Multicolor Embroidery Bag

Hello everyone!! Kymona here, and I’m back again with a fun multicolor embroidery project. I have to admit I’ve fallen in love with embroidery. It’s amazing to see how different color threads can make a pattern look stunning.

I’m going to walk you through steps on how to create a pretty monogram using multicolor embroidery.

Multicolor Embroidery Bag: Finished Product

Materials to Create a Multicolor Embroidery

  • Lettering Whimsy Design 21023-19
  • Cutaway stabilizer
  • Wool fabric
  • Duck Bill scissors
  • Light Orange thread (Isacord 1060)
  • Dark Green thread (Isacord 0352)
  • Light Green thread (Isacord 6151)
  • Light Blue thread (Isacord 5050)
  • Dark Orange thread (Isacord 1220)
  • Dark Blue thread (Isacord 5230)
  • White thread (Isacord 0015)
  • Light Brown thread (Isacord 1061)
  • Dark Brown thread (Isacord 1565)
  • Wool fabric
  • Letter straps
  • Long double head rivets
  • Embroidery Needle

Multicolor Embroidery: Materials

Instructions for Multicolor Embroidery

Step 1: Download the Design

After purchasing the whimsy letter design, I downloaded the ART File into a folder on my computer where the BERNINA Embroidery Software 8.2 software lies.

Step 2: Opening the Design in the Software

Open BERNINA Embroidery Software 8.2.

Multicolor Embroidery:Opening the design in the software

Click on the small down arrow next to Artwork to reveal the list of prompts in the Toolbox.

Click on Library.

Multicolor Embroidery:Opening the design in the software

Find the folder where you saved the design, click on it, and double click on the design.

Multicolor Embroidery:Opening the design in the software

The design will open up in the design window.

Multicolor Embroidery:Opening the design in the software

Step 3: Choose the Hoop and Edit the Design if Needed

Now that the design is displayed, you can change it as much as you want. For this tutorial, we will leave the design as is.

To make sure we are using the correct hoop, right-click on the hoop in the view toolbar.

Multicolor Embroidery: Choose the hoop and edit the design if needed

This will allow you to change the hoop size and starting position.

For this tutorial, we are using the medium hoop. Click ok.

Step 4: Save and Import the File into the Machine

Click file.

Multicolor Embroidery: Save and import the file into the machine

Click on Export Machine File. Name the file and ensure the save as type is BERNINA USB Stick (*.EXP).

Multicolor Embroidery: Save and import the file into the machine

Multicolor Embroidery: Save and import the file into the machine

Eject the drive and plug it into the side of your sewing machine.

Step 5: Hoop the Fabric

Cut a piece of cutaway stabilizer to 9 inches by 6 inches.

Place the wool fabric on top of the stabilizer where you want the design to be.

Hoop both of them together.

Step 6: Start Multicolor Embroidery

Turn the sewing machine on.

Make sure your embroidery module is attached to your machine.

Lower your feed dogs.

Change the foot to the #26 foot.

Hit the home button.

Multicolor Embroidery: Start Embroidery

Select Embroidery. Then click on the USB picture.

Your design will pop up on the screen.

Multicolor Embroidery: Start Embroidery

Attach the hoop to the module.

Before you start embroidery, check to make sure the design fits in your hoop by running a check.

Click on the I button, then hit the check icon. The needle will move to the five points – the middle and four corners.

Click on the needle icon to activate the stitch processor.

Multicolor Embroidery: Start Embroidery

Multicolor Embroidery: Start Embroidery

This design has 11 color changes. The machine will stop 11 times to changes colors, and the entire design will take 31 minutes to complete.

Multicolor Embroidery: Start Embroidery

Step 7: Clean Up the Design

Remove the fabric from the hoop.

Multicolor Embroidery: Clean up the design

Cut thread tails.

Cut the excess stabilizer.

Multicolor Embroidery: Clean up the design

The embroidery’s back will not be seen, so you do not need to cut all of the stabilizers off.

Multicolor Embroidery: Clean up the design

Now it’s time to sew this fabric panel into a bag.

Step 8: Sew the Bag Together

Cut 3 extra pieces of wool fabric to the size of the embroidered panel.

Take two wool pieces with right sides together sew a 1/4 inch seam around, leaving a 3-inch hole for turning.

Repeat with the second two pieces of wool.

Once both pieces are turned inside out, stitch the hole closed.

Now take the two pieces, place them right sides together, and stitch three sides to create the bag.

Trim the corners to reduce bulk.

Add the leather handles with long double head rivets.

Your wool embroidered bag is done and ready to sport around town.

Multicolor Embroidery Bag: Finished Product

Embroidery is so much fun and elegant to add to any project.

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