Dec Your Halls

I know you are probably still working on Halloween, but here comes the Christmas stuff. It’s your November Sew Creative Embroidery Club projects and designs. As usual, simply click on Retailer Login to get to the November download page.

I hope you’ll love making these projects as much as I loved designing them. I’ve got tree ornaments and a guest towel trim for you to make. And, appliqué embroidery designs that include holly leaves and berries and Christmas tree balls.

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Dec your halls this Christmas with  pretty tree ornaments. These are stuffed with polyester fiberfill. Your can add a bit of holiday potpourri to the stuffing to scent your entire house. By the way, the ornaments are terrific party favors. Make a set of four to box up for your best friend, teacher, or neighbor.

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Also included is a guest towel trim. What a pretty greeting for your holiday guests. You can embroider directly on the terry, but it's so much easier to just stitch it onto a separate strip of fabric and apply to the towel. No need to worry about stitches sinking into the loops of the terry towel. The edges are trimmed with piping to add definition. You may want to make the piping in a different color for even more contrast.

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I used lame as the appliqué fabric for the Christmas tree balls, finishing them with beautiful, sparkly metallic thread. Patricia, from Life’s A Stitch in Sault Ste. Marie suggests using Fairy Frost. She says, “Fairy Frost is made by Michael Miller comes in a wide variety of colours and is nice and sparkly. Some have gold and some silver sparkles. I think it would be great. Can hardly wait to get home to give it a try”.

Thanks for that tip Patricia, I am sure they are going to look great.