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Doorknob Hangers, In-the-Hoop

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.


Welcome visitors to your door with a cute in-the-hoop hanger. They're the perfect greeting for kids' bedrooms, as holiday decorations, and more!
 


Project Needs & Notes:

- 1/8 yard of cotton fabric like Kona cotton, twill, or lightweight canvas
- Medium-weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (Gunold's KK100)

The design featured in this tutorial is X3930, Baby Sleeping Door Hanger.

Sizing Notes:
The large size of the doorknob hangers has a 2 1/8" diameter opening. The small size has a 1 3/4" diameter opening.
 

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

In-the-hoop doorknob hanger designs have a full embroidery file and a dieline.

The dieline file is marked with the letters DL. It's used to cut the fabric to the proper shape and size.

Open the dieline file with embroidery software and print it.

If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is
a free program to use.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

Spray a piece of cutaway stabilizer with a bit of temporary adhesive.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

Smooth the fabric for the front of the doorknob hanger on top.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

Place the printed dieline on top of the fabric and stabilizer.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

Cut out the shape, cutting exactly on the dieline.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

Repeat this to make a fabric piece for the back of the hanger, too.

Most hangers are symmetrical, but a few are not, like this example. If you're working with an asymmetrical design, flip the dieline over to cut the piece for the back (or, turn the fabric right side down).

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

Now that the fabric pieces are cut to the proper shape and size, it's time to embroider the design.

Hoop a piece of tear-away stabilizer.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

Use a size 11 sharp sewing needle in the machine rather than an embroidery needle.

A sharp sewing needle is the best choice when embroidering in-the-hoop designs.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

Load the full embroidery file (not a dieline file) to your embroidery machine.

Attach the hoop, and begin embroidering the design.

Reference the color change sheet for the design as you stitch. That sheet tells you what is stitched in each step.

CC1 is a dieline, or outline stitch, that traces the shape for the front fabric pieces.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

After embroidering CC1, stop the machine.

Spray the back of the front fabric and stabilizer piece with a small amount of temporary adhesive. Place it inside the sewn dieline.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

Continue embroidering the design. The next section is a tack down stitch which binds the fabric to the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

Other elements of the design will sew, and the color change sheet will be your guide.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

When you get to the section on the color change sheet that says "back piece tack down," stop the machine before embroidering the step.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

Spray the stabilizer side of the back fabric piece with temporary adhesive.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

Remove the hoop from the machine and turn it over.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

Place the back fabric and stabilizer piece inside the sewn dieline.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

The remaining steps will be seen from both sides. Wind a bobbin with the same thread you're using in the top.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

Attach the hoop to the machine and continue embroidering the design. The final steps are tack down stitches and a satin stitch finish.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

After the design has completed, unhoop the stabilizer and gently tear it away.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

Hang one of these in-the-hoop door hangers on the nursery, as a way to welcome guests into your home, or to add a little embroidered color to your decor.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop doorknob hangers.

Change the door hangers out for different holidays and special occasions -- Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and more!

Doorknob Hangers, In-the-Hoop



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