Stitch Soup

Christina, the founder of Stitch Soup began embroidering over 12 years ago.  After she embellished almost all of her wardrobe, she saw her first in-the-hoop project, a tissue holder, and had an ah-ha moment.  She realized there can be so much more to an embroidery machine than just cuffs and collars!  Since then she has focused on digitizing in-the-hoop projects for the home, birthday or Christmas gifts, for new babies, and for mom.  She blends artistic talent with an engineer’s approach to function and the results are an offering of unique embroidery designs – something for everyone.

Over the past year, the DIME staff has been enamored with her collections.  Denise Holguin, managing editor, swooned when she made her first fairy house.  She couldn’t stop at one; in fact she made several dozen and has enjoyed photographing them in charming settings.SSoup4BL

Her little fairy houses even jumped into her Caribbean-bound suitcase on a recent vacation.  Clearly these fairy houses spread a whimsical spell over the stitcher’s creative talents. Because she dreamed up a resident – a silk flower skirted clothespin doll!SSoup8BL

Denise had a ton of fun with the thatched hut.SSoup2BL

She played with color and buttons on the roof.SSoup3BL

The shell trim under the roof line was added in the hoop!  She’s a brave lass, she is.SSoup9BL

As fun as fairy houses are, some of us prefer a bit more function.  Stitch Soup’s tea-light collections were born from necessity. You see, Christina, lives in a fairly remote part of Canada, and is often left in the dark due to power outages.  Those ‘dark moments’ inspired her to keep tea lights close out at hand yet of reach of her canine companions (she has four!).  Hanging tea lights were the answer. Marie Zinno shared the how-to in our July/August 2015 issue.SSoup6BL

One of my favorite Stitch Soup designs was published in our May/June 2015 issue.  What fun to use embroidery, fasteners, small ribbon and trim!SSoup7BL

Visit Stitch Soup today – they’re having a sale!

Tell us about your favorite Stitch Soup design and you’ll be entered to win one of four $25.00 gift certificates to Stitch Soup. 

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40 Comments on Stitch Soup

  1. Barbara Chace
    May 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm (4 years ago)

    My favorites are the stuffed animals! I particularly love the Polar Bear.

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  2. Francine Meyer-Drasutis
    May 4, 2016 at 5:05 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the hanging flower tea lights! They are are beautiful!

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  3. Pam Rohrkemper
    May 4, 2016 at 6:43 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the fairy houses.

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  4. Dona
    May 4, 2016 at 7:07 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the whole fairy/gnome house set!

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  5. Joanne Tyndall
    May 4, 2016 at 7:42 pm (4 years ago)

    I have the gnome and fairy houses, Just need the time to do them. Love them all. They also have fairy doors that are to die for.

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  6. Dee
    May 4, 2016 at 8:40 pm (4 years ago)

    I am so happy you provided the issue info on her previous designs featured in the past ! Love the fairy vignettes. I have fairy items in most of my rooms .

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  7. Cara Staviski
    May 4, 2016 at 9:05 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the fairy houses. Just last week I made 64 houses and 36 signs!! That will probably only last until September because all of my customers love them as much as I do!!

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  8. Sally
    May 4, 2016 at 9:08 pm (4 years ago)

    The fairy houses are my favorite.

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  9. Allison Besnard
    May 4, 2016 at 9:13 pm (4 years ago)

    It is too hard to pick one! but mainly, I LOVE the Enchanted Forest Collection. This is also where I got my first taste of free standing lace. I want to try a project with a zipper, but I am terrified, but I know her awesome instructions will not lead me astray (I have a couple of the pencil cases and purses to try)
    The passport case has been super handy too.
    (just one? CAN’T)

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    • Karen
      May 5, 2016 at 7:36 pm (4 years ago)

      The ITH tissue holders with a zipper are so easy and are great gifts. Once you make one, it’s hard to stop. I ran out of friends to give them to.

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  10. Belinda Germain
    May 4, 2016 at 9:18 pm (4 years ago)

    Love these designs, especially the notebook and journal covers!

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  11. Lydia
    May 4, 2016 at 10:10 pm (4 years ago)

    I bought Spring Garden Tea Lights. These will make nice little gifts. I love the designs at Stitch Soup and I would like the Christmas tree tea light set.

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  12. Donna G.
    May 4, 2016 at 10:27 pm (4 years ago)

    Especially love anything made with tealights, although the journal & notebook covers have caught my eye too!

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  13. Gail Beam
    May 4, 2016 at 10:48 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the pocket aprons, but unfortunately my embroidery machine does not have the capability of a large enough hoop, so my next favorite would be the binder pencil cases.

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  14. Shirley Clark
    May 4, 2016 at 10:50 pm (4 years ago)

    She has some very unique things! I loved the little treat boxes for Halloween.

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  15. Elaine Davis
    May 4, 2016 at 11:43 pm (4 years ago)

    Love the journal covers–makes for a personal and unique gift.

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  16. Kelly Sasman
    May 5, 2016 at 5:12 am (4 years ago)

    I have grandsons who love her bugs that I’ve made for them! I’m a newbie at machine embroidery and that is all I’ve made. Would love to make more!

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  17. Amy Bartlett
    May 5, 2016 at 5:37 am (4 years ago)

    I have purchases and stitched her Fairy Houses and Gnome houses. The stuff owls turn out so completely adorable to.

    Her designs are so great and stitch out and are able to be put together so easily with her easy to follow instructions. Can’t wait to see what new designs she will come up with next 🙂

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  18. Nancy Weber
    May 5, 2016 at 6:35 am (4 years ago)

    I too love in the hoop projects and my favorite(s) from Stitch Soup are the hanging tea light holders. Tops would have to be the bird cages, but I am in love with them all.

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  19. terence
    May 5, 2016 at 7:36 am (4 years ago)

    it’s beautifull job

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  20. Cindy Amend
    May 5, 2016 at 7:41 am (4 years ago)

    The fairy houses are adorable! These would really make a great gift for a little girl.

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  21. Barbara Lepech
    May 5, 2016 at 8:17 am (4 years ago)

    Love them all!!!

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  22. Linda
    May 5, 2016 at 8:50 am (4 years ago)

    Love the gnome and fairy houses–I have them all!

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  23. Valerie
    May 5, 2016 at 10:18 am (4 years ago)

    I really like the journal covers and the clear zip pouches. But the enchanted forest are SOOO cute!

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  24. Sarah FORD
    May 5, 2016 at 10:41 am (4 years ago)

    I love the Stitch Soup Bird Houses, it’s so easy to change the mood, by changing the colors to suit the recipient. My first one was red and green at Christmas, and I’ve just made a pale pink and blue one for spring!

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  25. Joy W.
    May 5, 2016 at 8:17 pm (4 years ago)

    My favorite are her fairy houses I have all five sets that I have found. My second favorite is her Christmas houses, had to snatch those up too. Eventually though I am going to own alllll of her designs because I loves them so much!!!

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  26. Karen S
    May 5, 2016 at 8:41 pm (4 years ago)

    I like the journal covers.

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  27. Anne Johnson
    May 6, 2016 at 5:55 am (4 years ago)

    I too like the lanterns and hanging tea lights. All are very creative.

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  28. Judi C
    May 6, 2016 at 10:31 pm (4 years ago)

    The hanging t-lite lanterns are awesome for our camper.

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  29. Sara Redner
    May 7, 2016 at 1:38 pm (4 years ago)

    I have made the little notebook covers for almost everyone I know. They are so easy and fun to make. I also love the clear pouches.

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  30. Vicki
    May 8, 2016 at 5:32 pm (4 years ago)

    We love the FSL bat and spiders withe the cobwebs.

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  31. Deb
    May 10, 2016 at 10:52 pm (4 years ago)

    I have made some of the Journal covers. They are well digitized & a lot of fun to create & embellish.

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    • Wilma Coats
      May 11, 2016 at 4:47 pm (4 years ago)

      I love the little journals.

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  32. Tania
    May 25, 2016 at 8:41 am (4 years ago)

    I just love the Gnome and Fairy houses! Beautiful!

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  33. Kristel Drolet
    November 22, 2016 at 3:16 am (3 years ago)

    Wow, thanks for the information.

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  35. Marlene Demello
    November 25, 2019 at 7:46 am (2 months ago)

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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