pillow on the Brother Persona

This week for Sip & Stitch, we will be using my Brother Persona to make an in the hoop tooth fairy pillow. I have been wanting to make these for my girls for such a long time and I am so excited to be finally getting around to scratching this off of my projects to do list.  Lovely Leaf Applique‘s design can be purchased in 5×7 or 6×10 so you can do this on lots of different flatbed machines with a 5×7 hoop or bigger. I choose a basic tooth with a bow design for my girls, but there are tons of cute designs for boys and girls that y’all are going to love.

Supplies Needed:

If you are at all interested in purchasing the Brother Persona, please send me an email at

[email protected]

You can also message me on Facebook. I would be happy to tell you all about the machine. I will give you FREE virtual training and give you access to my exclusive Persona Owners Facebook group and page if you order your machine through me. Please contact me for more details πŸ™‚

*In order to get free training with me and access to my exclusive Persona Owners page and Facebook group, you will need to order through my link and use my coupon code.  Using a different coupon code, ordering over the phone, or through Sewing Machines Plus chat feature will void my offer.  

I look forward to chatting with you Friday night!


Friday March 5, 2021

Faux Smock Embroidery Design & Embroidered Name on Stuffed Bunny Ears

This Sip & Stitch is gonna be jammed packed with fun. Lets all see how well I can multi-task 🀣! We are going to attempt to do 2 projects at once. First we will set up a kids shirt on my Ricoma EM-1010 to do a Faux Smock embroidery design. Since this design is all thread, it is a great project to do on my multi-needle Ricoma because I can set it up and walk away πŸ™Œ. While this is stitching out, I will show you how to embroider a name on the long floppy ear of a bunny stuffed animal. We will go over ripping the seam, embroidering a name using my PE770 (PE800), and sewing the ear back up.

Both of these projects can be done on almost any machine, so I hope you can join in on the fun!

Faux Smock Supplies needed:

Embroidered Bunny Ears Supplies:

I look forward to chatting with y’all Friday! #sipnstitchsquad


Friday February 19, 2021

Sip & Chat

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras! This Friday we will not have a project but do a Sip & Chat instead. Lets talk about all things embroidery and crafting! Come with any questions you have about machines, Embrilliance, hooping, stabilizer, thread, or projects. We can also talk about projects and tutorials you would like to see for upcoming videos.

I look forward to chatting with y’all Friday!


Friday February 5, 2021

Sip & Stitch Squad Hat on Brother Persona

This weeks project is by special request to embroider a hat on my Brother Persona using the cap driver. As a thank you for supporting my channel and blog, I digitized an embroidery design just for our Sip & Stitch Squad! This project is specific for the Persona, but the design can be used on any machine to stitch out on whatever you like πŸ™‚

Supplies Needed:

If you are at all interested in purchasing the Brother Persona, please send me an email at

[email protected]

You can also message me on Facebook. I would be happy to tell you all about the machine. I have a coupon code to save you $500 off of your machine, will give you FREE one on one virtual training, and give you access to my exclusive Persona Owners Facebook group and page. Contact me for more details πŸ™‚

In order to get free training with me and access to my exclusive Persona Owners page and Facebook group, you will need to order through my link and use my coupon code.  Using a different coupon code, ordering over the phone, or through Sewing Machines Plus chat feature will void my offer.  

I look forward to chatting with y’all Friday!


Friday January 29, 2021

In the Hoop Heart Pencil Toppers 4×4 hoop Project

I am super excited for this weeks project! I have been playing more and more with my digitizing software Stitch Artist, and was able to create some cute little heart shaped pencil toppers. These make cute little gifts for your kids to give their friends. There are 4 different heart designs and they all stitch out together in a 4×4 hoop, so this project can be done on any embroidery machine πŸ™‚

Supplies Needed:

I look forward to chatting with y’all Friday!


Friday January 15, 2021

Fleece Scarf with Polar Bear Applique on Ricoma EM-1010

This weeks project is perfect for the cold weather we are currently having. I am making cute fleece scarfs for my girls that have an adorable polar bear on it! The scarfs are a super simple no sew project and you can add any type of applique that you want πŸ™‚

Supplies Needed:

I look forward to chatting with y’all Friday…and showing y’all my new machine!


Friday January 1, 2021

Sip & Chat

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday and Happy New Year! This Friday we will not have a project but do a Sip & Chat instead. Lets talk about all things embroidery and crafting! Come with any questions you have about machines, Embrilliance, hooping, stabilizer, thread, or projects. We will also make a list of projects and tutorials you would like to suggest for upcoming videos.

Its going to be a fun night and I can’t wait to chat with you all πŸ™‚


Friday December 18, 2020

In the Hoop Zippered Bag

This week I am super excited to try a new project that has been on my list for a while now. This is also going to make great gifts for some of my friends and family for Christmas. We will be making an in the hoop zippered bag!

I bought this pattern from Parker on the Porch months ago and am finally going to stitch it out. It comes in several sizes so that you can make it on any machine in a 5×7 hoop or larger.

Supplies Needed:

I look forward to chatting with y’all Friday…and showing y’all my new machine!


Friday December 11, 2020

Applique Christmas Shirt on Brother Persona PRS100

This week I will be making my girls some appliquΓ© Christmas shirts for them to wear to school. Since my girls are getting big, my 5×7 hoop is not really big enough for their shirts anymore. This is one of the reasons why I upgraded to my Brother Persona and now have an 8×8 hoop to do their shirts. However the design I am using comes in multiple sizes and can be done on any machine.

Supplies Needed:

If you are at all interested in purchasing the Brother Persona, please send me an email at

[email protected]

You can also message me on Facebook. I would be happy to tell you all about the machine. If you purchase through my affiliate link now through 12-31-20, you will get a free stand with your purchase and a boarder frame hoop. I also have a coupon code to save you $500 off of your machine and will give you FREE one on one virtual training. Contact me for more details πŸ™‚

I look forward to chatting with y’all Friday!


Friday December 4, 2020

In the Hoop Lip Balm Holder

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! I don’t know about you but I know that I ate too much and spent too much shopping on Black Friday LOL. There were so many good deals on all of my favorite embroidery design websites.

One of the deals I caught was 70% off of Designs by Little Bee. So this week we will be stitching out one of her adorable in the hoop lip balm holders. These will make great stocking stuffers or little gifts for kids.

Supplies Needed:

I look forward to chatting with y’all Friday!


Friday November 27, 2020

Applique Christmas Dish Towel and Heat Transfer Vinyl Pot Holder

Its Black Friday and there are SO MANY great deals for crafters! Creative Fabrica’s Black Friday deal is one of the best! You can get a subscription to have access to ANYTHING on their website for only $1 for the first month! After that, the monthly subscription is only $19 which is a discount from their usually price of $29/ month.

Another exciting thing is that I am doing 2 different tutorials tonight πŸ™‚ First we will set up and applique a dish towel. While that is stitching, we will cut out a heat transfer vinyl design and press it on a matching oven mitt.

Supplies Needed:

I look forward to chatting with y’all Friday!


Friday November 20, 2020

Embroidered Family Christmas Ornament

This week I am so excited to show you how to make a family Christmas ornament. This is a super fun and easy project to do and makes great Christmas gifts. You can even make them larger and hoop in a 8-10″ wooden embroidery hoop to hang on the wall and use for house warming gifts.

Supplies Needed:

I look forward to chatting with you Friday Night!


Friday November 13, 2020

Embroidered Name on Christmas Stocking

This week I will show you a couple of different techniques on how to embroider on Christmas stockings using a flatbed machine like a Brother PE770 or PE800.

Supplies Needed:

I also may throw in a little Stitch Artist demonstration on how to digitize a very simple design. I’m thinking of making my dog Ozzy a stocking and I would like a little dog bone on either side of his name.

I look forward to chatting with you Friday night!


Friday Oct 30th has been postponed due to Hurricane Zeta

Friday November 6, 2020

Applique Monogrammed Tote Bag

I will use my Brother PE770 (PE800) and my 5×7 hoop to monogram a bag. This is a fun project and these personalized bags make great gifts! Christmas will be here before you know it so let’s get started πŸ™‚

Supplies Needed:

Remember that this project can be done on any embroidery machine. Just use a hoop and bag that works for you. You can also play around with different designs, fonts, and appliquΓ©s to make this project unique every time you make it.

I look forward to chatting with you Friday night!

You can find all my past Sip & Stitch projects here.

Pain Killer Drink Recipe

  • 1-2 parts Dark Spiced Rum (I like Captain Morgan)
  • 1 part Orange Juice
  • 1 part Pineapple Juice
  • 1 tbsp Cream of Coconut
  • Sprinkle Ground Nutmeg

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Comments

  1. Brenda Coxe says

    When I click on the above it says the page cannot be found. I would love to watch this. I am new and I’m very intimidated

  2. Johnna Thomas says

    Hi, I am searching for your Sip & Stitch on the Marmie Bee ornaments, I believe the date was November 2020. Can you help me?

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