One of the very first things I learned to do with my embroidery machine was this quick and easy project when I attended an embroidery class at Humble Sewing Center with Instructor: Marje Agostini.
FYI: She’s pretty much an embroidery guru, so if you ever get the chance to attend one of her monthly Inspiration classes – you’ll have a good time, get more comfortable using your machine, and learn some neat tips & tricks for machine embroidery.
Ok, back to the mugs! In the picture, the mug on the right was done using Marje’s instructions, except I decided to use fabric instead of kiwi paper. If you decide to make one with fabric, just be sure to use a medium to heavy weight, fusible, cut-away permanent stabilizer. Fuse it to the wrong side of your fabric before stitching and your fabric will behave just like the kiwi paper.
With permission, I’m posting Marje’s class instructions and a supply list for your review:
Supplies: one 16oz. mug (available at Humble Sewing Center), one sheet of Kiwi Paper (at HSC), Peel ‘n Stick Stabilizer, Use a 4×4 or larger embroidery hoop, 16oz. Mug Template (attached to this blog post in a link)
Let’s Get Sewing!
Jenny Gabriel – alter ego: StitchinJenny