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Stitch and Turn Velvet Ornaments
(In-the-Hoop)

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Free project instructions for creating an in-the-hoop velvet stitch and turn ornament.


Craft luxurious Christmas decor with these unique stitch-and-turn ornaments! Velvet combines with metallic thread to create a gorgeous, glittering mix of colors and textures. We'll show you step-by-step how to create these unique holiday treasures!


Project Needs & Notes:

- Velvet fabric
- Tearaway stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive
- Masking tape
- Polyester fiber fill
- Needle and thread for hand sewing

Designs featured in this tutorial include:
- X14406, Butterfly Ornament

Free project instructions for creating an in-the-hoop velvet stitch and turn ornament.

When you download this in-the-hoop ornament design, you will find three files. One is the full embroidery file, and two are dielines for the front and back of the ornament.

The dieline files are marked with the letters "DL". These files are used to cut the fabric pieces to the right shape and size.

Open the dieline files with embroidery software and print them. If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom TrueSizer is a free program to use.

Free project instructions for creating an in-the-hoop velvet stitch and turn ornament.

To prepare the fabric pieces, lightly spray the back side of the cut dielines with temporary spray adhesive. Carefully smooth these over the top of your fabric so that there are no air pockets. Cut out the shapes.

Free project instructions for creating an in-the-hoop velvet stitch and turn ornament.

Hoop a piece of tearaway stabilizer. Load the full embroidery file and attach the hoop to the machine. The first thing to stitch will be the dieline for placement of your fabric.


Free project instructions for creating an in-the-hoop velvet stitch and turn ornament.

After the dieline has stitched, remove the hoop from the machine but do not unhoop the stabilizer. Spray temporary adhesive onto the outer edges of the back side of the front fabric piece and place this piece right inside the shape.

Free project instructions for creating an in-the-hoop velvet stitch and turn ornament.

Attach the hoop back onto the machine and continue with the design - a running stitch tackdown will sew next. This step will bind the fabric to the stabilizer. The details of your design will sew out next.

Free project instructions for creating an in-the-hoop velvet stitch and turn ornament.

Watch for the "back piece tackdown" step on the color change sheet. When you reach this step, remove the hoop from the machine.

Cut a piece of quarter inch ribbon so that it is 8 inches long.

The ribbon will be added between the fabric layers with the ribbon centered at the top of the design. A tackdown will secure the ribbon. This step is demonstrated later.

Free project instructions for creating an in-the-hoop velvet stitch and turn ornament.

Use masking tap to attached the ribbon to the embroidered front piece. Make sure the ribbon loop faces toward the bottom of the design as shown, so that the edges of the ribbon extend over the tack down stitch at the top of the design. Proper placement will ensure that the ribbon is secured to the ornament.

Free project instructions for creating an in-the-hoop velvet stitch and turn ornament.

Next, place the back fabric piece face down over the front piece. Place masking tape over the edges of the back piece to avoid shifting.

Free project instructions for creating an in-the-hoop velvet stitch and turn ornament.

Reattach the hoop to your machine and continue sewing. The "back piece tackdown" will stitch next. This step binds the back piece to the front piece and attaches the ribbon to the ornament.

Free project instructions for creating an in-the-hoop velvet stitch and turn ornament.

After the design has finished sewing, gently remove the masking tape and the stabilizer; the outer dieline will be removed during this step as well.

Free project instructions for creating an in-the-hoop velvet stitch and turn ornament.

Remove any excess stabilizer from the front of the ornament and trim the fabric so that only a quarter inch seam around the design remains.

Free project instructions for creating an in-the-hoop velvet stitch and turn ornament.

Turn the ornament right side out and fill the ornament with polyester fiberfill.

Free project instructions for creating an in-the-hoop velvet stitch and turn ornament.

To complete the design, hand sew the open area closed.

Free project instructions for creating an in-the-hoop velvet stitch and turn ornament.

Voila! You've created a beautiful plush ornament to adorn your tree or share as a gift.

Free project instructions for creating an in-the-hoop velvet stitch and turn ornament.



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