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Purses, In-the-Hoop

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.


These in-the-hoop purses are a stunning addition to any wardrobe! The fun embroidery and fabric give it a personalized look to match your style.
 


Project Needs & Notes

- 1/4 yard quilter's cotton or twill fabric for front of purse
- 1/4 yard quilter's cotton fabric for back of purse
- 1/4 yard quilter's cotton fabric for lining
- 42" of cording for purse strap
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (like Gunold KK100)
- 5/8" button
- Craft knife and cutting pad
- Needle and thread to sew the button

Designs in this tutorial include X3042, Cool Girl Flower Purse.

 

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

In-the-hoop purse designs have one full embroidery file and two dielines. One dieline is for the front, and the other is for the back.

Dieline files are marked with the letters DL. They're used to cut the fabric to the proper shape and size.

Open the dieline files with embroidery software and print each twice.

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

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Spray a front dieline printout with a small amount of temporary adhesive.

Smooth that onto the fabric that you've selected for the outside of the purse.

Cut out the shape. Leave the printed dieline on top of the fabric piece.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Spray the other front dieline printout with a small amount of temporary adhesive.

Smooth that on top of the lining fabric.

Cut out the shape.
Leave the printed dieline on top of the fabric piece.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Spray a back dieline printout with a small amount of temporary adhesive.

Place the printed dieline for the back onto the fabric for the outside of the purse.

Cut out the shape.
Leave the printed dieline on top of the fabric piece.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Spray the other back dieline printout with a small amount of temporary adhesive.

Place the printed dieline for the back onto the lining fabric.

Cut out the shape.
Leave the printed dieline on top of the fabric piece.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.
 

Some in-the-hoop purse designs have rounded flaps.

If working with a design that has a rounded flap, you may notice notches around the top of the back dieline. These are areas that should be cut.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Cut along the markings, and cut out the notches.

Do this for both the outside fabric, and the lining fabric.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

The next step is to press the seam allowances on the fabric.

Fold the printed dieline down to the marked line.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Turn the piece over so the fabric side is up, paper template side is down.

Fold the fabric down toward the wrong side until it equals the paper's fold.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Press with a warm iron.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Remove the printed dieline.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Follow these steps to press the seam allowances (including notched areas) for all four fabric pieces.

Remove the printed dielines from the fabric pieces.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Spray the wrong side of the front lining piece with temporary adhesive.

Smooth that onto the wrong side of the outer fabric piece.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Spray the wrong side of the back lining piece with temporary adhesive.

Smooth that onto the wrong side of the back fabric piece.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Cut a piece of cord for the strap, 42" long.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Slip the ends between the upper corners of the back fabric and lining.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Wind a bobbin with the same thread that will be used in the needle.

Use this in the first two steps of the design.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

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 purses.

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 purses.

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

Attach the hoop, and begin embroidering the design.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

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 purses.

After CC1, the dieline, has sewn, lightly spray the corners of the lining side of the front piece with a small amount of temporary adhesive.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Place that piece, lining side down, in the stitched dieline.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Continue embroidering the design. The next thing to stitch
is a seam that stitches the front and lining together.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

After the seam has stitched, you may change to a regular bobbin.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Continue embroidering the design, referencing the color change sheet as you stitch.

Other elements of the purse will sew - in this case, flowers.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

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

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

The remaining steps will be seen from both sides, so wind a bobbin with the same thread used in the top.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Lightly spray the corners of the outer fabric side of the back fabric with temporary adhesive.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Remove the hoop and place that fabric, lining side up, inside the sewn dieline as shown.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Attach the hoop to the machine and continue embroidering the design. The final steps are a finishing seam for the flap, and a buttonhole.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

After the design has finished, unhoop the stabilizer and gently tear it away from the purse.

The dieline threads will tear away with the stabilizer. Clip any loose threads that remain.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Turn the purse right-side out.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Use a craft knife on a cutting pad to slit the fabric in the buttonhole.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Bring the flap over and mark where to stitch the button.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Sew a 5/8" button at that mark.

Free project instructions to embroider in-the-hoop purses.

Create your own in-the-hoop purse to carry your wallet, keys, and any other necessities.

A fun and fashionable accessory for any outfit!

Purses, In-the-Hoop



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Products used in this Project:

A Purses (In-the-Hoop) Design Pack $29.97

Available in 1 Size:

5.89" x 9.39"