Embroider Your Own Label

comments (5) March 23rd, 2008     

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BarbaraSkimin BarbaraSkimin, member
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Make labels to identify the creator or proud owner of your creations.
Set up a grid.
Secure the ribbon.
Make labels to identify the creator or proud owner of your creations.

Make labels to identify the creator or proud owner of your creations.

Photo: Sloan Howard

Be proud of your creation: brand it with your name! Ribbon is surprisingly easy to hoop into your embroidery machine and enables you to stitch out labels to identify the creator (that's you!), the owner (they'll love you for it), or a completed project. It's also a great way to make labels for kids' clothing for camp or school or create labels for your personal designs.

What You'll Need:
Embroidery machine
Adhesive stabilizer
Ribbon
Thread
Scissors

Step 1: Hoop the stabilizer
Hoop adhesive stabilizer using your smallest hoop. Remove the paper topping, and transfer the centering marks from the hoop’s grid to the stabilizer.

  Transfer the centering marks.

Step 2: Secure the ribbon
On the stabilizer, lay a length of ribbon longer than the intended label. Align the bottom edge of the ribbon with the horizontal centering line. (This makes it much easier to keep the ribbon straight as you adhere it to the stabilizer.)

  Use the horizontal center mark as a guide for attaching the ribbon.

Step 3: Position the Design
Move the embroidery design. Since the ribbon is positioned above the horizontal centering line onscreen, you need to move the embroidery design up from its centered position to land on the ribbon correctly. Use the “move” cursors (arrow keys) on your screen to shift the design up slightly.

  Move the design up slightly so it lands on the ribbon correctly.

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Comments (5)

jennlynn writes: is this a downloadable patter to my embrodery machine Jennie
Posted: 1:01 am on March 20th
Teachertype writes: How do you "finish" the cut edges after the embroidery is completed?
Posted: 3:06 pm on November 9th
cottongirl writes: Barb, just use a washaway stabilizer.
Posted: 1:19 pm on December 11th
Barbaramcg writes: I am new to embroidery but am excited to make labels with ribbon. My question is how can you "remove the ribbon and not the stabilizer? Do you cut it out? Will it rip off? I'm not sure if I am understanding the process. Thanks so much
Posted: 11:43 pm on May 7th
MindlessPursuits writes: This is a great idea! I've used fusible and sew-in tags printed on my ink-jet in the past but now I'm going to experiment with using embroidered ribbon. This is also a great idea for embelleshing / personalizing tote handles!
Posted: 12:21 am on April 18th
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