Project Monogrammed Holiday Wine Bag

By Diane Kron

Skill Level: Beginner  

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Looking for a quick personalized hostess gift this holiday season? Try this wine bag! Monogram it using MonogramWorks from Designer's Gallery and you're ready to go! Create this project on your multi-needle machine for a present that's ready in no time! Download printable instructions.

Materials:

  • Baby Lock Tear-Away stabilizer
  • Red velveteen fabric cut to 14” x 12”
  • Off white velveteen fabric cut to 14” x 6”
  • Madeira sewing and embroidery threads

Tools:

  • Baby Lock® multi-needle embroidery machine
  • Baby Lock sewing machine
  • MonogramWorks from Designer’s Gallery
  • Renaissance Font Pack (installed)

Steps:

  1. Open MonogramWorks by clicking on the icon on the desktop

  2. Click on View, Hoop Size on the top toolbar and set the hoop size to 200mm x 200mm and click OK.

  3. Click on the Create Monogram icon to open the properties.

  4. Type in the initial you'd like to use in the Text field.

  5. In the font field click on the down arrow and select the Ren Scroll 3C.

  6. To resize the monogram, click on any of the four resize handles and drag upward and inward to make the letter tall and skinny .

    1. The size of the design will be displayed on the Status bar. You can make the letter as big as you choose but the letter must fit in the 200mm x 200mm hoop.

  7. Click on the Save icon and save your design to media source that your machine reads in the .pes file format.

  8. With the machine turned on, place the design on the workspace

  9. Click on the monochromatic icon. Only one color will be used for all elements of the design.

  10. Hoop the tear-away stabilizer in the 200mm x 200mm hoop and lightly spray with the temporary spray adhesive.

  11. To mark the red section, fold the piece in half and finger press to create a crease line and mark using a Chaco liner.

    1. Fold the other direction and finger press to create another crease line. Mark this crease line only in the center.

    2. Where the two lines cross will be the center on the fabric and the location for placing the embroidered design.

  12. Place the fabric in the center of the hoop with the cross marks as close to center as possible.

  13. To fine tune the placement of the design, click on the Camera icon. Move the design so that the design is centered over the cross marks.

    1. The cross marks should show up on the screen when using the camera.

  14. Embroider the design using off white Madeira thread, along with white thread in the bobbin.

  15. With right sides together and using a ½” seam allowance, sew the off white section to the top of the red embroidered section.

  16. Press the seam towards the off white section.

  17. With right sides together, sew the back seam together using a ½” seam allowance.

  18. On the off white section, fold the raw edge inward and press. Fold the off white section inside the bag and pin over the seam line.

  19. Top stitch close to the seam and then top stitch additional rows ½” away from each other.

  20. To form the bottom of the bag, fold the sides inward at an angle and stitch one inch from the point.

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