Holiday Entertaining Cupcake Sticks

Supplies

Instructions

This cupcake stick project uses designs #12470-10 and #12470-11:

1. Hoop one layer of heavy weight tear-away stabilizer.

2. Attach hoop to your machine and send desired design to your embroidery machine.

3. Stitch only the first color directly onto your stabilizer, this is referred to on the thread chart as “placement stitch.”

4. Remove the hoop from the machine but do not remove the stabilizer from the hoop.

5. Lightly spray the wrong side of one felt rectangle with temporary spray adhesive, and adhere to the hooped stabilizer, making sure to cover the “placement stitch” by” at least 1/8” on all sides.

6. Return the hoop to the machine and stitch the next color. This color is called “basting stitch/Cut line.” Sew this in a thread color that contrasts with your fabric, as it will be cut away at the end of the design, and needs to be visible for easier cutting.

7. Continue stitching the design stopping before stitching the final color change, referred to on the thread chart as the “seam and border”.

8. Remove the hoop from the machine but do not remove the stabilizer from the hoop.

9. Carefully turn hoop over to the wrong side.

10. Lightly spray the wrong side of one felt rectangle with temporary spray adhesive.

11. Adhere this rectangle onto the backside of your stabilizer, being sure to completely cover the “placement stitch” by at least 1/8” on all sides.

12. Stitch the final color change; this is called “seam stitch/border”. HINT: To keep the seam stitch looking nice on the backside of your project, use the same thread in the bobbin as was used for the top thread for this color change.

13. Remove the hoop from the machine and the stabilizer from the hoop.

14. Carefully cut the felt along the “basting stitch/cutline.”

15. Insert a cookie/lollipop stick (wood or paper) in the hole left in the seam/border stitch. Stick in the top of a cupcake and enjoy!

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