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     Welcome to the Salima Creates!

Welcome to my website! I started Salima Creates as a place for my passion for embroidery, goes back to the past 25+ years, can be shared with you. My experience started creating award-winning garments for Pfaff and Bernina Sewing Machine Companies. Then it evolved to teaching sewing and embroidery. My current passion is teaching students all about the Baby Lock IQ Designer and the Brother Design Center which gives you more freedom creating embroider easily. I've now partnered with Baby Lock in developing step by step tutorial instructions on how to use the IQ Designer. I now have 7 volumes available.  You can purchase them here!

If you are interested in attending a Virtual IQ/MDC Retreat, please email me at


If you'd like to order any of these video and project tutorials, you can find them
by clicking here. Thanks for visiting!


Here is what Customers are Saying:

Salima is a thoughtful patient teacher. I haven’t found a question she can’t answer. She understands how to organize content so that we learn in a sequence that seems to work well for both beginners and advanced students. I’m so grateful to have found her. I was very frustrated with learning My Design Center before I found her. There was no one I could find locally or online who taught in way that created success. So grateful that Covid happened, just kidding!

Joann K.  3/18/22

March 2022 Retreat! Best retreat ever! Fun projects, beautiful fabric and the best instructor and best instructions!! So much fun!! Thank you Salima!

Erny T.  3/12/22

Thank You so very much Salima. Your directions are wonderful.

Dorothea E.  3/12/22

Finished projects from the IQ/MDC Retreat. I knew we had awesome machines but what I learned during these 4 days has put my creativity into overdrive. Salima your instructions both written and live are excellent. We had a wonderful group in attendance, so much support and collegiality! Hope we can meet in person one day. Thank you again Salima for the opportunities and challenges you afford us to grow and learn.
Louise S. 3/14/22

Had so much fun making this echo mug rug at Salimas retreat..Wow what a great teacher.

Debbie J.  3/9/22

Your detailed instructions and expertise make this an invaluable learning experience. I’m really enjoying being a part of this class. Thank you Salima,

Mary R. 12/14/21


Salima, You have the best written instructions for each month's class--wonderful--It makes it so much easier to follow along with your on-line lesson and to work alone to re-do the design!! I really enjoyed your class yesterday and feel like I am learning something new each time!  Thank you so much for your classes and your patience!!

Aileen T. 12/11/21


Thank you Salima for your creativity and for sharing with us. You are an awesome teacher and I appreciate how fun you make everything! Love learning with you!

Diana P. 12/22/21

Free: It Takes A Village Block Instructions, Design Files and Video Tutorial!
If you'd like to learn how to make the block, 
Click here for the instructions and other materials 
Click here for the video tutorial.