Embroidered Christmas Tags at Jennifer Grace Creates

Embroidered Christmas Tags

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Event – see a list of all the posts HERE)

Yesterday I posted a giveaway from the Little Dorrit & Co Etsy Shop who sell beautiful PDF embroidery patterns – you can see that giveaway HERE {NOW CLOSED}. Today I’m back to show you how I used The Gingerbread Man PDF pattern which I purchased from them! I decided to stitch just some of the details onto a couple of Embroidered Christmas Tags…

Embroidered Christmas Tags at Jennifer Grace Creates

They are all ready fo an extra special present, or to be stuck on a card or scrapbook page!

To make some tags of your own…

Step 1: Print off an embroidery template and cut out the pieces you want to use, making sure they fit on your tags:

Embroidered Christmas Tags at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: If the tag is light or thin enough, then you can tape the pattern to a window, and trace the design onto the tag:

Embroidered Christmas Tags at Jennifer Grace Creates

If the tag is light or thin enough then just tape the pattern on top of the tag:

Embroidered Christmas Tags at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Pierce holes along the lines of a traced image:

Embroidered Christmas Tags at Jennifer Grace Creates

Or if the image is stuck on top of the tag just pierce the holes along the lines, going through the paper and the tag at the same time:

Embroidered Christmas Tags at Jennifer Grace Creates

You can draw pencil lines to connect the holes if you need to make it clearer where the stitching should go – I drew lines along the tinsel of the trees so I didn’t get confused between that and the baubles:

Embroidered Christmas Tags at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Use embroidery thread to sew back-stitches and french knots along the designs (I used 2 strands of embroidery thread on all):

Embroidered Christmas Tags at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: The backs of the tags will look a little messy:

Embroidered Christmas Tags at Jennifer Grace Creates

So if the people might see the back of the tags (if you are not sticking them flat onto a project) then cover the messy backs with patterned paper:

Embroidered Christmas Tags at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Finish the tags off with some bling if you want to, I used liquid pearls to make some snowy dots:

Embroidered Christmas Tags at Jennifer Grace Creates

Anyone who receives these will know you spent some time making them a special tag!

Be Inspired:

Use an embroidery pattern or printable icon to add stitching to a project

Find or make a gingerbread man embellishment to craft with

Create some snow with liquid pearls, sequins, gems, or enamel dots

Do you think you’d stick these tags on a present or keep them for a special scrapbook layout?

Remember that commenting on this post, and any post that goes live during November 2015, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!

I’ll be back tomorrow at 2pm GMT for the frosty festivities 2015 blog hop!

Jennifer x

  • Absolutely charming tags, Jennifer!!! I haven’t done embroidery for years….not sure my eyes are good enough to try it again, either. Love what you did here and the creative inspiration ideas you include with each of your projects!!! I have some Clear Scraps acrylic gingerbread men, intended for a banner, but that I might use separately for something this year.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    November 14, 2015 at 1:56 pm
  • These are gorgeous…….and such a good idea to put some decorative paper on the back….I’d have probably just stuck another tag on the back….really wasteful!!

    November 14, 2015 at 4:47 pm
  • Annie

    Very sweet tags, love them :o) Annie C

    November 14, 2015 at 5:06 pm
  • These are so cute! I love embroidery and the look of it!

    November 14, 2015 at 5:31 pm
  • Shelley

    What a clever idea. I love to embroider and have many small patterns that can be used for this type of project…you can also use this idea to make gifts tags for any ocassion-birthday, congratulations, thank you, etc. Thanks for sharing!

    November 14, 2015 at 7:06 pm
  • Jean Bullock

    Darling tags. I love that embroidered look!

    November 14, 2015 at 7:54 pm
  • karenladd

    That gingerbread man is so cute and I love the homespun embroidered look!

    November 14, 2015 at 8:58 pm
  • These are so very cute.

    November 14, 2015 at 9:07 pm
  • These are so cute. I have some old iron on transfers from when we did embroidery. Might have to retrieve them.

    November 14, 2015 at 9:59 pm
  • Gorgeous projects again Jennifer. They will be fab little gifts too.

    November 14, 2015 at 11:36 pm
  • KT Fit Kitty

    Wow, these look amazing! I would never have thought to make something like this – you make it look doable – thank you for the inspiration! I don’t think I could part with them, so I would use them on a scrapbook layout!

    November 14, 2015 at 11:41 pm
  • It’s been a long time since I’ve embroidered (mores the pity!) and by the time I’d finish with them… I don’t think I could give them away – yep…they would go into some scrapping project…. and Christmas ones like yours…… most definitely would end up in a December Daily! You’ve done an awesome job… what a great idea!

    November 14, 2015 at 11:43 pm
  • They look great , but not sure if I will have the patience

    November 14, 2015 at 11:46 pm
  • These are very special. I don’t know what I would do with them. I would like to give them away but I would hate to have someone just throw them away. Probably the only answer would be a scrapbook LO.

    November 15, 2015 at 3:34 am
  • Oh. My.Gosh. SEWING…..eerrrrrrk……STITCHING…..bleugggghhhhh…….can you tell I’m not a fan? The only sewing that gets done by my sewing machine is on a page….& then it’s errr……. ‘postmodern’ in the extreme!!! And hand stitching to me has all the charm of fussy cutting. Which is Zero!!! Hahaaaaa! Having said all that, these look absolutely fabulous. I am awestruck at your stitching talent & patience. For me, I’d use them on my PL pages for December…..they do look super cute:):)

    November 15, 2015 at 8:36 am
  • Julia

    These are such a great idea and look really effective 🙂

    November 15, 2015 at 1:44 pm
  • Denise Bryant

    These are awesome! If I made one, I don’t think I would want to give it away! I’d have to put it on a scrapbook page so I could keep it!

    November 15, 2015 at 4:16 pm
  • those tags are super cute love the sewing and definitely one to try

    November 15, 2015 at 4:38 pm
  • Don’t they look good! I haven’t done any stitching for a long while…

    November 15, 2015 at 9:11 pm
  • These are seriously cute Jennifer!

    November 17, 2015 at 11:10 am
  • These are precious, Jennifer!

    November 17, 2015 at 11:33 am
  • Oh, how I love stitching on a papercraft project! That little gingerbread man is de-light-ful 😀

    November 20, 2015 at 10:36 pm
  • cute tags.
    gingerbread is my favorite

    November 21, 2015 at 12:11 pm
  • I’m not sure if any of those I give gifts to would appreciate the work put into the tag, so I’d definitely keep it for a scrapbook layout. Love the trees and appreciate the tutorial (in fact all of them – it’s great to have the stage-by-stage photos).

    November 22, 2015 at 5:35 am
  • Dawn F.

    So cute!

    November 28, 2015 at 4:12 pm

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