You will get 18 embroidery files: six covers with the embroidery inserts already incorporated, six blank covers and six redwork and inscription patterns. This gives you the possibility of combining the lace and berries as you like. You can also make your own inscriptions using fonts from your machine.
You will need 4" x 4" pieces of cotton fabric, water-soluble Vilene stabilizer and 40-, 50- or 60-weight cotton embroidery threads, and ribbons to tie the covers onto the jars. For this project we used Signature machine quilting thread.
Step One: To embroider one part, hoop a piece of water-soluble Vilene stabilizer. Thread the machine with cotton threads (the same thread should be used both in the needle and in the bobbin). Start embroidering. The machine will stitch a circle and stop.
Step Two: Take a piece of fabric measuring about 4" x 4". Place the fabric piece over the embroidered circle. Start the machine again. It will stitch the circle over the fabric again and stop.
Step Three: WITHOUT taking the working piece out of the hoop, cut away the excess fabric as close to the stitch as possible. Be careful not to cut the stabilizer.
Step Four: Return the hoop to the machine and finish the crochet part of the embroidery.
Step Five: For the redwork embroidery and the inscriptions, change the thread. We recommend to use embroidery rayon in the needle and your regular bobbin thread in the bobbin. Return the hoop into the machine and finish the embroidery.
Step Six: Cut away the excess stabilizer and rinse away the remainder. To do this, place it in a bowl with warm water for about an hour. Change the water several times. Spread evenly to air dry. Press with steam.
Thread the openings in the crochet lace with ribbon, cord or trim. Pull the ends to fit the jam jar cover and tie a bow.
These jam jar covers can also be used as small doilies.
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