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Christmas Cookie Ornaments,
In-the-Hoop

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.


Add a tasty look to your Christmas tree with these festive cookie ornaments. Stitched entirely in the hoop, they're a sweet addition to any holiday decor (great for gifts, too!).

Project Needs & Notes:

- Small pieces of felt
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive
- 1/4" to 3/8" ribbon for hanger
- Masking tape

Designs featured in this tutorial include:
- X12865, Christmas Tree Cookie Ornament (In-the-Hoop)
- X12983, Christmas Cookie Ornaments (In-the-Hoop) Design Pack


Special Notes
Use a size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle, not an embroidery needle. A sharp sewing needle has a finer point than an embroidery needle, and it will make cleaner, smaller perforations in the tear-away stabilizer.


Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

Each ornament has four files.

One is the full embroidery file, and the other three 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 Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

Spray the backside of each dieline printout with temporary adhesive and smooth it on the felt.

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

Cut out the shape and remove the paper.

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

Repeat this process for the front piece and back piece, too.

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments 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 Christmas cookie ornaments 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 Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

Spray the backside of the front fabric piece with temporary adhesive.

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

Place the fabric right inside the dieline.

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

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

A running stitch tack down will sew next. This binds the fabric to the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

Then, another dieline will sew.

This is the dieline for the inside applique piece. When you reach the step labeled "internal detail tackdown", stop the machine and remove the hoop but do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

Spray the backside of the inside applique piece with adhesive and place it right inside the dieline.

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

Attach the hoop to the machine and continue embroidering -- a zigzag tack down will sew next.

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

Then, all of the inner elements will sew.

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

Next a satin stitch border will sew out.

Look for a note that says "back piece tack down".

When you reach this step, stop the machine, and remove the hoop but once again do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

Cut a 7" length of ribbon and bring the ends of the ribbon together to form a loop.

Use a small piece of masking tape to secure the ends of the loop to the top of the backside of the back fabric piece.

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

Spray the backside of the back fabric piece with adhesive.

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

Turn the hoop over and place the back fabric inside the shape on the backside of the embroidery.

Tape the ribbon to the side of the hoop so that it will not be sewn over in the remaining steps.

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

Since both sides of the ornament will be visible when complete, wind a bobbin with the same color used in the needle.

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

Attach the hoop back to the machine.

Continue with the design -- another tack down stitch will sew. This binds the front and back fabric together.

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

After the design has finished, remove the tape, unhoop the stabilizer, and gently tear it away.

Note: The first dieline will be removed when the stabilizer is torn away.

Free project instructions to make Christmas cookie ornaments in the hoop.

These sweet ornaments make tasty additions to your tree -- or fun decorations on gifts, too!

Christmas Cookie Ornaments, In-the-Hoop



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Products used in this Project:

Santa Cookie Ornament (In-the-Hoop) $3.49 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.36" x 4.85" | 2.67" x 3.85"

Reindeer Cookie Ornament (In-the-Hoop) $2.49 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.22" x 4.85" | 2.56" x 3.85"

Stocking Cookie Ornament (In-the-Hoop) $3.49 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.74" x 4.85" | 2.96" x 3.85"

Star Cookie Ornament (In-the-Hoop) $2.49 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.86" x 4.85" | 3.86" x 3.85"

Ornament Cookie Ornament (In-the-Hoop) $2.49 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.40" x 4.85" | 3.49" x 3.85"

Bell Cookie Ornament (In-the-Hoop) $2.49 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.27" x 4.86" | 3.38" x 3.85"