Recently, we had several family members graduate from high school or college. While it may go without saying, I put it here for the record that we were proud of each and every one of them for their individual accomplishments. Given my passions are sewing and embroidery, I wanted to give them something that was both personal and unique, that they might enjoy and cherish over the years. Graduation Congratulations! is the project that came to me late one night as I was lying in the dark, waiting for my mind to finally quiet for the day. Isn’t that when all the best ideas come bubbling to the surface?
This project is designed for the 6x10 and larger hoops incorporates two appliqués and a long tassel sewn directly onto the design. When finished, the project measures 216 x 256 mm (about 8½ x 10 inches), allowing it to fit inside a standard 11 x 14 inch picture frame.
Photos shown here are inside 16 x 20 mats with 11 x 14 openings (which is plenty of room to personalize your project, should you feel inspired. For those who might be interested, the frames shown here were purchased at Hobby Lobby.
The design is sequenced for a three-color scheme, which includes the tassel. Pick your graduate’s school colors and you’re ready to go.
When the project has been completely stitched, release the bobbin threads to the tassels and allow them to flow freely. This can be done by clipping the bobbin threads with a pair of small, curved scissors or, if you prefer, stitching the tassel with water-soluble bobbin thread that you wash away as the last step in the project.
To complete the project you will need to use your software or lettering features of your embroidery machine to create the name/date.Â In the event you are unable to do that, I can personalize the project file for you, for a small fee.
If you would like me to digitize the names and dates for you, I’m happpy to do so, for a small fee. Please include the name and date , as you would like for it to appear, the sewing machine format and the hoop size you will be using.
If you need more than one custom lettering, then it is $6.99 for each.
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NOTE: For comprehensive instructions on how to sew a multi-hoop project click here.
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