Valentine gifts

Posted by Carina Thavelin

With only two weeks left until Valentine’s Day it’s time to plan for sewn gifts. I really like creating small things that I can send to my loved ones.

This is a cute and practical idea for this dark time of year;

Use the shape creator appliqué feature to create an old style reflex. The feature can be found on creative sensation™ and creative sensation™ pro

Here’s how:


  • Go to embroidery mode, Open the Shape creator and choose one of the appliqué shapes, there are several, both letters and shapes.
  • Change the size to the length and width you want. Long touch on Create applique and choose Satin stitch applique.


  • Hoop an Inspira tear-away stabilizer.
  • Thread the machine with embroidery thread both on top and in the bobbin.
  • Embroider color no1, this is the placement line for the appliqué fabric
  • Place the fabric and make sure it covers the shape. (If you want both the front and the back to look the same add fabric underneath the stabilizer as well)
  • Embroider color no2. Cut away the excess fabric without removing the stabilizer from the hoop.
  • Embroider color no3, the satin stitch.


I added an eyelet, pulled a nice ribbon through and attached a safety pin. Now it is safe to walk in the dark.