Welcome to my blog

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I am Allison Nash and I am the owner of Sweet Pea Machine Embroidery Designs.  I am also the head designer, the only designer in fact. Why only have the one designer you may ask. Well…. I have a very distinct vision of the designs I want to produce and present to my customers.

I have been involved in sewing, quilting and embroidery way longer than I have been a designer.  Since I was about 5 in fact. When I first purchased my embroidery machine I really wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it. I figured I had the ‘normal’ sewing machine and the overlocker/serger machine. It was just a natural progression to acquire an embroidery machine.

The After Glow….. Fast track quite a few months after the purchase…. my embroidery machine now sat forlornly on my sewing table. I had embroidered monograms on nearly every fabric item in my house and I was starting to feel guilty about all the money I had spent on the machine.

I decided to try to make some money by selling what I was embroidering at the markets. Problem was, I wasn’t making things that I liked and couldn’t find the sort of designs I wanted to do them.

I started dabbling in digitizing some pretty appliques to use and then I stumbled on the “in the hoop’ technique. It intrigued me, I could not get my head around how this embroidery machine could do “straight lines”. Before I knew it, I was making small items like coasters and then progressed onto little zipper purses. Then I spent a long time learning how to digitize them for myself.

I then started selling a few designs on Etsy and was pleasantly surprised at the amount of interest I was receiving in my product. It then occurred to me that if I had had this experience with my embroidery machine… Well perhaps others had as well.

I was producing more and more designs and my friends and family kept telling me I could sell them….

The Birth…. of Sweet Pea Machine Embroidery … early 2015 and I haven’t had time to look back.

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Happy Valentine’s Day- machine embroidery designs made in the hoop- discount codes

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Hawaiian hearts mugrug 5×7 6×10 and 7×12 in the hoop machine embroidery designs

This is a mugrug with lovely quilting detail for the 5×7, 6×10 and 7×12 hoops.

The mugrug requires only one hooping and it is completely finished requiring only a few centimetres of hand sewing to close where the mugrug is turned out the right way.

You have the choice of a raw edge applique or a satin stitch finish.

Discount code for this  5×7 6×10 and 7×12 Hawaiian Hearts Mugrug design is- haw50

http://swpea.com/products/hawaiian-hearts-mugrug-5×7-6×10-and-7×12-in-the-hoop-machine-embroidery-designs

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Discount code for 4×4 and 5×5 Hawaiian Hearts coasters is- haw4x4

http://swpea.com/products/hawaiian-hearts-coaster-4×4-5×5-in-the-hoop-machine-embroidery-designs

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Sewing Kit 1 with redwork girl ITH in the 6×10 hoop

Cute little sewing kit, machine embroidery design to sew in the 6×10 hoop.

Very quick and easy to make.  Requires three hoopings  and is perfect for craft markets, gifts etc.  Full photo instructions are provided. The bag is finished in the hoop with a small 5cm section to hand sew.

Discount code for Sewing Kit #1 is-sew50

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February Sew-a-long, in the hoop, machine embroidery

It is love month @ Sweet Pea

so it is fitting that our sew-a-long project this month is our new release the “Heart Patchwork Bag”

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It is a fabulous handbag design ITH in the hoop machine embroidery design.

There are three different heart blocks with a beautiful applique design.  The blocks are included for the 4×4 and the 5×5 hoops.

The bag requires 22 hoopings and some sewing on your sewing machine to add the lining. The bag is completely lined and finished beautifully.

Instructions are included on how to add a shoulder strap.  The bag is closed with a Kam snap or Velcro and the button is decoration.

Finished sizes of the Heart Patchwork Purse are:

4×4= 28cm wide x 28cm high (11″ x 11″)

5×5= 37cm wide x 37cm high (15″ x 15″)

Full photo instruction and directions are included with your purchase.

 

 

It is our intention to offer you the best service always and for our designs to be the highest quality.

Join our sew-a-long Facebook group- click image below

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Great instructional YouTube video

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Discount code available on this design for our Sew-a-long  Facebook members-

code is in ‘pinned post’ in the sew-a-long group

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How to use Kam Snaps for your sew-a-long project

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January Sew-a-long, in the hoop, machine embroidery “The Winners”

Fantastic sew-a-long group

What a wonderful group we have had for our January Sew-a-long. It is by far the largest group we have ever had at 3698 members. This group has only been assembled for 2 weeks and what a 2 weeks it has been. We picked a simple design in the Frangipani mugrug and we have been BLOWN away with the variety in all the stitch outs.

Thank you to everyone who has participated and posted a photo or many photos 🙂

Thank you to those who joined with the best intentions of finishing their mugrug in the allotted time of 2 weeks , we all know that things come up that way lay our best intentions and that is perfectly fine.

Thank you to everyone who have offered their support to those who have asked for help in the group.

and finally thank you all for your unwavering support of Sweet Pea 🌸🌸

We will be announcing all up and coming sew-a-longs in our Sweet Pea Facebook group  ( click on image below to join)

 

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Just some of the wonderful photos we have seen in the sew-a-long group

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To view even more of the wonderful photos in our sew-a-long Facebook group

It is easy to view ALL the photos that have been posted in our sew-a-long group all in one place. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1800568673525992/

Please follow the directions below

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The prizes

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and the Winners are

 

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Koala Adventures- the winner is

 

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Jason and Kylie are off to see the world

Our new Aussie mascots are two cute koalas called Jason and Kylie. Like any grown up Aussie son or daughter these two young Aussies are ready to leave the family fold and go out and see the whole wide world.

No matter how far they venture from the safety of your home we would love to see photos. It can be somewhere exotic, maybe that is your home town or even your flower patch.  Every 2 weeks we will be judging the best photo ( including location description) and the winner will win a free Sweet Pea design of their choice.

Click Image to watch video and see all the wonderful entries.

The Winner receives a FREE Sweet Pea design of their choice 🙂

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To enter our next round of Koala Adventures-

please read your Koala Competition Blog

https://swpea.me/2017/01/07/sweet-pea-koala-adventures-photo-competiton/

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Happy Australia Day Australia

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To celebrate Australia day and what has been “Australia Month” all month long here at Sweet Pea-

we are having a 24 hour  50 % discount on our Australian Animals bag that we have previously discounted this month.

machine embroidery designs in the hoop australian animals bagThe 50% discount code on the above design ONLY, for 24 hours is… AUSDAY50

This code will be available for 24 HOURS ONLY ON 26TH JANUARY , 2017 ( Australia time)

http://swpea.com/products/australian-animal-bag-5×7-6×10-7×12-and-9×12-in-the-hoop-machine-embroidery-designs

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Canada 150th Anniversary 

To celebrate Canada’s National Flag day on the 15th February and their 150th anniversary of confederation we are offering all our Canadian friends a 50% discount on our gorgeous “Canada Flag Heart Mugrug or oven glove. It is made completely in the hoop, machine embroidery with no hand sewing required.

This is a patriotic oven mitt design in the shape of a heart that is sewn in the 6×10, 7×12,8×8 and 9×12 hoops.

At the back of the oven mitt there are two flaps so you can fit your hand inside.
The oven mitt requires only one hooping and it is completely finished requiring no hand sewing.
It is quick and easy to sew making it perfect for craft market stalls or gifts.
Full photo instructions and directions are included with your purchase.
It is our intention to offer you the best service always and for our designs to be the highest quality in the market.
Designs come in all formats except art. For eg pes, hus, sew, xxx, jef, vp3, vip, mit, dat, dst, exp etc

50 % DISCOUNT  code  VALID UNTIL 22nd February , 2017.

Code is ‘ canada2’

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How to edit your post in a facebook group

So now you have made your Facebook post and you want to edit it.

You have posted in the group and you may now

  • want to enter the photo of your Sweet pea project into our Project of the Week competition or
  • just change the wording or
  • add some more information like I have done in my photos below.

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You don’t need to re post the photo, you can just edit it.

 

How to edit your post

1. click arrow as indicated in photo

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2. a drop down box will appear

. never use the ‘pin to top’ option this is for admin only!

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3. click ‘edit post’

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4. edit your text

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5. new edited post

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6. after editing click ‘save’

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7. Your new edited post will now be seen in the Facebook group

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join Sweet Pea Machine Embroidery Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1376828489304731/

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