Christmas is finally upon us. The festive season is perfect for spending quality time with loved ones and having an all-round good time. But the embroidery hustle never stops! Businesses and machine embroiderers will still find themselves with orders to complete and customers to keep happy. 

As we prepare for all things Christmas, we’ve put together eight amazing ideas for you to experiment with. Whether you’re looking to introduce a festive product range or just want to bring Christmas cheer to your home, you can be sure to find something that’ll take your interest in this post. 

 

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Festive Hoop Art

Snowmen, Christmas trees or Santa Claus himself all make ideal designs for festive hoop art. And they couldn’t be easier to make either. Once you’ve created the design, all you have to do is stretch it over a wooden hoop and trim off the excess cloth – it really is as simple as that!

And there’s no limit what you can create to fit on your embroidery hoop. A lot of people tend to create characters or embroider Christmas sayings onto the cloth. They’re the perfect decoration to line your hallways and walls with this Christmas. 

Christmas puddings are also an effective idea for your hoop art too. 

 

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Christmas Cushions and Pillows

Christmas is a time for getting all cosy and watching Christmas films snuggled on the sofa, isn’t it? Well, you can never have too many pillows to get comfy with, in our opinion. And what better way to trim the living room up for the festive season than with festive cushions and pillows?

They’re always a bestseller all year round, so cushions and pillows will no doubt go down a treat with Christmas portraits or designs on them. 

 

Christmas Blankets

No Christmas movie marathon is complete without a warm festive blanket. Perfect for those cold winter nights, a festive blanket is a great finishing touch to make any bedroom or living room all cosy and Christmassy. 

Curl up in front of the fire or on the sofa and try and resist not napping underneath your comfy festive blanket! It’s harder than you think. 

 

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Personalised Christmas Kitchen Accessories

Let’s be honest, one of the main attractions of Christmas is the food. And a lot of time and effort is spent in the kitchen, so why not put the Christmas twist on your kitchen too? After all, tea towels, oven mitts and aprons are all a necessity to ensure that the Christmas dinner goes as smoothly as possible. 

People will either purchase these for themselves, or they make the perfect gift for the ultimate cook of the family. Somebody who takes pride in their kitchen would love to receive a personalised festive accessory that they can then use year on year. 

 

Christmas Welcome Mat

Are you hosting Christmas Day at your house? Welcome your guests with a Christmas themed doormat to set the mood as soon as they arrive. Festive designs, sayings or portraits are all popular choices. 

Even though doormats are thicker materials than t-shirts, caps and accessories, embroidering them is no problem at all. Use our 15cm magnetic frame to hold the doormat in place and you can be sure that you’ll get the best results possible. 

 

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Festive Table Runners, Cloths and Placemats

The table has to be set properly for Christmas dinner, doesn’t it? Usually, it’s the centrepiece that the host fusses over and has to get right. However, the runner, table cloth and placemats all have to be on point for it to look as good as it can. 

And what better way to set the festive tone than special table decorations? Mix and match with the different Christmas staples, or design them all as one theme to be bought in a set. Either way, putting a festive spin on these items can really help set the tone for the day around the table. 

 

Christmas Curtains

Curtains are another item in your home that you can sprinkle a little festive cheer over. We’re not talking a brand new set of curtains for you to put up, that would be too much hassle. But why not put your design on an embroidery patch and attach it to your curtains at the most wonderful time of the year?

Decorating for Christmas isn’t something that should be done in halves – go all out and spread cheer throughout your home. 

 

Christmas Pet Costumes

It’s not just ornaments and accessories that can benefit from embroidery this Christmas. For those that have a furry little family member, why not get them involved in the festivities and embroider them a little outfit? Whether it’s a little Christmas pudding or one of Santa’s elves, it’s a good way to involve them and also pet fancy dress always brings a smile to the party. 

Just like embroidery for people, you can embroider an array of fabrics and garments for pets. Hoodies, Christmas jumpers, bandanas or even snoods, get creative and see what you can produce with your embroidery machine to keep the family pets involved this Christmas. 

 

dog christmas embroidered costume

 

Choose the Right Embroidery Machine For Your Business

It’s no secret that Christmas is often the busiest time of the year for a lot of embroidery businesses. As you can see from the ideas above, you need a machine that’ll be able to cope with embroidering on different materials and one that’ll meet the demand of your customers too. 

One of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make as a business is whether you opt for a single-head or multi-head machine. Both have their own unique benefits that suit different styles of businesses. There’s no one size fits all approach to which machine is best suited for you, so you need to make sure you get the right one for you

At Midwest, we’re here to help you make the right decision. We’ve created a free guide that presents all the benefits that both machines can add to your business. Download your copy below. 

And lastly, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the team here!