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In-the-Hoop Cork Wristlet




Embroidery modules can do more than embroider.  Use yours to create this great cork bag entirely in the hoop. Putting in a zipper has never been so easy.   We will also use applique techniques to add pizzazz to the bag.  In addition, you will receive directions that will guide you in creating another wristlet with an embroidered motif.  Learn new skills, have fun and walk away with a great gift for you or someone you want to surprise. 

Here is the list of supplies you will need for class.

Sewing Machine, Embroidery Module and hoop for the size bag you wish to make

***Pickle Pie Design File –Cork Bloom Bags PPDB02*** Place these design files onto a flash drive and bring to class.

Cork Main Fabric (See attached sheet for fabric size. Please bring all fabric pre-cut)

Scraps of flannel in green, plus 3 colors of choice

Usual sewing items, i.e. scissors, painters tape, trimmers, fabric marker

Turning tool if you have one

Cotton Fabric for Lining. Please bring pre-cut.

Tearaway Stabilizer

Pickle Pie Designs 1/2” Purse Hardware

Zipper (Size in Ladyfingers is fine)

Size 80 Microtex Sharp Needle

Thread to match each cork and flannel fabric color

Fusible Seam Tape

Isacord thread to match fabric

Embroidery thread in bobbin

Basic sewing supplies like scissors, ruler, painter’s tape

See the attached charts for the amount of fabric you need for your desired size.

If you wish to look at designs for your second bag, use the attached instruction sheet on how to download an embroidery file. We will go over this in class.

 

If you have any questions, please call me at 610-493-0008 or e-mail me at: drgries@ptd.net

I look forward to working together on this fun project.

Carol

Carol Gries March 2018


HOW TO DOWNLOAD AN EMBROIDERY DESIGN

 

There are many places to find embroidery designs. Your embroidery module has some designs and alphabets already loaded. This is a great place to start. You can purchase CD’s with designs or may own other software that contain designs. A great place to go for designs is the internet. These directions will guide you through obtaining designs from my favorite site, Embroidery Design Studios. The designs are always clear and sharp and the stitch count is great. I have never been disappointed. It is the first place I go when I want something.

 

  1. Go to http://ladyfingerssewing.com/ which is Ladyfingers Home page.

  2. Scroll down until you see “Embroidery Online” which is under Gail’s picture and click the site.

  3. You’re now at Embroidery Design Studio. Take some time and look around.

  4. Create an account by clicking “Register” at the top right of the page. Follow the prompts.

  5. Look around and see what you like. If you already know the number of the design you want, enter it in the search box. If the design is for a Ladyfingers Class, the design number will be on your supply list.

  6. If the design is part of a collection and you don’t see the picture scroll down the “all” button and you will see other choices.

  7. Add to Cart”

  8. To check out, click on the little shopping cart at the top of the screen. Proceed through Checkout procedure by following prompts.

  9. When your order is complete you will get a page that says “You can download your designs by clicking here” Do that.

  10. This is “My Designs” page. It shows everything you have purchased. You can also access this page anytime from the home page.

  11. Click “View Design Info” This gives you info you will want for completing the design. Print it out

  12. X” out of the design info page and on the “My Design” page select the format for your machine and then click “download”.

  13. If you chose the EXP format for Bernina, it will download as a ZIP file. Save the file to your computer. It will save to your “download” folder. It uses the file name of the number you have on the design info you printed out.

  14. To open a ZIP file: Right click on the file icon and open with either windows explorer or Win Zip. If you own Win Zip, you know what you’re doing. If you use Windows Explorer you will see one or more files. I copy these files in one folder and save it in documents with a name I’ll recognize. Remember that EXP files are not visible on your computer unless you have Bernina editing software. Otherwise you must copy them to a flash drive to view and use on your sewing machine.

 

And… you’re ready to go. It seems like a lot, but the whole process from the time you purchase until you are ready to sew takes about 2 minutes.

 

 

 

C. Gries December 2017

 



Instructor: Carol Gries
Instructor Bio: Carol Gries
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