Last minute tip….

by Ramona on December 19, 2014










This will be the last blog for 2014…my gosh, where has the year gone? This will be a short blog containing a tip for you.

We all hustle and bustle this time of year to get things finished up. I have friend who just started an embroidery business and she posed a question to me this week: on the cuff of a stocking, which side gets embroidered?

My answer? ALWAYS ask the customer! They will know where and how they want the stocking to hang on the mantle, bannister, chair or wall. If you embroider for others, it is always best to ask what they want and where they want it. Stitch a sample, place it on the item and then get their approval before doing any stitching. I’ve learned over the years not all folks are good at visualizing things.





If it happens that you are embroidering stockings for gifts this year and are not sure how the stockings are to be displayed, take the extra few minutes and embroider both sides! The stocking shown above took 14 minutes total to stitch, including the hooping.


The recipient will be pleased to learn that the stocking may be displayed in either direction to fit the decor. An aside–have you thought about making and giving stockings for other celebrations like birthdays? Make the stockings in a fabric themed for the celebration or the person’s interest. Embroider the cuff before assembling the stocking.

Happy Holidays to one and all and the best to all of you in 2015.

Sew ’til next time…enjoy the journey of sewing!

~Ramona and all the staff at ASG! Margo, Maria, Barbara, and Jennifer



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