1-Hour Embroidery Projects for Daylight Saving Time

Ahh, daylight saving time. Often, we think of "gaining an hour" as an extra hour of sleep. What if you used that hour for creativity? Here are six 1-hour embroidery projects you can make instead!

Photo via Debbie Henry

1. Stitch an appliqué

If you like the idea of appliqué but dislike cutting fabric shapes, you will be happy to know that you can spend 54 minutes of every hour stitching instead of cutting with an AccuQuilt system.

Photo via Bluprint member Marjorie Busby

Pre-cutting appliqué shapes means you can pop them in, right after the placement stitch, and continue embroidering without taking the time to cut away the excess. There are lots of great machine embroidery designs that coordinate with AccuQuilt shapes right here on Bluprint. 

Browse AccuQuilt designs here >>

2. Take a class

Why not use your extra hour to learn something new? You may not think you have time to take an online embroidery class , but you do! With each lesson averaging about 20 minutes, you can easily get through at least half a class. The best part about Bluprint's online classes is you can watch them any time, day or night, and re-watch them again and again.

Browse online embroidery classes here >>

On the Go Bag

Photo via Bluprint member Cindy Dodemont

Bluprint member Cindy Dodemont stitched this adorable bag as a class project while enrolled in  Elegant Machine Embroidered Bags . Even if your project can't be completed in an hour, much of the prep work can. Assemble project pieces, cut fabric and stabilizers, and embroider components. Then, assemble when it is convenient.

Did you know Bluprint also offers a wide selection of FREE mini-classes ? If you want to find out what our online classes are all about, join the free embroidery mini-class Machine Embroidered Classics now! 

Photo via Bluprint member Sew Beautiful 4 U

3. Make a cute keychain

Using felt or vinyl, these adorable kitty cat keychains embroider in the hoop in no time!

Get this design here >>

Photo via Bluprint member sally2014

4. Monogram anything

A monogram makes anything more special! Stitch one on a robe, tote or towel, like Bluprint member sally2014. She created this project while enrolled in the Bluprint class  Machine Embroidery With Terrycloth and More  — we love how it turned out! 

Browse monogram embroidery designs here >>

Sunflower Pin or Magnet

Photo via Bluprint member EmbGarden

5. Stitch a sunflower

In-the-hoop projects stitch up so quickly and using felt means no tedious finish work. Just add a pin or a magnet!

Get this design here >>

Photo via Bluprint member Sanity's Machine Embroidery Designs

6. Make a mug rug

Whether you make these for yourself, or as a gift for someone special, mug rugs are as adorable as they are practical (and super easy when stitched entirely in the hoop).

Get this design here >>

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