THIS PRODUCT IS FOR THE CHRISTMAS TREE MUG RUG, with a few changes to make it easier and faster!
The first Christmas tree mug rug that we worked on was a challenge! there were a lot of steps, a lot of flipped fabric and a ton of precision placement required to get the mug rug to come out perfectly! The first embroidered mug rug is fantastic for fine-tuning your embroidery skills, but it takes a long time to get a bunch done!
I thought I would make the Christmas Tree design look similar, but have fewer steps! Here is what I came up with:
batting to fit into the hoop
background fabric: 6×8 ish
Tree fabric: 5×4 triangle scrap
8×7 fabric for back fold x2 folded in half
Pretty thread colors, or you can use metallic thread
You can follow along with a different sew along video to show you how to apply the folded fabric so that the mug rug can be finished, trimmed and turned!
Here is a basic rundown of the steps for the Christmas Tree 2
Step 1 Placement line
put down your fabric and batting
stitch down both
stitches background trees
placement line for the tree applique
put the fabric down, stitch down and trim
outside satin stitches
detail work 🙂
lay the larger folded in half fabric on top of the design, folded towards the middle, make sure they overlap each other
stitch down – you can remove from the hoop, trim and turn.
You will be able to see all of these steps and more on the OML Embroidery youtube channel!