Creating an In The Hoop Pouch 100% IN THE HOOP

The word In the Hoop is tossed around a lot, and it is frustrating when you go to create an In the Hoop Design, only to find you have to finish it off with your sewing machine.  This design is made 100% in an embroidery machine.  No additional stitching required.

Requirements:-

  • Main fabric, 2 pieces, 22cm x 32cm (I have used red vinyl)
  • Embroiders felt (if your fabric is not vinyl or heavy), 2 pieces, 22cm x 32cm
  • Lining fabric 2 pieces 22cm x 32cm
  • Size 3 zipper (approximately 2.5cm wide) 32cm long
  • Embroidery threads in Black, White, Red, Blue, Green and Yellow colours
  • Sewing thread to co-ordinate with your main fabric (and a bobbin with the same thread)
  • Double sided no heat basting tape (or needle and thread)
  • Stabiliser
  • Born to Game embroidery designs from Julie Hall Designs

 

Instructions:-

  1. Colour way 1 stitches the outline, and shows you where to place the zipper.

  2. Lay the zipper on top of the rectangle outline, and stitch colour way’s 2 and 3 to secure.

  3. Lay down your piece of main fabric, with the edge turned under, and embroiders felt underneath (if you need the extra stability – I have used vinyl so there is no need), on top of the stitched outline, with the turned under edge along the zipper, and stitch colour way 4 to secure.

  4. Colours 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 add the details onto the pouch front. I have used colours, White, Blue, Black, Yellow and Green.

  5. Take your first piece of lining fabric, and with the edge turned under, attach to the back of the design, again along the zipper edge, stitching colour way 10. You can hold the backing to the design using either sticky tape, or magna pins.

  6. The next step is to attach the backing to the design. Take your backing fabric and embroiders felt, and lay on top of the stitching outline. Stitch colour way 11 to secure.

  7. The final colour way (12) will secure the lining fabric to the design. Remove the hoop from the machine, and lay the second piece of lining fabric face down on the back of the design. Secure with sticky tape or magna pins, and stitch out colour way 12.
     

  8. Remove the design from the hoop, and take away any excess stabiliser and stitcky tape or magna pins.

  9. Trim around the design, leaving extra space around the opening of the holder (but only on the lining layers.

  10. Pull the bag inside out through the lining, and close the opening using either hand stitching, or double sided sewing tape.

  11. Remove excess stabiliser from the zipper area, and turn the bag right side out through the zipper.

  12. Use a warm iron to press your project to complete.

February 09, 2020

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