This was a fun little stitch out for my Brother Embroidery machine! I used to love to do cross stitching by hand, it has such a home spun feel to it. Designing something to replicate the look of hand stitching for machine embroidery was only natural and this Valentine’s day hoop art project was the perfect application for it. Instead of a project that might take a whole evening – this only took a few minutes by machine! I think it’s pretty cute and perfect for a quick gift.
I hand lettered the word ‘love’ on my iPad first and then I imported that image into the design software that Brother Canada kindly sent to me. In PE Design 10 it was pretty easy to trace the shape of the heart and set it to a cross stitch fill. Once that was done I traced the word love, set it to a satin stitch and then I was off to the races!
This design is sized for a 4″x4″ embroidery field and you can stitch it in whichever two colours you like! I think it would be really cute in blues or purples.
When you click the image above your download will start. You’ll get a zip file with multiple file formats so you should be able to find the right one for your machine. I’ve also included an image file just for reference.
These files are available for your personal use. You are free to sell finished projects made with this design however you are not to resell the digital files or reuse in print or online, any images without permission.
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**Thank you to Brother Canada for facilitating this post
Brother Canada says
Home to Heather,
What an amazingly, beautiful project. We love the simplicity in your designs.