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In the Hoop projects and more by Angela from the UK

Hello
I am enclosing some pictures of designs I have machine embroidered which I recently purchased from your site. The sunflower bucket took 2 days to make but I love it. The second photo is of the daffodil glasses case, the rococo tissue pocket and the sunflower pen holder. They were all great fun to make.
Regards
Angela Jones

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Tutorial 34 – Unique Cupcake Gift Card Holder

To purchase this set use this link:

http://www.astitchahalf.com/cupcake-gift-card-holder.html

Cupcake Gift Card Holder

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Step 1 – With Applique it is always a good Idea to use the same Top and Bobbin thread. This ensures a professional finish.

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Step 2 – You need the following: •Water-Soluble Stabilizer (Hoop 2 layers Perpendicular) •Embroidery Thread (see color chart in download) •Fabric x 1, Size = approx 4” x 4” •Fabric (contrast) x 4, Size = approx 4″x 4″ each •Cut-Away-Stabilizer x 3, Size = approx 4” x 4” •Ribbon (10″/25cm)long and (0.2″/0.5mm) wide

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Step 3 – Hoop the 2 layers water-soluble stabilizer perpendicular for best results.

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Step 4 – Stitch the 1st Color Stop. Place 1 layer “cut-away-stabilizer” on top of the running stitch and place the fabric on top of the “cut-away-stabilizer”

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Step 5 – Close up view

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Step 6 – Cut away the excess fabric and excess “cut-away-stabilizer”

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Step 7 – Close up view

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Step 8 – Stitch the next color stop. This will be the Lace Fill and the Top satin Edge.

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Step 9 – Stitch the next color stop. Remove the hoop from the embroidery machine and turn over.

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Step 10 – Place 1 layer of fabric, then 1 layer “cut-away-stabilizer”, then again 1 layer of fabric to the BACK. Use fabric adhesive spray to hold these layers in place while stitching.

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Step 11 – Front view after the BACK layers were stitched.

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Step 12 – Back view after BACK layers were stitched. Cut away the excess fabric. Remember to cut away the fabric inside the tiny “ribbon-hole”

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Step 13 – Cut away the stabilizer from the inside of the “ribbon-hole”.

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Step 14 – FRONT VIEW – Also cut away the stabilizer from the INSIDE of the cupcake. Be careful not to cut the fabric.

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Step 15 – Your pocket will now be open, after the water-soluble stabilizer has been cut away.

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Step 16 – Stitch the last color stop. This is the Final Satin Outline.

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Step 17 – Rear View after last Color Stop

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Step 18 – Remove designs from Hoop. Cut away the water-soluble stabilizer. Use a wet Q-tip to remove the whiskers around the edges.

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Step 19 – Insert your GIFT CARD or TEA BAG etc. Thread a Ribbon through both holes and finish with a Bow.

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Step 20 – Your Cupcake Pocket is done.

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Step 21 – Rear view

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To purchase this set use this link: http://www.astitchahalf.com/cupcake-gift-card-holder.html Cupcake Gift Card Holder


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Tutorial 29 – Frugal Tablet Cover – Trendy in Denim

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Step1 – Use any old pair of denim pants (I used my Hubby`s…hope he likes his upcycled denim)

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Step 2 -You can make a few covers from 1 pair of pants. Use your TABLET to measure the desired width. Allow 1″ extra on either side.

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Step 3 – For a soft lining we used a piece of felt. Use any soft fabric eg. fleece, felt etc. Cut the lining approx. 1/2″ smaller than the denim fabric (all around). This way it will fit snugly on the inside of the denim sleeve.

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Step 4 – Unpick the seam in your denim fabric to allow easy hooping for embroidery.

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Step 5 – Hoop and stitch the design directly onto the denim. Remember to use a stabilizer for best results.

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Step 6 – We used “take care Polar Bear” from http://www.astitchahalf.com/take-care-polar-bear.html Choose from our cute range of Quotes and Rhymes.

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Step 7 – Denim turned inside out. Close the side seam (the one you unpicked) after embroidery and close one of the 2 remaining seams. This will be the bottom of the Cover.

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Step 8 – Do the same with your lining. Closing all seams except where you will insert your tablet (once complete)

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Step 9 – Insert the lining inside your denim “pocket”. Ensure the lining goes all the way to the bottom.

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Step 10 – If the lining is still longer than the denim. Simply draw a straight line and cut away the excess lining.

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Step 11 – Use a trendy fabric to finish off the top of your TABLET COVER. Cut the fabric to approx a 1/3 of the length of your denim sleeve. Make sure the trendy fabric fits around the top, with a bit extra to allow for a seam.

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Step 12 – Stitch the trendy fabric on the line where you measured.

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Step 13 – Insert the denim in the trendy fabric to align at the top. Pin all around.

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Step 14 – Once you secured the trendy fabric to your denim sleeve (with a straight stitch on your sewing machine) you are nearly done!

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Step 15 – Fold the trendy fabric to the inside and pin. From the outside stitch all along the “ditch” (the area between the denim and trend fabric) using a straight stitch on your sewing machine.

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Step 16 – Add a button to the outside and elastic to the inside and your FRUGAL TABLET COVER is complete! Send us photos of your Beautiful creations to annemarie@astitchahalf.com