Happy Halloween Door Hanger

Here’s a quick project you can whip up just in time for Halloween. It’s easy to add the wording with Wilcom’s Hatch software. If you do not already have Hatch, you can try it free for 30 days!

There is a special promotion on this month, if you purchase the Hatch Embroidery Digitizer program you will receive the Halloween Alphabet for free!

Start off with a purchased felt cutout placemat upon which to embroider “Happy Hallowen!”

To create the lettering, open Hatch and choose the Creator program.

  1. Select hoop size
  2. Design Settings: Choose Fabric (wool)
  3. In Toolbox, choose Lettering/Monogramming
  4. Click on Lettering tab
  5. On Font dropdown, choose Ballantines Script
  6. Type wording
  7. Make size 175%
  8. 15 degrees left
  9. Save the file

Hoop a tear-away stabilizer, spray the back of the felt mat, and position the mat on the stabilizer in the hoop. Add painter’s tape to help keep it in place.

Normally, you would embroider in the smallest hoop for the design size (5×5 for this design). The stiffness of the mat makes it not lay flat which interferes with embroidery. Placing the design in a 5×7 hoop helped the mat lay flat.

Use a 100/16 needle and glow-in-the-dark thread.

Embroider the design.

Embellish with a ribbon hanger and buttons as desired.