Embroidery machines is an awesome hobby to learn as it allows you to create a lot of different gifts.  After I purchased a Janome MC9900 sewing and embroidery machine combo, I was able to make personalized gifts for all endless weddings that I was invited to.  It seems like all my friends got married one right after each other. It was like a contagious bug going around or playing tag, you’re it.

The possibles are endless as there are so many designs you can embroider and if you get more advanced, you can make your own designs.  So are you curious on what gifts I started to make with my embroidery sewing machine???

For all the weddings, I decided to make a wedding frames with the bride and groom’s names and wedding date to make it personalized for each couple.

I wanted to try sliver metallic thread but it wasn’t a good contrast with the light blue fabric. Puckering is better since i switched to heavier fabric.  It’s similar to the 3rd frame but I added the bride and groom standing in a heart to this one.

Personalized Wedding Gift Frames

Embroidered Wedding Frame with pearls, dove, bells, bride and groom

1st Wedding Frame with Pearls, Dove and Bells

This turned out pretty good for my first attempt. Lots of puckering but not too bad.

Added wedding bells, a bride and groom standing inside a heart and put in a cute quote “To Love and be Loved is to feel the Sun from both sides”   I personalized it with their names and wedding date.
The frame I embellished with  a string of peals to add a wedding feel to it.

Embroidered Wedding Frame with Pooh party with Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Roo, Rabit

2nd Wedding Frame with Pooh Party and friends

This turned one was too complicated.  Way too much puckering with the fabric as the fabric was too thin.

It looked better in my mind. I was trying to make a Winnie the Pooh wedding party with the bride and groom dancing at the party.  Pooh was a favorite character of the Bride.  Added quote ” The Joy of Marriage is building a world that is all your own”

Embroideried Our Wedding Frame with Hearts and Doves

3rd Wedding Frame with Hearts and Doves

I fell in love with the heart frame style. This is one of many using  the heart frame. Still haven’t learned how to deal with the puckering. 🙁

I tried to keep this one simple with just “Our Wedding”, their names,  and wedding date. I added a pair of doves carrying wedding rings.
The color I selected for the heart matched the bridesmaid’s dress color and wedding theme colors.

Embroidered wedding frame with blue heart, bride and groom

4th Wedding Frame with Blue Hearts

I wanted to try sliver metallic thread but it wasn’t a good contrast with the light blue fabric. Puckering is better since i switched to heavier fabric. It’s similar to the 3rd frame but I added the bride and groom standing in a heart to this one.

Embroidered our wedding frame with red heart roses, dove, rings, two become one

5th Wedding Frame with Hearts, Doves & Roses

I’m getting the hang of this. What do you think? I tried to make each frame slightly different. Look, minimal puckering.. FINALLY.  This time I added a different set of doves and wedding rings.  Also added a simple quote “Two become One”

Embroidered wedding frame with pink heart roses, dove, rings,

6th Wedding Frame with Pink Heart and Doves

Last one in the series that I took picture of. No Puckering (^_^)

This time the doves I switched two white and grey thread to give a shadow effect in the wings.  I liked this one the best of all.

Embroidered Anniversary wedding frame with doves

7th Anniversary Wedding Frame with Gold Doves

Bonus frame: This was for my Aunt and Uncle’s wedding anniversary. Wanted to make them a smaller frame that was classic and elegant.  This time instead of fabric, I used felt as it is puffier and thicker than fabric.  It came out pretty good with no pucker in the felt.

So hope you’ll get inspired to try machine embroidery.. To get started with Machine Embroidery, check out my other posts

I had lots of fun creating these wedding frames for my friends. What wedding gifts have you created?

~~Words of Encouragement~~
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)
Handmade with Love by Bertha