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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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 15TH February , 2017.

Code is ‘ Canada’

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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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How to post a photo in a Facebook group

Sweet Pea Machine Embroidery Facebook group

Being a member of Sweet Pea’s Facebook group is a lot of fun. It is a great way to keep up to date with all the latest machine embroidery designs and see other members photos of Sweet Pea projects that they have completed.

It is also fun to be able to share your own photos of your Sweet Pea projects.

How to share your Sweet Pea photos in our Facebook group

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1. This is what our Sweet pea Facebook group page looks like

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2. Follow the directions in the image below

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3.Click on ‘photo/video’

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4. Your photos will show

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5. Click on your Sweet Pea photo you would like to post

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6. The photo will be uploaded into your post

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7. Type whatever you want to say about the photo

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8. Text now typed in post below

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9. Click ‘post’ button in top right hand corner of the post

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10. Your post will be uploaded for everyone in the group to see

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please join our Sweet Pea Machine Embroidery designs Facebook group

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

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Australia Month ‘in the hoop’ machine embroidery designs @ Sweet Pea

It is Australia month here @ Sweet Pea

and to celebrate Australia month we are discounting some of our older, Australian themed designs.

We will post 50 % discount codes for these designs randomly through the month of January ( up to January 26th)

These codes will be issued to one particular design at a time and the code will only be available for 24 hours.

The  50 % discount code will be found in this blog randomly through the month.

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codes today are….

 

 

machine embroidery design in the hoop earrings

http://swpea.com/products/australia-fsl-earrings-ith-in-the-hoop-4×4

 

Australia  FSL Earrings In The Hoop 4×4

24 hour discount code – ‘ flag50’

Perfect for Australia Day FSL earrings (ITH) in the hoop machine embroidery design.
Comes in a single and double design in the 4×4 hoop and a 9 design in the 4×4 hoop.  You will receive all three sizes.  Very quick and easy to make.  Perfect for craft markets, gifts etc.
Instructions – see our blog below

 

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machine embroidery design in the hoop earrings

http://swpea.com/products/aboriginal-australia-fsl-earrings-ith-in-the-hoop-4×4

 

Aboriginal Australia FSL earrings ITH in the hoop 4×4

24 hour discount code – ‘ flag2’

 

In recognition of our first people and perfect for Australia Day FSL earrings (ITH) in the hoop machine embroidery design.
Comes in a single and double design in the 4×4 hoop and a 8 design in the 4×4 hoop.  You will receive all three sizes.
Very quick and easy to make.  Perfect for craft markets, gifts etc.
Instructions – see our blog below
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How to sew FSL free standing lace

                                 CLICK IMAGE BELOW TO READ OUR BLOG ABOUT MAKING FSL

 IN THE HOOP ON YOUR EMBROIDERY MACHINE

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how to download our designs

All of our designs come in a digital format.

After your purchase a design you will receive two emails.

The first email is just to confirm the purchase and the second email will contain a link to your digital files. ( check your junk folder if the second email doesn’t arrive )

You can also log into your registered account on our website where you will be able to view and download all your purchased designs.

Its a good idea to save all your Sweet Pea design files into a special folder all of its own. This will help make it easier for you to locate the files in the future.

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:Sweet Pea’s January ‘in the hoop’ machine embroidery sew-a-long

Our January sew-a-long has started

The aim of our sew-a-long is to provide a happy friendly place where we can all come together as a group and stitch out the same Sweet Pea design. This way we can support each other either by answering questions or sharing our finished work.

For the beginner it is a great way to learn more about ‘in the hoop’ machine embroidery and for the more experienced its a fantastic way to get new ideas.

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Sew-a-long dates

The sew-a-long will run for 2 weeks…from January 14th to January 28th (Australian time).

To join this sew-a-long we ask that you agree to stitch out the design within the 2 week time frame, and post a photo of your Sweet Pea Frangipani Heart mugrug in the Sweet Pea January Sew -a-long Facebook group),

NOT share the discount code nor file with ANYONE,

if you know someone who wants to join please send them here to join us https://www.facebook.com/groups/1800568673525992/

The design is usually $5 AUD and with a $2 AUD discount this sew-a-long will cost $3 AUD.

Your sew along code is: heart

Please enter the code at checkout.( if you have trouble inserting the code please see information at end of the blog.)

The file is an instant download from the website.

We are here and happy to help, please ask us any questions.

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Great Instructions

All of our ‘in the hoop’ machine embroidery designs come with great instructions ( in Word and PDF formats).

We take a lots of photos at every step for you to follow along with .

Instructional Video on YouTube

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click here to watch video

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Great Prizes

We will be judging the best photos

To be eligible your Frangipani Mugrug  must have no additions to the design or have any parts of the design omitted. You may add embroidered names or initials. You may also leave the ribbon tab ( for hanging) off your mugrug if you want.

1st Prize x3  …..  2 FREE Sweet Pea designs of your choice PLUS 50% off your next Sweet Pea order

2nd Prize x3 ….. 1 Free Sweet Pea design of your choice PLUS 30% off your next Sweet Pea Order

3rd Prize x3 …..  1 Free Sweet Pea design of your choice PLUS 10 % off your next Sweet Pea Order

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Frangipani Heart mugrug 5×7 6×10 8×12 in the hoop machine embroidery design

machine embroideryn the hoop frangipani mugrug

This is a pretty appliqued mugrug  for the 5×7, 6×10 and 8×12 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.

It is quick and easy to sew making them perfect for craft market stalls, gifts or Valentines day.

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.

Designs come in all formats except ART.  Bernina’s can use EXP files.  Formats pes, hus, sew, xxx, jef, vp3, vip, mit, dat, dst, exp etc

Instructions are in German and English

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How to download our digital files

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click here to read more instructions on downloading

All of our designs come in a digital format.

After your purchase a design you will receive two emails.

The first email is just to confirm the purchase and the second email will contain a link to your digital files. ( check your junk folder if the second email doesn’t arrive )

You can also log into your registered account on our website where you will be able to view and download all your purchased designs.

Its a good idea to save all your Sweet Pea design files into a special folder all of its own. This will help make it easier for you to locate the files in the future.

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Using the discount code

Some people have trouble finding the correct place to insert the discount code

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January Sew-a-Long Countdown Clock

 

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Welcome to our January sew-a-long. It will start on January 14th
( Australia Time) and finish January 28th.

The sew-a-long design will be a new release and wont be revealed until Jan 14th.

It will have a discount code which will be posted in this group on Jan 14th

I will be adding a pinned post to this page on Jan 14th explaining all the rules and prize list.

Please invite all your machine embroidery friends, the more the merrier

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Sneak Peak

JOIN NOW!!

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/1800568673525992/

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Sweet Pea Koala Adventures- photo competiton

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New Koala design

Cute stuffed toy koala in the hoop 6×10 machine embroidery design.  There is a girl version and a boy version included.
They are very quick and easy to make.  They requires three hoopings (body, arms and legs and the ears) and are perfect for craft markets, gifts etc.
Full photo instructions are provided.
 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. Bernina’s can use EXP.  Formats pes, hus, sew, xxx, jef, vp3, vip, mit, dat, dst, exp etc

 

machine embroidery designs koala competition

http://swpea.com/products/jason-and-kylie-the-koalas-stuffed-toy-ith-in-the-hoop-6×10-machine-embroidery-design

 

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Our new Aussie mascots are two cute koalas called Kylie and Jason. 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.

machine embroidery designs koala competition

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New Photo Competition

 

machine embroidery designs koala competition

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machine embroidery designs koala competition

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After you lodge your entry you will receive a confirmation email from us

machine embroidery designs koala competition

to enter competition click images above or this link https://gleam.io/hnbYR/sweet-pea-koala-adventures

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Competition starts 9am January 10th ( Australian time)

9th January 2017 — 3:00PM 23rd January 2017 (Pacific Time (US & Canada))

and there is a winner announced in the photo gallery every 2 weeks.

The winner will receive a free Sweet Pea design of their choice

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