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Crafty Cut Gift Tags (In-the-Hoop)

Free project instructions to make tags in the hoop.

Free project instructions to make In-the-Hoop Gift Tags.


Bring an elegant, sophisticated touch to your holiday gifts with crafty cut tags. Stitched entirely in the hoop, these raw edge embroidery designs are a marvelous way to personalize your presents.


Project Needs & Notes

- Small pieces of UltraSuede
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (like Gunold KK100)
- 1/8"-1/4" Ribbon for hanger
- Craft knife


Designs featured in this tutorial include:
- X12863, Mitten Christmas Tag


Free project instructions to make tags in the hoop.

Each tag design has three files.

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

Open the dieline 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 to make tags in the hoop.

Spray the backside of each dieline printout with temporary adhesive.

Smooth each the dieline onto a piece of UltraSuede.

Free project instructions to make tags in the hoop.

Cut out both the front and back shapes.

Free project instructions to make tags in the hoop.

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 to make tags in the hoop.

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

Use a 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 where we'll place the front fabric piece.

Free project instructions to make tags in the hoop.

Spray the back of the front piece with temporary adhesive.

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

Free project instructions to make tags in the hoop.

Reattach the hoop to the machine and continue with the design.

A running stitch tack down will sew next. This binds the fabric in place for the remainder of the design.

Free project instructions to make tags in the hoop.

All of the inner elements will sew next.

On the color change sheet, look for the note that says "finishing seam." When you get to this section, stop the machine and remove the hoop from the machine. Do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to make tags in the hoop.

Turn the hoop over and spray the backside of the back piece with temporary adhesive.

P
lace the back piece within the shape on the back of the embroidery.

Free project instructions to make tags in the hoop.

The remaining steps will be seen from both sides. Wind a bobbin with the same thread used in the top.

Free project instructions to make tags in the hoop.

Attach the hoop back to the machine. Continue the design.

A running stitch tack down will bind all the layers together.

Free project instructions to make tags in the hoop.

Unhoop the stabilizer and gently tear the excess away. The outline stitch will be removed as well.

If any bits of the stabilizer are still showing, carefully pull the layers of UltraSuede apart and trim away the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to make tags in the hoop.

Use a craft knife to carefully cut a slit inside of the eyelet circle.

Next, cut a piece of ribbon 6-8" long and thread it through the eyelet. Tie a knot in the ribbon at the outer edge of the tag.

Free project instructions to make tags in the hoop.

Tie the tags onto gifts to add an elegant touch for the holidays!

They're great for personalizing each gift for their recipient (as well as a fun way to stitch for the season!).

Crafty Cut Gift Tags (In-the-Hoop)



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Products used in this Project:

Snowflake Christmas Tag (In-the-Hoop) $1.49 - $1.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

5.00" x 2.59" | 3.85" x 1.99"

Noel Christmas Tag (In-the-Hoop) $1.49 - $1.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

5.00" x 2.57" | 3.85" x 1.98"

Reindeer Christmas Tag (In-the-Hoop) $1.49 - $1.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

5.00" x 2.57" | 3.85" x 1.98"

Mitten Christmas Tag (In-the-Hoop) $2.49 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.09" x 4.50" | 3.49" x 3.84"

Made with Love Gift Tag (In-the-Hoop) $1.99 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.04" x 5.00" | 2.34" x 3.85"