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Sweet Pea’s favourite beach trips in Summer

Beach trips  Summer is approaching fast and it’s already getting hot in Queensland. This is the perfect time to start planning some beach trips and why not read about some of Sweet Pea’s favourite summer holidays.  We hope this will … Continue reading

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Machine Embroidery Twist on Sashiko Quilting

Sashiko Sashiko was a style of functional embroidery developed in Japan and used as early as the 17th century, which was very popular with the peasant class. Traditionally the style features geometric white patterns on darker, usually indigo cloth. (sashiko … Continue reading

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Sweet Pea Sew-a-Long Challenge – JULY ‘The Winners’

  Each month we will choose a 1st Place , 2nd and 3rd Place winners ( plus 4th, 5th and 6th) At the end of the 3 sew-a-longs we will have a total of 18 monthly winners. We will put … Continue reading

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Choosing the right needle for machine embroidery

Choosing the right needle for a machine embroidery project doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect. Many an embroidery enthusiast may have avoided becoming a hysterical mess while attempting to purchase needles if they had just done a little research … Continue reading

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World Vision charity ” Worry monster zipper purse” in the hoop machine embroidery design

    The Worry Monster machine embroidery design is Sweet Pea’s second charity design. All proceeds from sales of this design will go to World Vision to purchase classroom furniture to set up schools in third world countries. Every time … Continue reading

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How to take perfect photos of your Machine Embroidery project.

How fabulous is this July Sew-a-Long ! We are already beginning to see some absolutely fabulous Tassel Bags being made. Today I thought I would share with you some handy tips in presenting your finished bag in the best possible … Continue reading

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Link between the “Yolo” bag and the Red Hat Society.

Recently, a number of you may have encountered a file on Sweetpea that can be used to create an ITH (In the Hoop) tote bag embroidery design featuring a wild-hearted gal burning rubber on her rascal. Continue reading

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