Hello everyone! Happy New Year to all of you! I’m so happy to see all of you in 2021. I’m here today to share my new Hugs and Kisses Embroidered Tea Towels.
I know it’s just January, but Valentine’s Day is really right around the corner. So, why not get ready, now? Why not decorate the house with cute valentine’s day decor or dress up with love on your mind. For the next couple of posts, I will share with you a bunch of different Valentine’s Day goodies.
Ready? Let’s go!
Take a look at my Hugs and Kisses Embroidered Tea Towels:
I love how these turned out. The colors are amazing and I love how they aren’t the traditional red and white either. These will look great in any home.
Here you go:
Hugs and Kisses Embroidery File
OESD PolyMesh CutAway White
OESD Expert Embroidery Scissors
Isacord Thread Corsage 1840
Isacord Thread Baccarat Green 5115
Isacord Thread Bright Ruby 2300
Isacord Thread Black 0020
Dime Target Stickers
Tea Towel Blanks
Here’s How to Make Them:
Step one: Download the design
Download the design in the file format that your embroidery machine uses. I’m using my Ricoma EM1010 so I downloaded the DST file format.
Step two: Adjust the design size and orientation to fit your hoop
I want the design to stitch out in the middle of the tea towel, I adjusted the size to fit the middle section of the tea towel.
I also turned my design upside down so that it will stitch out in the correct orientation. That is because I want the excess tea towel to fall in front of the bobbin case, not behind it.
Step three: Export the design
Depending on the embroidery software your using, export the design to your flash drive according to that software instruction.
Step four: Hoop the tea towel
Decide on where you want the design to stitch out.
Find the center of the area by folding the tea towel in half longways and by the short side.
I use sticker dots instead of making the center with a pen. It’s removable and does not leave a mark at all.
Place the bottom of the hoop down first. Then place the Polymesh stabilizer on top of that.
Next up is the tea towel, take your time as to not move the stabilizer, and place it straight and even. The last step is to place the top of the hoop over the sandwich, lining up the fold markings on the tea towel with the markings on the hoop.
Do not pull or stretch the towel because that could cause the stitches to pucker.
Make sure the stabilizer is hooped on all sides.
Step five: Stitch out the design
Set the machine to stitch out the design according to your machine’s instructions.
Having a multi-needle machine makes it easier to do a thread color change with ease.
Totally amazing design! It looks amazing on this white tea towel.
This design has over 20,000 stitches and it took 30 minutes to stitch out at a speed of 750.
Step Six: Unhoop and clean up the design
Now it’s time to unhoop the tea towel and clean it up.
Since a cut-away stabilizer was used, now it’s time to cut the excess away and cut the threads.
Now that is done, the tea towel is ready for use!
Let’s take another look:
Just in case you don’t know what tea towels are used for, here’s a list:
- Give them as a gift
- Wrap baked goods or gifts
- Line your serving tray
- Decorate the table
- Use as a hot pad or as a potholder
- Store your clean, wet dishes
- Drying dishes
- Replace paper towels
- Repurpose them (next blog post)
So what do you think? Will you create your own embroidery tea towels? I would love to know and please share your finished products.
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