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Embroider Christmas cards with metallic thread

Writing Christmas cards in the old fashioned way is one of the signs to show your family and friends your connection. It is always a warm gesture of friendship and love. Owners of an embroidery machine get this file for free so they can embroider Christmas cards with metallic thread.

I use the BERNINA 700 with Drop-Shaped Embroidery Foot #26 to make my 2023 cards. The file is designed in BERNINA Embroidery Software 9.

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BERNINA Embroidery Software 9

BERNINA Embroidery Software available in two levels ✓ Designer Plus offers outstanding and creative embroidery ✓ Upgrade from Creator to DesignerPlus any time ✓ For experienced users and software newbies ✓ Edit existing designs or create your own ✓ New tools and functions ✓ Transfer your designs wirelessly with the BERNINA WiFi Device ✓  

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Drop-Shaped Embroidery Foot #26

Drop-Shaped Embroidery Foot #26 ✓ The universal embroidery foot ✓ For darning fine fabrics ✓ For optimal results, use the straight-stitch plate ✓ The shape of the presser-foot sole helps create an attractive embroidery result ✓ For 5.5 mm and 9 mm machines ✓

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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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Advent Calendar 2023 ‒ the fifth door

What do you need?

  • The free file in EXP, PES, HUS,  JEF or SEW, designed in:  Christmas card Kerstkaart 2023
  • The Large oval hoop
  • 2 standard printer paper sheets
  • 1 sheet of firm off white paper
  • A scrap of leftover organza
  • Mettler metallic thread
  • Mettler Web Bond temporary adhesive spray
  • A metallic needle
  • A cutting mat, rotary cutter and ruler are very useful.
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Large oval hoop

The Large oval embroidery hoop is suitable for both design combinations and extensive embroidery designs. The template makes quick work of accurately positioning the project in the hoop.

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How to make the Christmas cards?

Cut the firm paper in halves, you will have two 15 x 21 cm cards.

Hoop one sheet of standard printer paper in the Large Oval hoop.

Embroider the first line. It marks the place where you will put the card.

Spray with  temporary adhesive spray. Place the card (the firm paper) and the double folded organza on top. You can fix the organza to the card with the spray as well. The christmas tree is placed upside down to help you to put the card on the hoop avoiding to go over the attachment of the hoop.

Embroider the golden Christmas tree on the card.

To embroider with metallic threads, it is useful to take a metallic needle and to reduce speed.

Embroider the red outlines (or skip, if you don’t like them) and the green star frame.

Take the other sheet of standard printer paper and cut to 10,5 x 15 cm, glue it on the back of your work to cover the back of the embroidery.

Take away your card from the hoop. Cut away the stabilizer paper as close as you can, with scissors.

Fold over the card, cut edges of paper and organza to the size of the card.

Your first Christmas card 2023 is already finished.

Look at the shiny metallic thread:

My wish for you is to celebrate warm and cheerful family moments. May 2024 bring you many creative moments and succesfull projects. Enjoy working with BERNINA, find tips, tricks and inspiration on the blog. I hope for good health for all of you.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to Complete: Evening
Used Material: Card, cutting mat, Mettler Poly Sheen embroidery thread, Mettler Web Bond adhesive spray, paper, rotary cutter, ruler
Used Products:
Drop-Shaped Embroidery Foot #26
Drop-Shaped Embroidery Foot #26
BERNINA Embroidery Software 9
BERNINA Embroidery Software 9
Large oval hoop
Large oval hoop

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