Embroider Your Own Labelcomments (5) March 23rd, 2008
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:
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.
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.)
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.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery