Each patch was inspired from my 15 years of working with Eileen Roche at Designs in Machine Embroidery. Between Eileen and me, we have earned each of the patches. Oh, the stories we can tell!

Patch Celebration includes 12 patches to commemorate machine embroidery obstacles, triumphs and general mess making!

How many patches have you earned? What stories can you tell? Read on for the background stories to some of my favorite patches in the collection:

Broken Needle Club
My early days of embroidering were fearful. I'd break needles and wondered where the bits and pieces of needles would disappear to. Why isn't there a "crumb" catcher like a toaster at the bottom of the embroidery machine? Many broken needles later, I am a more confident embroiderer and I've proudly earned this badge. Whether you're new to machine embroidery or have been stitching for years–a broken needle or two... or four are bound to happen over a period of time!

I Stitched My First T-Shirt
This patch is special. I'm the type that is afraid to try–what if I mess up? What if I ruin a perfectly good t-shirt? But you and I know we all have to start somewhere. That’s how we learn. You’ll notice the heart design on the t-shirt is intentionally misplaced. This is to celebrate trying instead of focusing on perfection. The next attempt at stitching a t-shirt... or the one after that... will be better!

Patch Celebration includes:
  • 12 embroidery design patches
  • 4 Printable Gift Tags
  • Instructions
  • Color Sequence Chart

    Select your favorite fabrics and thread colors to personalize the patches. Each patch fits within a 4" x 4" hoop and are quick and easy to stitch. Pair this product with the Patch Maker Kit to turn the patches into iron-ons.

    If you can relate to these badges, you are in good company!

    Hoop Requirements: 4" x 4"
    Formats include: ART, C2S, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, VIP, VP3, XXX
    Supplies needed: Patch Maker Kit: Heavy Duty Water Soluble Stabilizer & Patch Attach Scraps of quilting-weight cotton or twill fabric
    All patches are 3"
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icon Welcome, Blue Hair Girl! What do you get when you mix machine embroidery, a quirky sense of humor and streaks of blue hair? The launch of a new brand from Designs in Machine Embroidery. Blue Hair Girl is a fresh and quirky approach to embroidery! Managing Editor, Denise Holguin, has been in the machine embroidery industry for over 15 years. Her approach to embroidery and every project she tackles is simple: It has to be fun. That same spirit is what inspired her to launch her own Blue Hair Girl brand. Blue Hair Girl makes you smile! Blue Hair Girl is about approaching machine embroidery with a smile. Blue Hair Girl wants to inspire a smile during the creative process of stitching and deviating from the expected. Blue Hair Girl gives you wings! Denise Holguin aims to inspire machine embroiderers to take that often difficult first step of trying. Blue Hair Girl is about having the confidence to try and celebrating milestones. Blue Hair Girl is unconventional! From streaks of blue hair victory rolls and polka dot everything to current pop cultural influences, Blue Hair Girl aims to give you something quirky, fun and definitely unique to machine embroidery. Be the first to have a Blue Hair Girl Product! Patch Celebration! features 12 embroidery patches, 4 printable Gift Tags and instructions.

icon Each patch was inspired from my 15 years of working with Eileen Roche at Designs in Machine Embroidery. Between Eileen and me, we have earned each of the patches. Oh, the stories we can tell!

icon Patch Celebration includes: 12 embroidery design patches 4 Printable Gift Tags Instructions Color Sequence Chart. Or print the included gift tags and give as gifts.

icon How many patches have you earned? What stories can you tell? Read on for the background stories to some of my favorite patches in the collection:

icon Broken Needle Club. My early days of embroidering were fearful. I’d break needles and wondered where the bits and pieces of needles would disappear to. Why isn’t there a “crumb” catcher like a toaster at the bottom of the embroidery machine? Many broken needles later, I am a more confident embroiderer and I’ve proudly earned this badge. Whether you’re new to machine embroidery or have been stitching for years—a broken needle or two... or four are bound to happen over a period of time!

icon Patch Celebration includes 12 patches to commemorate machine embroidery obstacles, triumphs and general mess making! How many patches have you earned? What stories can you tell? Read on for the background stories to some of my favorite patches in the collection:

icon I Stitched My First T-Shirt. This patch is special. I’m the type that is afraid to try—what if I mess up? What if I ruin a perfectly good t-shirt? But you and I know we all have to start somewhere. That’s how we learn. You’ll notice the heart design on the t-shirt is intentionally misplaced. This is to celebrate trying instead of focusing on perfection. The next attempt at stitching a t-shirt... or the one after that... will be better!