Embroidery Library

Tea Time Bookmark, In-the-Hoop

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.


Keep your place while reading with this stylish tea time bookmark! It's make entirely in the hoop, and is a fabulous way to celebrate your love for tea (and for books!).
 


Project Needs & Notes

-
Small pieces of quilter's cotton
- Small piece of stiffened felt for handle
- Medium-weight cutaway stabilizer
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (Gunold KK100)
-
8" length of string or yarn
- Masking tape

Designs in this tutorial include the In-the-Hoop Tea Bookmarks.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.

The in-the-hoop tea time bookmark design has four files.

One is the embroidery file, and the other three are dieline files, marked with the letters DL. Dielines are used to cut the fabric to the right shape and size.

Open the dielines files with embroidery software and print them.

If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is
a free program to use.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.

Spray a piece of cutaway stabilizer with temporary adhesive. Smooth the quilter's cotton on top.

Spray the backside of the front piece dieline printout with temporary spray adhesive, and smooth that on top of the fabric.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.

Cut out the shape and remove the paper.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.

Repeat this process for the back piece, the tag pieces, and the handle, too.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.

Now that the fabric pieces are cut to the proper shape and size, it's time to embroider the design.

Hoop a piece of tear-away stabilizer.

Madeira E-Zee Tear 1.5 oz. or Floriani Tearaway Medium are good choices. Those brands are more fibrous, less paper-like, and will tear more cleanly.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the full embroidery design (not the dieline files).

Use size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle, rather than an embroidery needle. A sharp sewing needle has a smaller, finer point than an embroidery needle, so that will make smaller perforations in the stabilizer.


Embroider the design. The first thing to embroider will be a dieline, or outline stitch. This marks the area on the stabilizer for the front fabric piece.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.

Spray the back of the front fabric piece with adhesive.

Remove the hoop from the machine, but do not unhoop the stabilizer. Place the fabric right inside the sewn dieline.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.

Reattach the hoop onto the machine and continue with the design -- a zigzag stitch tack down will sew next.

This holds the front fabric in place for the remainder of the design.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.

All of the inside elements will sew next.

On the color change sheet, look for the note that says "cup back piece tack down."

When you get to this section, stop the machine and remove the hoop from the machine. Do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.
Cut a piece of string to about 8" long. Secure in place on the back of the fabric piece as shown.

Spray the ends of the handle piece with adhesive and press in place as shown.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.

Spray the backside of the back fabric piece with adhesive.

Place the back piece right inside the shape of the embroidery.

Secure the string in place onto the stabilizer with a piece of tape to prevent it from being sewn over later on.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.

Since both sides of the bookmark will be seen, wind a bobbin with the same thread being used in the needle.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.

Attach the hoop back onto the machine and continue with the design.

A zigzag stitch tackdown will sew next, followed by a satin stitch border to finish off the cup.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.
Next, the dieline for the front of the tag will sew.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.
Add the front fabric right inside the dieline.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.
Continue with the design -- a zigzag tack down will sew next.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.
Remove the hoop from the machine.

Turn the hoop over to the backside and tape the loose end of the string in the center of the tag fabric.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.
Spray the backside of the back tag fabric with adhesive. Secure the string to the stabilizer as shown.

Wind a bobbin with the same thread being used in the needle and continue with the design.

A zigzag tack down and satin border will sew.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.
When the design has finished, unhoop the stabilizer and gently tear it away.

Free project instructions for embroidering a in-the-hoop tea time bookmark.
This adorable teacup bookmark is a tea-rrific way to keep track of your place while reading.

Plus, it's a fabulous gift for other tea lovers, too!

Tea Time Bookmark, In-the-Hoop



This project is featured on the Embroidery Library Pinterest page.

Pin it yourself using the "Pin It" button on this page.


Questions or comments? Let us know! Send an email to us; the address is stitch@emblibrary.com.

Products used in this Project:

Teacup Bookmark (In-the-Hoop) $1.99 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.83" x 3.49" | 3.44" x 3.14"