If some of you are new to machine embroidery and the term “In-the-Hoop” is a mystery to you, here’s a brief explanation and a photographic tutorial/demo of an “in-the-hoop” project.
“In the hoop” is a phrase that usually means the entire project is done within the embroidery hoop and does not require any sewing machine steps at all. However, sometimes, the majority of an “in the hoop” project will be done in the hoop and just the last steps will be done with your sewing machine. Either way, I think these types of projects are FUN!
- front & back coaster fabrics
- embroidery thread (use matching embroidery thread in bobbin, too)
- Fusible Stabilizer
- Self-Adhesive Wash Away Stabilizer
- 1 Can of Temporary Spray Adhesive
Then, you’ll put the hoop onto your machine again and finish stitching out the design.
First it will be a zig zag outline. Last it will be a satin stitch border around the entire coaster.
If you would like to try this project, I have digitized the coasters with a single letter from A-Z on each. I have uploaded the files to my StitchinJenny Yahoo group. All you have to do to access the designs is click the link and join the group. Once you’ve joined the group you will be able to access and download the files. Note: If you do not see the design files in your machine’s needed format, just email me and I’ll upload in your needed format asap!
Don’t Forget! There’s still time to enter our prize drawing for the awesome “In the Hoop” Wallet design collection!!! Click this picture to find out more…. Drawing will be held at 5pm on Dec. 16th, 2011.
Thanks for reading!
Let’s get Sewing!
Jenny Gabriel – alter ego: StitchinJenny