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Peeking Bookmarks, In-the-Hoop

Free project instructions to embroider peeking bookmarks, in-the-hoop.

Free project instructions to embroider peeking bookmarks, in-the-hoop.


Book lovers will adore these delightful in-the-hoop designs! Bookmarks in the shape of peeking animals are a too-cute way to mark your place while reading, and are great as gifts, too.

 

Project Needs & Notes:


- 1/8 yard of quilter's cotton, flannel, or twill
- Medium-weight cutaway stabilizer
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (Gunold's KK100)

Designs used in this tutorial include the Peeking Bookmarks (In-the-Hoop).

Free project instructions to embroider peeking bookmarks, in-the-hoop.
When you download a peeking bookmark design, you'll find three files.

One is the embroidery file, and the others 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 embroider peeking bookmarks, in-the-hoop.

Spray a piece of medium-weight cutaway stabilizer with temporary adhesive and smooth the fabric on top.

Spray the backside of the front piece dieline with temporary spray adhesive and smooth onto the fabric.

Free project instructions to embroider peeking bookmarks, in-the-hoop.
Cut out the shape.

To prepare the back piece, start by
spraying both sides of a piece of cutaway stabilizer with adhesive.

Cut two pieces of fabric and smooth the fabric on both sides of the stabilizer (right sides facing out).

Spray the backside of the back piece dieline with with adhesive, smooth it on the fabric, and cut out the shape.

Free project instructions to embroider peeking bookmarks, in-the-hoop.


Free project instructions to embroider peeking bookmarks, in-the-hoop.
Attach the hoop to the machine and embroider the design.

The first thing to embroider is another dieline, or outline stitch. This marks the area of the stabilizer for the front fabric piece.

Free project instructions to embroider peeking bookmarks, in-the-hoop.
Spray the backside of the front fabric piece with adhesive.

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

Free project instructions to embroider peeking bookmarks, in-the-hoop.
Place the fabric piece right inside the sewn dieline.

Reattach the hoop onto the machine and continue with the design. A tack down stitch will sew next. This binds the fabric piece to the stabilizer.
 

Free project instructions to embroider peeking bookmarks, in-the-hoop.
All of the inside elements will sew next.

On the color change sheet, look for the note that says "front piece border," stop the machine and remove the hoop from the machine. Do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to embroider peeking bookmarks, in-the-hoop.
Since both sides of the bookmark will show, wind a bobbin with the same thread being used in the needle.

Free project instructions to embroider peeking bookmarks, in-the-hoop.
Attach the hoop back onto the machine and continue embroidering the design.

A satin stitch border will sew next, and then another dieline.

On the color change sheet, look for the note that says "back piece tack down,"
stop the machine and remove the hoop from the machine. Do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to embroider peeking bookmarks, in-the-hoop.
Spray the top corners of the back fabric piece with adhesive.

Free project instructions to embroider peeking bookmarks, in-the-hoop.
Flip the hoop over to the backside of the embroidery.

Place the back piece inside the dieline shape on the back side of the hoop.

Free project instructions to embroider peeking bookmarks, in-the-hoop.
Attach the hoop back onto the machine and continue embroidering the design.

A tack down stitch will sew next, and then a satin border, which finishes the bookmark.

Free project instructions to embroider peeking bookmarks, in-the-hoop.

When the design has finished, unhoop the stabilizer and gently tear it away.


Free project instructions to embroider peeking bookmarks, in-the-hoop.

Also, gently tear away the small strip of stabilizer along the inner edges to complete.


Free project instructions to embroider peeking bookmarks, in-the-hoop.

Use these charming peeking bookmarks the next time you indulge in a good book. Or, whip up extras to give to your book club, or favorite bookworm.


Peeking Bookmarks, In-the-Hoop



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Products used in this Project:

Fox Peeking Bookmark (In-the-Hoop) $3.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.78" x 3.03"

Bear Peeking Bookmark (In-the-Hoop) $3.99

Available in 1 Size:

3.01" x 2.71"

Owl Peeking Bookmark (In-the-Hoop) $3.99

Available in 1 Size:

3.01" x 2.77"