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These embroidered table numbers will not only guide guests to their seats but also add a fun and welcoming element to your reception tables. Embroidery hoops come in a variety of sizes and can be used for a lot of different things. They worked great for table numbers but you can also use them as décor for your ceremony and reception. We suggest choosing a few different complementing fabrics so they have a uniform look but each is unique.
1. Embroidery needle
4. Embroidery hoop
5. Pinking Sheers
7. Embroidery floss
Place the embroidery hoop in the center of your fabric and secure. Stretch the fabric so it’s taut and tighten the hoop as needed.
Select a font and size for the numbers you wish to use. Print a copy, pin it or trace it onto the felt, and then cut it out.
Center the felt number inside the hoop and pin it to the fabric.
Using embroidery floss and embroidery needle, outline the number in a blanket stitch. (See below to learn how-to do a blanket stitch).
Trim the fabric outside the embroidery hoop with pinking shears, allowing a 1-2″ border.
Place on plate stand or easel.
Thread your needle and knot the tail end. Start by sending the needle up from the back through both pieces of fabric. This should be done about 1/4″ from the edge.
Poke your needle down through the top at the end of the felt creating the loop around the edge.
To anchor your stitch push the needle back through the same spot where you started.
Send your needle under the loop stitch you just made. To do this, poke the needle through the stitch going sideways. This gets your thread anchored.
Poke your needle down through the top placed about 1/4″ over from your first stitch and 1/4″ from the edge of the felt. Do not pull tight yet.
Then poke your needle up from the back at the edge of the felt and pull through the loop of thread. Pull tight.
Now continue each stitch like this and you are off.
To end your stitches. Slide your needle sideways underneath your first stitch, and pull tight.
Now poke the needle down at the top of the first stitch you made, pull tight and knot the end of the thread.
Download a pdf of these instructions.
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