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Preparing Your Fabric To Avoid Puckering

Preparing Your Fabric To Avoid Puckering

One of the most common, yet often neglected mistakes in embroidery is puckering, or when the cloth has small wrinkles and folds after the entire stitching process is done. This is usually caused by the wrong choice of cloth, heavy materials used, and mainly the…

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Embroidery Gift Ideas for Grandparents

Embroidery Gift Ideas for Grandparents

Gifts for grandparents tend to need to be more personal and well thought of compared to others. Many of them usually prefer memorabilia or things that would keep them reminded of you. Whether it’s their upcoming birthday, the holidays, or a simple thank you and…

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Quick Fixes for Embroidery Mistakes

Quick Fixes for Embroidery Mistakes

Either you’re a beginner or a professional in embroidery, mistakes tend to become unavoidable. Our specialists here at On The Cuff can empathize at the times when you accidentally used the wrong thread or needle; when you were not able to fully follow the pattern;…

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Monogram: A Style that Never Goes Out

Monogram: A Style that Never Goes Out

Contrary to popular belief, monogramming is a timeless fashion piece. Often associated with ostentatious and tacky outfits such as old school flashy pajamas, fluffy slippers, and the works, the monogram has been on the resurgence in the fashion industry for quite some time — not…

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Customize Your Wardrobe with Embroidery

Customize Your Wardrobe with Embroidery

Think of your clothes as canvass and embroidery as paint. Right now, customizing blouses with tassels, skirts with flora, and even the traditional napkins with initials are the new chic. In the words of up-and-coming designer Marie Sophie Lockhart, who is even known for making…

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The Embroidery Movement in Modern Day Fashion

The Embroidery Movement in Modern Day Fashion

Often perceived as merely a vintage fashion accessory or accent, embroidery is a craft that encompasses time. When utilized properly — the right mix of floral emblems and abstract patterns, for example — it can even serve as a disruption of trend and catalyst of…

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Embroidery as a Hidden Marketing Gem

Embroidery as a Hidden Marketing Gem

Often times, embroidery’s use in marketing is downplayed. Many oversee how this discipline can help the art of marketing become personal and stylized — two values that would lure in not only new customers, but also develop patrons. Here at On The Cuff, we strongly…

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Tips in Teaching Embroidery to Kids

Tips in Teaching Embroidery to Kids

For a fun, new activity to enjoy with your kids, working on arts and crafts over milk and cookies is a good way to start. One of the simplest ways you and your family can try is embroidery. Great for cosy quality time on a…

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Embroidery Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Embroidery Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Tired of the same bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates for your wife or girlfriend? If you’re looking for something new, unique, and touching, why not try embroidered gifts? After all, nothing says personal and sentimental than customized or hand-crafted gifts. Here are a…

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Stained Glass Embroidery

Stained Glass Embroidery

One really different but also appealing layout among the unique embroidery layouts and ideas is the tarnished glass or stained glass embroidery. This is a beautiful piece of work that carries out an entire variety of stunning thread shades in the stained glass look and space. You…

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