My year of gifting Embroidery – Whiteboard

I know what you are thinking.  What in heavens name are you thinking combining a whiteboard with embroidery?  Well this is a fantastic project, that is wonderful for boys.  My whiteboard is made for my favourite (and only) nephew Ryan, who is turning 14.

All you need is a simple frame, a piece of fabric, and some thread!  Quick, simple, and every one loves something personalised.

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Requirements:-

Poster Frame 16×20”
White homespun or even weave fabric, 20×24”
Wadding or iron on pellum 20×24”
Embroidery Thread
Stabiliser
Scissors and bobbin thread
Free calendar design by Julie Hall Design

 

NOTES:                you can create your own lettering design using either software that comes with your machine or in the lettering component on your actual machine.

 

Instructions

  1. Take the homespun and press firmly with a hot iron. Ensure there are no marks on the fabric (these will annoy you for life if you leave them in the frame).
  2. Iron the pellon or wadding to the main fabric.
  3. Mark the centre position of the fabric, and hoop the fabric/wadding together with stabiliser , so that embroidery will be approximately 3.5” from the top of the hoop. Embroider the whiteboard title.
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  4. Remove embroidery from the frame, take away any excess stabiliser, and press.
  5. Working with the centre position of the fabric again, hoop the fabric/wadding together with stabiliser so that the embroidery will be approximately 3.5” from the bottom of the hoop. Embroider the calendar.
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  6. Remove embroidery from the frame, take away any excess stabiliser, and press.
  7. Take the frame and remove the backing sheet.
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  8. Lay the backing sheet on top of the embroidered fabric, and centre the design. Lay the backing sheet with fabric centred on it into the frame, and flip to ensure it looks correct. Once you are happy with the positioning, re-set the clips to complete your whiteboard.

 

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