During their Black Friday sale, I ordered several patterns from Dolls and Daydreams.
Dolls and Daydreams specialize in Fun & Easy Step by Step Photo Tutorial Patterns so that even a beginner sewer will be able to make Dolls, Softies and Doll Clothes just like mine on a Sewing or Embroidery Machine!
You can either get a regular sewing pattern or a pattern files specifically to be used in an embroidery machine.
I wasn’t sure which to try first. While I’m sure I probably could easily manage a sewing pattern, for some reason I bought all machine embroidery files which at first glance look complicated as all heck.
Each pattern comes as a digital download including files and an instruction PDF. I read over the PDF of the patterns I purchased a few times before I decided to make the Reindeer first.
This is an ITH (In The Hoop) embroidery project, meaning the whole thing is made with the embroidery machine. I sat down to find fabrics for it and realized I had almost no Christmas prints, so we pulled together a little something shabby chic. I used regular quilting cotton as the body instead of a fleece or a minky and it turned out great. I still just need to sew up her little body and find her a ribbon for her neck.
In all, it took me about 30 minutes of work. I had to stop a few times to reread the instructions, but not counting that, it was a very quick project. I don’t have much felt on hand to have coordinated the antlers better, but I think it looks pretty cute!