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Gift tags in Inspiration 75 – Autumn 2019

When preparing Christmas gifts, I ‘d like to add a personal gift tag. An ideal eye catcher is Gift tags in Inspiration 75 – Autumn 2019

They are really small projects, easy to make. So you can finish them in an evening.

You can find them as free download on the BERNINA site.

In the downloads on the computer, I choose for the file ‘Merry Christmas’ in EXP-file.


What do I need?

  • Metallic or grey embroidery thread Mettler Poly Sheen
  • coloured heavy weight paper
  • Mettler Web Bond temporary adhesive spray and standard paper glue
  • Stabilizer
  • Medium hoop
  • Rotary cutter and eyelet punch tool
  • ribbon or cord, matching the paper color or the wrapping paper
  • Embroidery machine (I use the BERNINA 700)
Image of BERNINA 700.


The B 700 convinces with many new, innovative functions such as the pinpoint placement. Moreover, this embroidery machine comes with many embroidery patterns.

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Image of Medium hoop.

Medium hoop

The Medium embroidery hoop is a useful tool for the accurate embroidering of medium-sized projects with the BERNINA embroidery machine.

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Let’s get started to embroider gift tags:

Fix the stabilizer in the medium hoop.

Embroider the first line, it is the basting stitch. It helps you to position the coloured paper.

Put the paper on the rectangle of the basting stitch. Temporary adhesive spray Mettler Web Bond helps you keep it in place.

Embroider the rest of the pattern. I started with silver-grey-green metallic thread, but I found out it was difficult to read. I made another pair in light grey thread.

Take the project out of the embroidery hoop and tear away the stabilizer.

Glue the rest of the paper on the backside and cut the tag out with a rotary cutter, for straight lines.

Use the punch tool to make a hole in the circle.

You are ready with the gift tags from the Bernina magazine Inspiration!


You can make them in as many colors as you like.

Don’t you think the Gift tags in Inspiration 75 – Autumn 2019 are nice? I like them a lot. Sure I will make these for all the Christmas gifts. I hope you enjoy a festive and fun time.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to Complete: Evening
Used Material: Glue, heavy weight paper, Mettler Poly Sheen thread, stabilizer
Used Products:
BERNINA Embroidery Software 8
BERNINA Embroidery Software 8
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