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Pumpkin Applique

Created By:

Milinda Stephenson of Milinda Sews

Skill Level: Intermediate

"Although cool weather is just a promise here in Florida, the pumpkins are still ripe and the holiday season is upon us. My daughter loves decorating her new house with seasonal towels and pillows and so I digitized this pumpkin applique as part of her Halloween decorations. I plan to also use it on overalls for my grandson and a t-shirt for my niece. I used the Artistic Edge Digital Cutter for my applique design and sewed it out on the Janome Skyline S9 using my favorite hooping feature - magnets. I hope you all enjoy it!" - Janome Artisan Milinda Stephenson

Janome Supplies Required
  • 8" x 8" applique fabric
  • Blank kitchen towel
  • Embroidery thread: outline/applique, interior pumpkin lines, pumpkin stem and heart
  • Tear away stabilizer
  • Heat N Bond
  • Artistic Edge Digital Cutter (optional)
Instructions

Click here to download the .JEF file.

Click here to download the .SVG file.

Step 1: Cut Out Applique

  • Iron Heat N Bond to the back of your applique material using your Artistic Edge Digital Cutter and the .SVG File.

Optional: If you don't have a cutter, apply Heat N Bond to the back of your fabric. Then use the .SVG file as your pattern and cut out the pumpkin applique.

Step 2: Embroider the Applique

  • Hoop the paper stabilizer and kitchen towel.
  • Load the pumpkin .JEF file into the machine.
  • Embroider color 1 - the placement line.
  • Fit the pumpkin applique atop the placement line.
  • At this point, use a tiny iron to place the applique.
  • Sew color 2 - tack down (straight stitch).
  • Sew color 3 - applique (satin stitch).

Step 3: Pumpkin Embroidery

  • Sew color 4 - the lines giving the pumpkin dimension.
  • Sew color 5 - the pumpkin stem.
  • Sew color 6 - the top of the pumpkin stem.
  • Sew color 7 - the heart.

Step 4: Completion

  • Remove from the hoop.
  • Tear away the paper backing.
  • Enjoy!
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