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Embroidered Hurricane Candle Wrap

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Let your creativity glow with candle wraps! These wraps can be made for any season and event, from Halloween to Christmas, birthdays to weddings!

Choose light and airy designs and sheer fabric (like organza) to let the light to shine through.

Read below for these project instructions!

Supplies


Supplies Needed:

**Glass hurricane candle holder (cylindrical or square with open top)

**Pillar or flameless candle

**1/2 yard polyester organza

**Heavy weight water-soluble stabilizer (we prefer Sulky Ultra Solvy)

**Temporary spray adhesive (we prefer Gunold KK100)

**Air-erase pen or other marking tool

**7/8 inch wide double fold bias tape quilt binding or 1 1/2 inch wide ribbon

**Tape measure

**Paper towels

Designs used:

Simply Spooky Jack-o-Lantern Square - Md
Christmas Angel and Tree (Toile) - Lg

These designs are also available in the following design packs:

A Simply Spooky Design Pack - Md
A Vintage Toile Angels Pack - Lg

When burning candles, please remember the following tips:

 

  • Never leave burning candles unattended

  • Do not burn near flammable objects such as curtains, lampshades, or blankets 

  • Burn only on heat resistant surfaces - they can become hot enough to damage furniture

  • Do not move a burning candle, or place in a draft 

  • Keep candle free of foreign material - matches, wick clippings

  • Keep wick trimmed to 1/4 inch (about the thickness of a pencil) to avoid excessive smoking

  • Do not burn if the hurricane is cracked

  • Discontinue burning when less than 1/2 inch of wax remains 

Designs Used

To begin, use the tape measure to get the circumference of the candle holder. This measurement will determine the width of the fabric for the wrap.

Now, measure the height of the holder. Since our holder has a lip at the top and a base at the bottom, we are only measuring the height of the glass section. 

Add one inch to the width measurement for a seam allowance. Our candle holder measured 15 1/8 inches wide by 8 3/4 inches high. Our final dimensions for the fabric will be 16 1/8 inches wide by 8 3/4 inches high

If you have embroidery software, print a template of the design to use for placement. If you don't have embroidery software, you can cut a piece of paper the shape and dimensions of the design to help with placement and centering.

Place the template on the candle holder to make sure the design fits well. There should be at least 1 1/2 inches between the top and bottom edges of the design and the top and bottom edges of the glass.

Cut a piece of the organza a few inches larger than the dimensions you just measured. Also, be sure to cut the fabric about one inch larger than your hoop.

Cut a piece of the heavy weight water soluble stabilizer (we prefer Sulky Ultra Solvy) just a bit larger than your hoop.

Spray the stabilizer with a small amount of temporary spray adhesive and smooth the fabric on top.

Draw a rectangle shape on the fabric using the dimensions you measured for the fabric.

Using an air-erase pen or other marking tool, find the center point on the fabric by measuring each side and dividing by two.

Then, draw lines to connect the marks, where the lines meet is the center point of the shape.

Hoop the fabric and stabilizer together by aligning the marks on the hoop with the lines on the fabric. 

If you like, you may wind a bobbin with the same thread you are using in the top. This will give the back of the embroidery more of a finished look.

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the embroidery design.

Move the hoop so that the needle is directly over the center point on the fabric. 

Embroider the design.

When the design has finished, unhoop the fabric and carefully trim any long bobbin stitches on the back of the embroidery.

Cut out the shape.

Trim the excess stabilizer on the back of the embroidery.

Soak the fabric in hot tap water to remove excess stabilizer.

Be sure to soak the fabric until all of the stabilizer has been removed.

Blot the fabric with paper towels and allow it to air dry.

Once the fabric is dry, we will add the trim.

Cut two strips of quilt binding bias tape (if you are using ribbon, those instructions are listed in a few steps) a bit longer than the top and bottom edges of the fabric. Wrap the tape around the top and bottom edges and pin in place. 

Sew a 1/8 inch seam along the inner edges of the tape.

Trim the ends of the tape at each end.

You can also create trim using ribbon. 

Cut two strips of 1 1/2 inch wide ribbon a bit longer than the top and bottom edges of the fabric. Fold the ribbon lengthwise and press with an iron. Then, wrap the ribbon around the top and bottom edges of the fabric and pin in place. Sew a 1/8 inch seam along the inner edges of the ribbon.

Then, align the short ends of the fabric together, right sides facing, and pin in place.

Sew a 1/2 inch seam along the pinned edge.

Lay the wrap flat with the back seam facing up and press the seam open using a pressing cloth and an iron (set the iron to a low setting).

Turn the wrap right side out.  Place the holder on a non-slip surface (like a towel or rubber shelf mat) and slide the wrap over the candle holder.

Turn the wrap right side out.  Place the holder on a non-slip surface (like a towel or rubber shelf mat) and slide the wrap over the candle holder.

You now have a Hurricane Candle Wrap!

Switch out the design and fabric to create a wrap for every season.