So I 'googled' for a recipe and found this one on Taste of Home.com (you can never go wrong with their recipes)!
Well one thing led to another and I decided to make a cutwork gingerbread man using the DesignWorks software. I started with a line drawing from a coloring page and then started building my guy. (no wonderful smells coming from the kitchen....)
When I design my files, I always add a placement stitch (red line) for the fabric size. Then I add a tackdown line (blue line) for the basting stitch. With this file I can cut out up to 6 gingerbread men at once.
I sequence the lines so all of the red stitches cut out first, then the blue lines basting them down all at once.
Here are the cut pieces in the hoop - ready to go!
All cut out and ready to be stitched!
Here is the embroidery finished file...
I have to add that I added his eyes and smile in the V7software because they were too small to fuss with.. :)
Here he is all stitched out!
Coming next.... Part 2 - The Recipe