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Play Food (In-the-Hoop)

Free project instructions to create in-the-hoop s'mores.

Free project instructions to create in-the-hoop play food.


In-the-hoop play food is a wonderful way to share delicious embroidery with your favorite little ones. Whether you're preparing a stack of tasty pancakes or sweet s'mores, they're a wonderful gift for children of all ages.
 

Project Needs & Notes:


- Small pieces of felt or cotton fabric (for front and back of s'mores pieces)
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Medium-weight cutaway stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (Gunold KK100)

Designs used in this tutorial include:
- Play Food, In-the-Hoop
 

Free project instructions to create in-the-hoop play food.
The in-the-hoop play food designs consists of three files. 

Two of the files are dielines, and those are 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 in-the-hoop play food.
To prepare the front fabric piece of the donut, spray a piece of medium-weight cutaway stabilizer with temporary adhesive.

Smooth the fabric on top.

Then, spray the backside of the front piece dieline with spray adhesive and smooth that on top of the fabric.

Free project instructions to create in-the-hoop play food.
Cut out the shape. For the donut, also cut out the middle and remove paper.

Free project instructions to create in-the-hoop play food.
Repeat for the back fabric piece.

Free project instructions to create in-the-hoop play food.
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 in-the-hoop play food.
Attach the hoop to the machine and load the full embroidery file (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 stitch is a dieline or outline stitch for the fabric piece.

Free project instructions to create in-the-hoop play food.
Spray the backside of the front piece with adhesive.

Remove the hoop from the machine, but do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Place the fabric piece right inside the sewn dieline.


Free project instructions to create in-the-hoop play food.
Attach the hoop back onto the machine and continue with the design.

A zigzag or tack down stitch will sew next. This binds the fabric piece to the stabilizer.

Next, the inner elements will sew.

Free project instructions to create in-the-hoop play food.
Watch for a note on the color change sheet that says "back piece tack down."

When you get to this point, remove the hoop from the machine.

Spray the backside of the back fabric piece with adhesive.

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


Free project instructions to create in-the-hoop play food.
Since both sides of the embroidery will be seen, wind a bobbin with the same color as the top thread.

Free project instructions to create in-the-hoop play food.
Attach the hoop back onto the machine and continue with the design -- another zigzag tack down will sew

And then a finishing satin border will sew.


Free project instructions to create in-the-hoop play food.
After the embroidery has finished, carefully tear the stabilizer away. Repeat to make all the different types of play food.

Free project instructions to create in-the-hoop play food.
If making the s'mores, repeat these steps to sew another graham cracker portion for a total of two crackers (file a).

Then follow the same instructions to sew one of the chocolate and marshmallow portions (files b and c). Layer the s'mores portions together for a sweet playtime treat. Or, sew together using a needle and thread.


Free project instructions to create in-the-hoop play food.
Gift the play food to little ones as a tasty addition to their play kitchen toys.

Plus,
a felt kitchen play set is the perfect way to accompany your play food, making a fun gift or toy!

Free project instructions to create in-the-hoop play food.
A juicy cheeseburger is the perfect addition to any barbecue! Stitch this in-the-hoop play set (and felt grill!) to give your kids a backyard adventure.

Play Food In-the-Hoop



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Products used in this Project:

S'mores (In-the-Hoop) $4.49 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.77" x 3.93" | 2.80" x 2.92"

Breakfast Eggs (In-the-Hoop) $1.99 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

5.40" x 4.86" | 3.86" x 3.48"

Breakfast Pancakes (In-the-Hoop) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.87" x 6.09" | 3.12" x 3.89"

Breakfast Bacon (In-the-Hoop) $2.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.87" x 6.86" | 1.62" x 3.86"

Breakfast Toast (In-the-Hoop) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.85" x 5.33" | 3.52" x 3.86"

Breakfast Donut (In-the-Hoop) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.90" x 4.89" | 3.90" x 3.90"

Breakfast Waffle (In-the-Hoop) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.86" x 4.86" | 3.86" x 3.86"

Tomato (In-the-Hoop) $3.49 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.43" x 3.39" | 2.72" x 2.69"

Pickle (In-the-Hoop) $2.99 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.14" x 3.15" | 2.49" x 2.50"

Red Onion (In-the-Hoop) $2.99 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.64" x 3.64" | 2.88" x 2.89"

Lettuce (In-the-Hoop) $2.99 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.40" x 4.64" | 3.48" x 3.67"

Cheese (In-the-Hoop) $2.99 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.75" x 3.76" | 2.98" x 2.98"

Burger Patty (In-the-Hoop) $2.99 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.09" x 4.09" | 3.24" x 3.25"

Burger Bun Top (In-the-Hoop) $2.99 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.87" x 4.88" | 3.86" x 3.87"

Burger Bun Bottom (In-the-Hoop) $2.99 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.87" x 4.88" | 3.86" x 3.87"