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Software Saturday: Applique to Instant Gift Tag

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Make an impression with flawless, personalized gift tags this holiday season!  Once the gift is unwrapped, the gift tag can be used as a Christmas ornament for years to come!


In Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro, open an applique frame from your stash or choose from any of the included applique shapes.

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Click on the Text tool and type the message in the Properties Box.  Select a micro font such as Bauhaus.  Click Apply.

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Center the text in the frame and change the color of the text to another color.

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Select the an Ellipse from the drop down menu on the Artwork tool Insert

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Drag the mouse to draw a small circle and center it above the text.  Select the circle and right click to access more options. Select Convert T, Steil.

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If you’d like to review different applqiue fabrics, select the Applique, and click on the Command tabe in the Properties box. Click on the field next to Fabric.

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Select a fabric to review your work.

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Stitch the applique on lightweight tear away stabilizer – one that tears clean. After removing from the hoop, use an awl or eyelet cutter to open the eyelet. Thread a pretty ribbon through the eyelet and you’re all set. Start making them now and the gifts under your tree will be beautiful!





  • Nancy Jacobs

    I love making tags for gifts. My favorite is to stitch them on felt but I’ve also been stitching on burlap with a bit of a raggy edge around the satin border.

  • Gail Beam

    I have made several different types of gift tags and like to use a variety of different types of materials, including screen and faux leather.

  • Elizabeth

    What a great and simple idea, thank you for posting. I liked Gail’s comment about using Faux leather, I have not embroidered on leather/faux leather, will you offer a blog about that soon? Happy Thanksgiving

  • Silk Digitizing

    My favorite is to stitch them on felt but I’ve also been stitching on burlap with a bit of a raggy edge around the satin border.

    Thanks for sharing…

  • Digitizing

    Nice tips for gift tags. I also like gift tags and mostly i stitch on burlap and faux leather. Thanks

  • Benjamin Clerk

    wow!! interesting… it’ll be a very help for custom embroidery digitizing

  • Loved the tips about the gift tag. Thank you for sharing it!

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