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Gingerbread Cookie Ornaments
(In-the-Hoop)

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Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop gingerbread cookie ornament.


Make your holiday season a little sweeter with in-the-hoop gingerbread cookie ornaments! These little confections are quick and simple to stitch up, with felt for the cookie and white, swirling stitching for the icing. We'll show you how!
 


Project Needs & Notes:

- Small pieces of felt or ultrasuede
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (Gunold KK100)
- Ribbon
- Masking tape

Designs featured in this tutorial include:
- X13746, Gingerbread Cookie Ornament - Snowflake (In-the-Hoop)

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop gingerbread cookie ornament.

This in-the-hoop design has three files. One is the full embroidery file. The other two are dieline files marked with the letters DL. Dielines are used to cut the fabric to the right shape and size.

Open each dieline file with an embroidery software, and print it. If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is a free program to use.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop gingerbread cookie ornament.

Spray the back side of the printed dieline for the front piece with a small amount of temporary adhesive. Smooth it onto a piece of felt or ultrasuede.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop gingerbread cookie ornament.

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. These brands are more fibrous, less paper-like, and will tear more cleanly.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop gingerbread cookie ornament.

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. This marks the area on the stabilizer for the front fabric piece.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop gingerbread cookie ornament.

Remove the hoop from the machine, but do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Spray the back of the front fabric piece with a small amount of temporary adhesive. Place the fabric right inside the sewn outline.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop gingerbread cookie ornament.

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

A running stitch tackdown will sew next. This holds the front fabric in place for the remainder of the design. Then all of the inside details will be embroidered.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop gingerbread cookie ornament.

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 but do not unhoop the stabilizer. Flip the hoop over so that the backside is facing up.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop gingerbread cookie ornament.

Cut a piece of ribbon to 7"-8" long. Form the ribbon into a loop, and tape it in place on the backside of the back fabric piece. Make sure to center it along the top edge.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop gingerbread cookie ornament.

Spray the back side of the back fabric piece with adhesive, and place it inside the shape on the backside of the embroidery. Tape the looped ribbon to the side of the hoop so that it will not be sewn over in the remaining steps.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop gingerbread cookie ornament.

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

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop gingerbread cookie ornament. >

Attach the hoop back to the machine and continue embroidering the design. A tackdown and the final border will sew around the outer edge of the fabric. This binds all the layers together.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop gingerbread cookie ornament.

Once the embroidery is finished, remove the hoop from the machine. Unhoop the stabilizer, and carefully tear the excess stabilizer away (the dieline will be removed with the stabilizer).

Gingerbread Cookie Ornaments (In-the-Hoop)



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