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Holiday Bag Ties

Holiday Bag Ties

Add a little pizzazz to a holiday bag by stitching mini embroidery designs on the ends of ribbon.

Choose your ribbon and length. Hoop tear away stabilizer. I mark on my stabilizer using a fix stitch so I know exactly where the design is going to sew. Tape the ribbon to extend over the area that will be stitched and catch in the stitching. I put the tape above the stitch location so that I can peel it off easily after the design is done. Using a spray adhesive, place a piece of felt on the bottom of the hoop covering the area that will stitch. Secure a piece of felt that will cover the area that you will stitch on top as well. Place hoop on embroidery machine making sure that the felt is flat on bottom. Stitch the design. Repeat for the other end of the ribbon with the design moved to another location in the hoop where it can stitch completely. Once both ends of the ribbon have the design stitched to them, carefully tear away from hoop. Cut excess felt around the design being careful not to cut the ribbon. Tie the ribbon on your bag and gift to family and friends.

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Autumn Quick Stitch Frame Decoration

I love autumn decorations! Here is a simple idea to combine embroidery with your fall decorations.

Find a frame that you would like to use for your embroidery. (I found a framed saying from Hobby Lobby that was on clearance.) Remove the back so that you have just the board to mount a picture on. Stitch out the size of the design that fits best into the frame on fabric that will comfortably cover the board. Once the embroidery is finished and threads trimmed, stabilizer removed, I use Mod Podge on the board to secure the fabric. I did not Mod Podge on the top on this particular design but for a bit of a shine, use Mod Podge on top as well. When it is dry, replace the board in the frame. I hot glued decorations around the frame to add texture and interest. Make a whole collection!

pumpkin stand quick stitch machine embroidery design