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Crafty Cut Stuffies (In-the-Hoop)

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.


Create a crafty look in your home with these stuffie designs! Featuring a raw, crafty-cut edge and beautiful photography, they're a gorgeous decoration on Christmas trees, hung in windows, and more.

 

Project Needs & Notes:


- Small pieces of felt or Ultrasueded
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (Gunold KK100)
- Polyester fiberfill
- Needle and thread for hand sewing
- Yarn, cord, or ribbon
- Stiff felt scraps (some designs only)
- 4 buttons (some designs only)
- Hot glue gun (some designs only)

Designs included in this tutorial include:
- Rooster Stuffie (In-the-Hoop)
- Hen Stuffie (In-the-Hoop)
- Camper Stuffies (In-the-Hoop)
- Scandinavian Stuffies (In-the-Hoop)
- Scottish Terrier Stuffie (In-the-Hoop)

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.
The in-the-hoop hen design has four files. 

One is the full embroidery file. The other three are dieline files marked with the letters DL. Dielines are used to cut the fabric to the right shape and size.

Open the dielines files with embroidery software and print them.

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

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.
Spray the backside of the printed dieline for the front of the stuffie with a small amount of temporary adhesive.

Smooth that on top of a piece of felt or UltraSuede.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.
Cut out the shape. Remove the paper.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.
Repeat this process for the back dieline and fabric, too.

If the crafty cut stuffie has additional fabric pieces, you'll need stiff felt for those. Cut out and set aside for later.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.
Some crafty cut stuffies include button feet.

To assemble the feet, cut two pieces of 3 1/2" cord or yarn.

Put hot glue onto the wrong side of one of the buttons and lay the end of the yarn onto the glue. Extend the cord sticking out over the button a little.

Press the wrong side of the second button onto the yarn, sandwiching it between the buttons. Repeat for the other leg.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.
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.

Madeira E-Zee Tear 1.5 oz. or Floriani Tearaway Medium are good choices. Those brands are more fibrous, less paper-like, and will tear more cleanly.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.
Attach the hoop to the machine and load the full embroidery design (not the dieline files).

Use a size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle, rather than an embroidery needle. A sharp sewing needle has a smaller, finer point than an embroidery needle, so that will make smaller perforations in the stabilizer.

Embroider the design. The first thing to embroider will be a dieline or outline. This marks the area on the stabilizer for the front fabric piece.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.
Remove the hoop from the machine, but do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Spray the back of the front fabric piece with a small amount of temporary adhesive.

Place the fabric right inside the sewn outline.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.
Attach the hoop back onto the machine and continue with the design.

A running stitch tackdown will sew next. This holds the front fabric in place for the remainder of the design.

Continue embroidering the design. All of the inside elements will be embroidered.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.
On the color change sheet, look for the note that says "finishing seam."

When you get to this section, stop the machine and remove the hoop from the machine but do not unhoop the stabilizer.

If working with a design with additional pieces, add them at this time. Instructions are below.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.

Special Steps For Additional Pieces:

If working with stuffies with additional pieces, tape all of the additional fabric pieces, legs, or ribbon to the backside of the back fabric piece using small pieces of masking tape.

To make a hanger, cut a 7" length of ribbon or yarn and fold it into a loop before taping it to the backside of the back fabric piece.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.

Finishing Steps for All Crafty Cut Stuffie Designs:

Spray the backside of the back fabric piece with adhesive.

Turn the hoop over and place the back fabric inside the shape on the backside of the embroidery.

Tape the ribbon, legs, etc. to the side of the hoop so that it will not be sewn over in the remaining steps.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.
Since both sides of the stuffie with be seen, wind a bobbin with the same thread used in the needle.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.
Attach the hoop back to the machine and continue embroidering the design.

A tack down stitch will sew around the outer edge of the stuffie. This binds all the layers together.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.
Once the embroidery is finished, remove the hoop from the machine.

Unhoop the stabilizer, and carefully tear it away (the dieline will be removed with the stabilizer).

Then fill the stuffie, using polyester fiberfill, through the opening. Using needle and thread, sew the opening closed by stitching along the original tack down seam.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.
A charming country hen and rooster are the perfect way to decorate your kitchen.

Free project instructions to make a sweet dreams mobile!

Sea life stuffies stitched in this style are a fun undersea motif! Find these in-the-hoop designs right here.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop crafty cut stuffie.
These gorgeous Scandinavian stuffies are great ways to spruce up your home decor, or hang on a Christmas tree!

Crafty Cut Stuffies, In-the-Hoop



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Products used in this Project:

Rooster Stuffie (In-the-Hoop) $2.49 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.74" x 4.52" | 3.83" x 3.66"

Hen Stuffie (In-the-Hoop) $2.49 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.69" x 4.41" | 3.80" x 3.58"

Stuffed Scotty Dog (In-the-Hoop) $1.49 - $1.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

5.81" x 4.86" | 3.81" x 3.23"

Dala Horse Stuffie (In-the-Hoop) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

5.30" x 4.85" | 3.85" x 3.52"

Dala Heart Stuffie (In-the-Hoop) $3.49 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.85" x 4.30" | 3.85" x 3.41"

Dala Bird Stuffie (In-the-Hoop) $3.49 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

5.47" x 4.13" | 3.85" x 2.91"