Project Bonfire Hair, Don't Care Embroidered Hat

By Debbie Cleek

Skill Level: Intermediate  

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Bonfire season is upon us! What better way to show your excitement than this fun hat?! Use Designer's Gallery Creator Level 2 to create this cute project and make them for all your friends! Download printable instructions.

Materials:

  • Creator™ Level 2 - installed and activated
  • Blank baseball cap
  • Baby Lock Cut Away Soft stabilizer
  • Temporary spray adhesive
  • Embroidery bobbin thread
  • Assortment of embroidery thread

Tools:

  • Baby Lock Embroidery Machine

Steps:

  1. Prepare the design page.

    1. Open the Preferences and select Hoops found in the Environment folder. Select Normal from the Hoop Style.

    2. From the hoop selection list, select the 130mm x 50mm (hat) from the list. Click Apply, then, OK. This hoop is used on multi-needle machines.

    3. If you don’t have a multi-needle machine, select the 130mm x 180mm hoop or the 100mm x 100mm hoop.

  2. Merge art from the design library.

    1. Click the Merge Design icon, select the Shapes 2 category, then Fire from the selection window.

    2. Click OK.

  3. Size and separate the object.

    1. Adjust the size of the artwork to 1 ¼” x 1 ½”.

    2. Click to select the bottom left inside node then select Close/Open Outline to move the opening point on the art.

    3. Click to select the bottom right inside node. Right mouse click and select Break at Point from the menu.

    4. Select just the bottom part of the object and click Close/Open Outline to close the shape.

    5. From the Object tree, select the top section of the flame and click Close/Open Outline to close the shape.

    6. Separate the very tip of the flame from the following the same steps used previously separating the bottom section.

    7. Close both the middle and the top sections of the object. There will now be three separate objects.

  4. Apply the stitches to the flame:

    1. Select the top section of the flame, object 1:1 in the Object Tree. Use the Fill tool to apply stitches to this section.

    2. Using the Inclination line, adjust the stitches so they fill the area vertically. Select Feather the fill from the Properties box.

    3. In the Feather properties, set the Left at 25% and the Ext. to 20%. Set the Right at 35% and the Ext. to 70%.

    4. Select the Underlay properties and remove all underlay.

    5. Change the color to yellow.

    6. Select the middle section of the flame, object 1:2 in the Object Tree. Use the Fill tool to apply stitches to this section.

    7. Using the Inclination line, adjust the stitches so they fill the area vertically. Select Feather the fill from the Properties box.

    8. In the Feather properties, set the Left at 25% and the Ext. to 20%. Set the Right at 35% and the Ext. to 50%.

    9. Select the Underlay properties and remove all underlay.

    10. Change the color to orange.

    11. Select the bottom section of the flame, object 1:3 in the Object Tree. Use the Fill tool to apply stitches to this section.

    12. Using the Inclination line, adjust the stitches so they fill the area vertically. Select Feather the fill from the Properties box.

    13. In the Feather properties, set the Left at 15% and the Ext. to 0%. Set the Right at 50% and the Ext. to 90%.

    14. Select the Underlay properties and remove all underlay.

    15. Change the color to red.

    16. Select all three sections of the flame and adjust the size to 1” x 1 ¼”.

  5. Create the logs for the fire.

    1. Open a new page. Select Image and open the Acorns image on to the design page.

    2. Using the Magic Wand, create an outline from the branch in the Acorn image. Increase the Sensitivity of the wand to 75%.

    3. Use the Satin Column tool to fill the branch with stitches. Copy the branch and paste it on the bonfire page.

    4. Size the branch to 2” x ¾”.

    5. Copy and paste the branch creating two branches. Using Flip horizontally from the platform, flip the second branch. Arrange as desired at the bottom of the bonfire.

  6. Create the text.

    1. Click the Create Lettering tool from the tool bar.

    2. Using the 130mm x 180mm hoop, select Text on a circle and type Bonfire Hair – Don’t Care in the text box. Press enter on the keyboard.

    3. Using the 100mm x 100mm hoop, select Text on a circle and type Bonfire Hair in the text box. Press enter on the keyboard.

    4. Place a check in the bottom checkbox and type Don’t Care in the text box.

  7. Adjust the size of the text object to 1 3/8” height for the 130mm x 180mm hoop and the cap hoop.

    1. Adjust the size of the top text to ¾” height and the bottom to 5/8” height for the 100mm x 100mm hoop. Center the text over the bonfire.

  8. Go to File in the menu bar and Save As…(Stitch and Working) and save the file to the proper media and format for your machine.

  9. If the 100mm x 100mm or 130mm x 180mm hoop is being used, hoop with sticky stabilizer.

    1. Fold the band to the outside of the hat.

    2. Center the hat in the hoop and firmly press onto the sticky stabilizer

    3. Load the design into the machine and stitch it onto the hat

  10. If you are using the cap hoop for the multi-needle machine or the cap hoop for the single needle machine, please follow the instructions for that product.

    1. Enjoy wearing at your next bonfire because you won’t have to worry about your hair.

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