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Stitch Sampler Ornament
"Today’s Sewing Basics post is a fun project that will get you familiar with your sewing machine while also turning out a great last-minute gift or decoration: a stitch sampler ornament! I tried this easy sewing gift idea with a dozen college students (most of whom had never used a sewing machine before) and we had a lot of fun, so I’m also sharing how you can turn this into an interactive party idea for your next craft night or holiday party with older kids, teens, and adults. Tools Sewing machine such as Baby Lock Jubilant with an array of decorative stitches, and the associated presser feet. Read my review of the Jubilant here and my Sewing Machine Presser Foot Guide here. 45 mm Rotary Cutter, Acrylic Ruler, and Cutting Mat. I used the Cricut Rotary Cutting Kit. Fabric shears. I used the one from the Cricut Sewing Kit. Cricut EasyPress 2 with EasyPress Mat, or iron and iron-safe surface. Klassé Topstitch needle. I used 80/12 but you can also use 90/14. Class 15 bobbin. Basic sewing supplies (seam ripper, thread snips, etc.). Materials 5” square of 100% cotton fabric for each ornament. I used a Moda Bella Solids Charm Pack of precut 5” squares in White. 12 wt 100% cotton thread for the top spool. I used Sulky Cotton Petites in Green. 40 wt 100% cotton thread for the bobbin. I used King Tut Superior Threads in Malachite. Baby Lock Tear-Away Soft Stabilizer or 5” square of iron-on stabilizer for each ornament. 3” embroidery hoop for each ornament. I used Caydo Bamboo Hoops. Waxed cotton cord. I used Mandala Crafts 0.5 mm."
Project TypeMake a Project
Time to CompleteIn an evening
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