April Free Design: Embroidered Bath Mitt


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


[caption id="attachment_14498" align="aligncenter" width="232"] April Free Design [/caption]

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.
[caption id="attachment_14497" align="aligncenter" width="800"]April Free Design of the Month Figure #1[/caption]
  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.
[caption id="attachment_14487" align="aligncenter" width="800"]April Free Design of the Month Figure #2a[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14488" align="aligncenter" width="800"]April Free Design of the Month Figure #2b[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14489" align="aligncenter" width="800"]April Free Design of the Month Figure #2c[/caption]
  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.
[caption id="attachment_14490" align="aligncenter" width="800"]April Free Design of the Month Figure #3[/caption]
  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.
[caption id="attachment_14491" align="aligncenter" width="800"]April Free Design of the Month Figure #4[/caption]
  1. Trim excess stabilizer. See Figure #5.
[caption id="attachment_14492" align="aligncenter" width="800"]April Free Design of the Month Figure #5[/caption]
  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.
[caption id="attachment_14493" align="aligncenter" width="800"]April Free Design of the Month Figure #6[/caption]
  1. Use a straight stitch to close side and bottom edges. See Figure #7.
[caption id="attachment_14494" align="aligncenter" width="800"]April Free Design of the Month Figure #7[/caption]

You are finished! Enjoy!

April Free Design of the Month
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Linda Bridges Says:
6/21/2018 5:59:39 PM

Great!!! Thank you for sharing

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Patricia A Says:
3/10/2019 4:38:26 AM

I use Bath Mitts all the time. Will be trying this one out soon.

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Reen Wilcoxson Says:
4/4/2018 10:46:12 AM

Such a cute project! Great explanation of the process.

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Joanne Banko Says:
4/5/2018 12:02:40 PM

Thanks for writing Reen! Glad to know you liked the project :-) Embroidering on ribbon is a great way to add small accents and it keeps the embroidery on top of the terry cloth which is perfect for a bath mitt. Happy Sewing my friend!

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Regina Says:
6/3/2018 1:28:02 PM

That is so cute. It will make great baby shower gifts.

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