October is Embroidery Month!

Machine embroidery can make any of your projects look professional and personalized. You can customize anything to exactly what you want and need. Be it a monogramming make-up bags for all of your bridesmaids as gifts, showing off your own personality on a tote bag with a funny saying, or you need to make a baby gift really quick and decide to take a plain bib and jazz it up, machine embroidery is the answer! No, you don’t have to continually pay high prices for every item you want monogrammed when you can do it yourself at home!

Janome has declared October to be Embroidery Month!

But, what does that mean?!

Well, it means that you can get a free pattern download each day of the month from Janome’s Embroidery Website! You do need to sign up on their website in order to download each day’s free pattern, but it gives you access to all of the designs you’ve downloaded from any computer of your choosing and

You’ll also be able to see their amazing selection of patterns they carry on the regular, including patterns for free-standing lace, in-the-hoop projects, and many more! This website is jam-packed with amazing patterns and project ideas. Even if you’re not into machine embroidery, I’m sure you’ll find some inspiration looking through the many different projects Janome has to offer.

It also means that we at Pink Castle Fabrics will be posting extra tips and tricks on our blog throughout the month! We’ll show you how to properly hoop fabric to lessen wear and tear on the hoops themselves, what kinds of thread are the best for different types of projects, and show you a few of our Janome Embroidery Machines, too!

You can stop by the shop, too, to take our embroidery machines for a test drive any time we’re open.

Machine embroidery is my favorite part of my Janome Memory Craft 9900. I’ve been able to make so many quick and easy projects at just the touch of a button and