How to Adjust the Foot Pedal/Sewing Speed of Vintage Bernina Sewing Machine

I’ve worked with several old machines but this is my first vintage Bernina. It’s a Bernina 801 manufactured in 1980. One of the things that fascinated me about is how fast it can sew. I’d say it’s close to 1,000 stitches per minute and comparable to my industrial Juki sewing machine. None of the otherContinue reading “How to Adjust the Foot Pedal/Sewing Speed of Vintage Bernina Sewing Machine”

Event Embroidery at a NYE Party

The Embroiderrific team was at the Bubbles and Bow Ties NYE 2021 Party held at the Ascend Prime Steak and Sushi in Bellevue, Washington.

Reflections of a Small Business Entrepreneur

As a small business entrepreneur engaged in embroidery, it is important to always be grateful to your customers, standardize processes and create checklists, know how to pivot well, create a “Charge it To Experience” expense line, and have a good support system.

How It’s Made – Custom Embroidered Face Masks

Making custom masks start with asking the right questions then applying the basics of doing machine embroidery.

Sew Expo-nentially Awesome

Sew Expo happens once a year in Puyallup, Washington. If you’re a crafter in the Puget Sound area, this is the place to be. I have been going annually over the last few years and I feel like my personal experience gets better and better as the years go by. My next door neighbor, NancyContinue reading “Sew Expo-nentially Awesome”

Warm Arms Not Arm Wars

One of the trends that warms my heart or rather my arms… ARM SOCKS!!! My very resourceful daughter is the first one in the family who got into this.  Unbeknownst to me, she found some of her old tights that she’s outgrown and cut them so she can wear them as arm socks around theContinue reading “Warm Arms Not Arm Wars”

Hanging Out with Chess Grandmasters

Embroidery and heat press machines in tow, we headed over to Embassy Suites Lynnwood over the Memorial Day Weekend. The Washington Chess Federation (WCF) gave us the rare opportunity to spend a couple of days with hundreds of top-rated chess players all over the state including several Grandmasters who flew in to Seattle for Washington Open 2018.  We ran the booth selling embroidered hats & otherContinue reading “Hanging Out with Chess Grandmasters”

Sewing Seeds of Love 2018

Every Friday afternoon, I volunteer my time to teach sewing at a grade school in Seattle. For an hour and a half every week, I hang out with young girls (and boys!) who want to learn how to sew. The kids range from 9 to 13 years old. Why do I do this? First ofContinue reading “Sewing Seeds of Love 2018”