10 Best Embroidery Projects for a “New You” in 2017

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Inspirations for a New You in the New Year

Forgot to make your New Year’s resolutions?  2017 can still be your greatest year yet! We collected 10 fun and easy embroidery projects that will help motivate you to become the very best version of yourself. Although most of these projects require a minimal amount of sewing skills, they are all form a great base for machine embroidery. Let’s get straight into it!  

Inspirational Quote Artwork

Brighten up your home and office this year! With the help of embroidery software, you can transform a couple of words into a unique piece of art. Think of your favorite line from a book or movie that has inspired you in the past. Or maybe recall a wise advice a good friend or family member has given you. Or you can buy a design online like this one by Urban Threads. When you have decided on the quote, you can come up with your own text and image layout. You could frame the quote, put it into an embroidery hoop, or think of another creative way to mount and hang your new motivational artwork. The quote will help keep you on track for a more focused and productive 2017.

Healthy Habits Shopping Tote

Did you know that embracing healthier habits is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions? This fully customizable embroidery project will encourage you to make healthier decisions when you shop for groceries each week. The only thing you’ll need is a plain tote or shopping bag. With the help of embroidery software, you can create a cute design that features all your favorite healthy foods, and embroider your tote with that design. 

Have a look at this nice design from CuvalKese for some inspiration.  

Get Creative Pencil Case

Being creative is one of the most fulfilling ways to spend your time, but it can be quite difficult to muster up the motivation we all need to get started. This year, make it your mission to create. Get yourself inspired with a DIY zipper pencil case with embroidery of your choice. There are plenty of designs online that you could try, like this cute one from Instructables. If you’re short on time, you could buy a plain fabric pencil case and just add an embroidered design to it. This might be your name, monogrammed initials, a quote from your favorite artist, or an inspiring graphic. The possibilities are endless with this project, so make it your own!

Best Night’s Sleep Eye Mask

There’s no doubt about it: A good night’s sleep works miracles. If you want to inspire and achieve a “new you” for 2017, you’ll need to ensure you get your eight hours each and every night. This eye mask project by Sewn Up is a fantastic way to improve the quality and quantity of your sleep. You can add embroidery to one side of the fabric and use embroidery software to create cute and quirky designs and patterns fast and without trouble. Some ideas include a few words about sleeping, closed eyes with fluttery eyelashes, or a monogram of your initials. 

Chill Out Cushion Cover

Sometimes, all we need is a cozy night in with a good movie and our favorite snacks. If you are looking to live your best life this year, taking time out for yourself is a must. Make your space extra inviting with a custom cushion cover. Add a cute quote or phrase, such as “My Happy Place” or “Home Sweet Home” and a matching image. Add embroidery to it like the one below from Completely Coastal. And don’t stress when it comes to making your design, embroidery software will help you perfect the size and layout. 

Personal Gifts

Becoming the best version of yourself isn’t all about you—it’s also about how you treat others. When we offer generosity, we get generosity in return. So this year, go the extra mile when it comes to giving gifts. A thoughtful way to do this is to monogram the gifts you give. Pillowcases, bathrobes, towels, like these ones from The Café Blog, tote bags, and more all work well. 

Don’t forget to get creative with the style of the monogram. Depending on the person, experiment with classic, modern, or kid-friendly designs. You could add a small picture, too, to make things a little more fun!

To-do List Holder or Personal Organizer

Improve your organization skills this year with a convenient to-do list holder or personal organizer. Use it to write shopping lists, to-dos, or to write down brilliant ideas as they come. Using embroidery software, you can easily create a design fast without trouble. 

Of course, you can customize the fabric and design to suit your personal taste, what’s important here is that it has a nice, attractive design so you’ll be encouraged to take a peek at it everyday—which undoubtedly boosts the productivity benefits of this homemade task master. Here is a nice design from The Cottage Mama you can use as inspiration.

Save More Spend Less Coin Purse

One in four people make “save more, spend less” their New Year’s Resolution and inspiring embroidery can help you achieve this goal. Try customizing a coin purse with a quote or image that will remind you to steer clear of those impulse buys and save your money for more important things. This could be an image of the Eiffel tower, to inspire you to save up for an overseas vacation, a word or a Santa Claus figure, to motivate you to add to next year’s Christmas savings fund or just simply images of pigs to remind you to save like this one by Haptree that comes with tutorial too. 

Motivational Wristlet Key Fob

We all have bad days. We’re running around from morning to night, and nothing seems to be going our way. A motivational wristlet key fob can brighten your mood and help you achieve your goals for the day. This key fob by Pretty Prudent is a great place to start as it’s super simple and inexpensive to make. Using machine embroidery and embroidery software, it can be embellished with visual motivational elements, like a few words of encouragement, an image of someone you look up to, or maybe a thumbs-up icon that says everything will be alright. 

Your Perfect Clutch

Becoming the best version of yourself is all about feeling comfortable and confident in your own skin. So go ahead and treat yourself to something truly unique by creating your own, one-of-a-kind clutch bag like this one by Kailo Chic. You can use this clutch bag on date night, or on a night out with the girls to add that something special to your outfit. Take a plain, fabric clutch bag (a fabric pencil case works well for this, too), and add your personal touch. This might be a romantic floral pattern, an intricate embellished look, or a bold, text-based design.

Get Inspired with Machine Embroidery

Machine embroidery software will make the design and conceptualization process much easier. Armed with your unique brand of creativity, you can make visually stunning, customized projects that will inspire a “new you” in 2017! 

To help you get started, we are offering a 30-day free trial period for our simple-to-use Hatch Embroidery software. Give it a go today and start 2017 off with a creative bang! 

Happy Embroidering

Bernadett and the Hatch Team 

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