Celebrate Baby's 1st Christmas

For the family of a new baby, the baby’s very first Christmas is special and meaningful. New pajamas, a Christmas ornament or a first Christmas stocking are just a few keepsakes the baby’s will receive for his or her first Christmas. For those who love to make and create gifts for others, the Baby’s 1st Christmas #12537 embroidery collection is a great collection to use. There are fabulous designs and a freestanding appliqued necktie and bowtie, as well as a freestanding lace ornament for the baby’s first Christmas.

The 1st Christmas Ornament FSA (#12537-12) is a freestanding applique design. To make the ornament reversible, fold each of the pieces of fabric for the applique in half wrong sides together and placed them over the Placement Stitch when called for in the thread chart. Use the same white thread as the lace in the bobbin. You could change out each of the threads with the same color of bobbin to make it completely reversible. Make them in different colors also!



The Stitch ‘N’ Turn Gingerbread Man (#12537-01) made out of Minkee® fabric is an adorable first toy. It is soft and cuddly. For a different look, use a print fabric for the back instead of the Minkee®. Insert a squeaker when stuffing with fiberfill to create a fun toy.


Adding the Freestanding Necktie (#12537-06) or Bowtie (#12537-13) Applique to onesie will make it absolutely darling for that little guy. The necktie or bowtie is made like a freestanding applique design. They can be machine tacked in place so that they don't get pulled off. This is a quick and easy addition to a store-bought onesie. Choose fun fabrics for making it - don't limit yourself to Christmas colors either. Imagine your little one decked out in your favorite school or sports team colors!

A couple more projects to stitch are the Mini Reindeer #12537-09 on a baby knit hat and the bottom of the leg of knit pants. These are very simple and quick. Because the knit fabric is stretchy, use a mesh cut away stabilizer. These projects were stitched out in a small hoop. There are three other mini designs in this collection that would be cute also.

Another idea for a quick project is to stitch out My 1st Christmas design (#12537-05) in the middle of a long sleeve sweatshirt or t-shirt. You could also use it for the cover of a photo album sharing the baby’s first Christmas photos.


The 1st Christmas Pocket Applique (#12537-07) is another freestanding applique design that can be machine tacked onto a shirt to represent a pocket. Just don’t stitch across the top of the applique!


Last are some applique designs, Elf Applique (#12537-02), Reindeer Applique (#12537-03), and Snowman Applique (#12537-04) that can be stitched onto a garment, stocking, bib or even a blanket.


You will find the complete instructions for these projects in the Baby’s 1st Christmas #12537 embroidery collection. Create a one-of-a-kind gift for a new baby in your life this Christmas!

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