April Free Design: Embroidered Bath Mitt

April 1, 2018By Joanne BankoAppliqué, DIY, Free Design of the Month 4 Comments Opinion by Paid Consultant

Make bath time for baby easier and more enjoyable with this cute and practical bath mitt! Our Brother Free Design of the Month is a classic little duck design. Embroider this design onto ribbon, attach ribbon to a washcloth, and then simply sew a couple

Materials and Supplies:

Note: Measure diagonally across your washcloth and add a couple extra inches to determine exact length.
  • Basic sewing notions including sewing thread to attach ribbon.
  • Erasable marker.
Marking Tip: Be sure to test your marker for easy removal. Most markings need to be thoroughly removed before pressing.

Brother Free Design of the Month


April Free Design

Design Size:

  • 1.02” High X 1.20” Wide
  • (25.9mm High X 30.4mm Wide)

Steps to Create Bath Mitt

  1. Transfer design to your machine and add lettering using built-in fonts. This example features a small size for the font and a combination design that fits a 4-inch hoop. See Figure #1.
April Free Design of the Month
Figure #1
  1. Hoop stabilizer. Use template grid to mark center of stabilizer by making dots through template holes. Remove grid and connect lines with a ruler. See Figure #2a to #2c.
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Figure #2a
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Figure #2b
April Free Design of the Month
Figure #2c
  1. Determine placement for sewing ribbon to the lower front half of open washcloth. Mark edge lines for ends of ribbon and locate center mark for embroidery placement. See Figure #3.
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Figure #3
  1. Lightly spray wrong side of ribbon with adhesive and secure to stabilizer by matching center lines. Embroider combination design using desired thread colors. See Figure #4.
Tip: Always be sure to follow manufacturer’s directions for adhesive spray. You only need a light mist of adhesive to secure ribbon to stabilizer.
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Figure #4
  1. Trim excess stabilizer. See Figure #5.
April Free Design of the Month
Figure #5
  1. Set up machine for sewing. Form a loop with narrow ribbon and pin to top right-hand corner. Pin embroidered ribbon to washcloth with raw ends of ribbon turned under. See below:

April Free Design of the Month

  1. Sew ribbons in place.
Note: This example features a narrow rick rack zigzag stitch used to sew embroidered ribbon in place. See below:

  1. Fold and pin washcloth in half with wrong sides facing. See Figure #6.
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Figure #6
  1. Use a straight stitch to close side and bottom edges. See Figure #7.
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Figure #7

You are finished! Enjoy!

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