Looking for a cute and easy gift for the holidays? Use your embroidery machine and free designs included in this project to create this ornament. Then insert a candy cane or fun holiday pencil and it's ready to give. This project was featured in our one of our Totally Stitchin' Magazine Fall/Winter Issues HERE. Click HERE to download printable instructions with additional photos. Click HERE to download the free embroidery design.


  • Sewing and embroidery machine
  • 5 x 7 Embroidery hoop
  • Two white felt squares
  • 1/4" Baby Lock Tear Away Soft stabilizer
  • Temporary spray adhesive
  • Small embroidery or appliqué scissors
  • Embroidery bobbin thread
  • Embroidery thread assortment


  1. Download the included Snowman Candy Cane Holder embroidery design.
  • Unzip the file and save the folder in a location that is easy for you to find.
  • Locate the file format that is used by your machine. Send this file to your machine following your manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Open the design in the machine and prepare to stitch it.
  1. Stitch the design.
  • In the 130mm x 180mm, hoop a piece of Baby Lock Tear Away stabilizer.
  • Place a felt square on top of the stabilizer.
  • Stitch the first three colors. When they are complete, remove the frame from the machine but do not remove the stabilizer from the hoop.
  • Spray the back side of the stabilizer with temporary spray adhesive.
  • Attach the second felt square to the back of the hoop, sticking it to the spray adhesive.
  • Stitch the final color attaching the back to the front.
  1. Finish the snowman.
  • Remove everything from the hoop.
  • Tear away the excess stabilizer.
  • Trim 1/4" from the outside stitching. Being careful not to cut the stitches, cut open the button holes.
  • Insert a candy cane or fun holiday pencil and it is ready to gift.

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