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Hanging Garden Bouquet

Free project instructions on how to create a hanging garden bouquet.

Free project instructions on how to create a hanging garden bouquet.


What do you get when you combine stunning embroidery, beautiful blooms, and a pair of old gardening gloves? A charming and creative hanging garden bouquet! Simply add a ribbon and hang on your front door, garden shed, or on your patio.
 


Project Needs & Notes

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Garden gloves
- Small pieces of denim for embroidered panels
- Double-stick fusible web
- Medium-weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
- Air-erase pen
- 7/8" wide ribbon
- Polyester fiberfill
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Craft thread and large, sharp, tapestry needle
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Faux flowers

The design used in this tutorial is E4481, Basket of Blooms 3.

This project was featured in the following:
Garden Party Lookbook

 

Free project instructions on how to create a hanging garden bouquet.

Begin by measuring the glove to determine the size that you want your embroidered panel to be.

The panels used in this example are 4" x 4 1/2".

Free project instructions on how to create a hanging garden bouquet.

Cut two pieces of denim a little larger than your hoop.

Using an air-erase pen, draw rectangles on the fabric to the panel dimensions (4" x 4 1/2").

Free project instructions on how to create a hanging garden bouquet.

A template, or printout of a design, is an excellent tool to help with placement.

Print a template of the design from your embroidery software.
If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is
a free program to use.

Place the template in the center of the drawn rectangle. Make sure it fits comfortably, with at least 1/2" of space between the edges of the design and the edges of the rectangle.

Mark the center point, as well as the vertical and horizontal axis lines.

Free project instructions on how to create a hanging garden bouquet.

Hoop the denim with a piece of cutaway stabilizer, lining up the marks on the fabric with the marks on the hoop.

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the embroidery design. Move the hoop so the needle is right over the center point.

Embroider the design.

Free project instructions on how to create a hanging garden bouquet.

Repeat the steps to embroider a second panel for the other glove.

After embroidering, trim the stabilizer away from the back. I leave about 1/2" around the design.

Free project instructions on how to create a hanging garden bouquet.

Next, cut out the rectangles.

Free project instructions on how to create a hanging garden bouquet.

Cut two pieces of double stick fusible web that are 1/2" smaller than the embroidered panels. 

Apply the web to the backside of both of the panels.

Free project instructions on how to create a hanging garden bouquet.

Arrange the panels on the top section of the gloves and iron them in place according to the fusible web instructions. 

You may use a pressing cloth over the embroidery if you wish.

Free project instructions on how to create a hanging garden bouquet.

Use craft thread and a tapestry needle to hand stitch around the embroidered panels, 1/2" in from the outer edges.

Fringe the outer edges of the fabric a bit by removing some of the weave. 

Stuff the thumb and fingers of the glove with polyester fiberfill.

Free project instructions on how to create a hanging garden bouquet.

Cut two 32" lengths of ribbon. Fold one end of the ribbon over 1/2 inch and center it along the top of the backside of the glove.

Sew the ribbon in place. 

Do this for each glove

Free project instructions on how to create a hanging garden bouquet.

Lay the gloves with one lower than the other and tie the strips of ribbon together into a knot 12" up from the tops of the gloves.

Then, tie the ribbon into a bow, and fill the gloves with faux flowers.

Free project instructions on how to create a hanging garden bouquet.

A simple pair of gardening gloves easily transforms into this pretty and colorful decoration.

Match the colors to your outdoor decorating scheme, or pick your favorite flowers to fill the gloves.

Hanging Garden Bouquet



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Products used in this Project:

Basket of Blooms 3 $4.99 - $6.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.81" x 7.10" | 4.28" x 5.22" | 3.18" x 3.86"

A Doodle Bugs Design Pack $10.97

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.87" x 6.84" | 3.86" x 3.86"