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POTW – ITH Christmas Tag Alphabet

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Materials
  • Hoop a tear-away stabilizer
  • With a glue stick, place a piece of your main fabric choice over the design area.
  • Dark color for letter
  • Light color for letter
  • Green holly leaves
  • Red holly berries

  • Designs used in this project

    Final Product: What You Will Create

    Preface:
    Every design will follow the same colors and directions.
     


    Step 1:
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    Remove hoop from machine and glue another piece of fabric to back side of hoop covering the stitch line.


    Step 2:
    Tack down stitch.

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    Step 3:
    Remove hoop from machine and cut around the outside of the stitch line. This will be done for both sides of the embroidery.

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    Step 4:
    Zig zag tack down stitch. Marking stitch for back piece. Outline stitch for tag hole. Remove hoop from machine and place a piece of clear plastic, or a folded piece of fabric over stitch line. Pin in place being careful to keep pin away from stitch line, or you can tape it down with regular tape. Carefully cut out the inside of the hole area. Return hoop to machine.

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    Step 5:
    Remove hoop from machine and cut around the 3 sides of the back piece.

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    Step 6:
    Zig zag stitch around tag hole. When doing the Satin Stitch outline, the bobbin thread should match the top thread.

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    Step 7:
    Satin stitch around tag and tag hole. Remove from hoop.

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    Step 8:
     
    You can omit trimming and when finished, use decorative scissors to cut around the design.


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    Meet The Author: Rhonda Slack
    I am a work at home mom and a retired Air Force wife of 20 yrs. I have traveled the world with my husbands career and loved it. My favorite is still Guam. I sew and donate to New Borns In Need and to my local Church Humanitarian Projects. I learned to digitize out of the pure love of the embroidery machine. It's great to be an American! God Bless Our Troops and Bring Them Home Safely.

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