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Toppers, In-the-Hoop

Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.

Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.


Adorn pencils, cupcakes, and more with sweet and charming in-the-hoop toppers. Learn how to embroider the eye-catching toppers with our helpful tips and tricks for the absolute best results.
 

Project Needs & Notes:

- Felt (for front and back of topper)
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (like Gunold KK100)
- Pencils, skewers, sandwich picks,
- Fabric glue

The designs featured in this tutorial include:
- X11813, Woodland Owl Topper (In-the-Hoop)
- X11814, Woodland Raccoon Topper (In-the-Hoop)

- X11815, Woodland Skunk Topper (In-the-Hoop)
- X11816, Woodland Fox Topper (In-the-Hoop)
Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.

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Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.

When you download an in-the-hoop topper design, you will find three files. One is the full embroidery file and the other two are dieline files. The dieline files are marked with the letters "DL". These files are used to cut the fabric pieces to the right shape and size.

Print the dielines; if you don't have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is a free program that can print templates.

Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.

To prepare the front fabric piece, spray the backside of the front piece dieline print out with a quick shot of adhesive and smooth that on top of the fabric; cut out the shape.

Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.

Cut out the back fabric piece.

Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.

Hoop a piece of tear-away stabilizer. Load the full embroidery file and attach the hoop to the machine. Embroider the design. -The first thing to stitch is another dieline.

Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.

After the dieline has stitched, remove the hoop from the machine, but do not unhoop the stabilizer. Spray the outer edges of the backside of the front fabric piece with adhesive.

Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.

Place the fabric piece right inside the shape.

Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.

Attach the hoop back onto the machine and continue with the design -- a running stitch tackdown will sew next. This will bind the fabric to the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.

Other elements of the design will sew. Watch for a note on the color change sheet that says "finishing seam". When you reach this step, remove the hoop from the machine and turn it over to the backside.

Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.

Spray the outer edges of the backside of the back fabric piece with adhesive and place it right inside the shape on the backside of the embroidery.

Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.

For the remaining steps, since both sides of the topper will be seen, I wound a bobbin with the same color I am using in the needle.

Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.

Attach the hoop back onto the machine and continue sewing.  The finishing seam will stitch next. This binds the back piece to the front piece.

Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.

After the design has finished, gently tear away the stabilizer. The dieline will be removed as well.

Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.

To create a cupcake topper, add a drop of fabric glue to one end of a toothpick (I used sandwich picks), insert it through the opening, and press in place.

Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.

Wooden dowels and a bit of ribbon transform these toppers into sweet fairy wands. Great for birthday parties, or toys for kids!

Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.

For a pencil topper, insert the eraser end of a pencil through the opening at the bottom edge of the topper.

Free project instructions to embroider In-the-Hoop Toppers.

A Mason jar filled with candy cane adorned with festive toppers brings a crafty look to your Christmas.

Toppers, In-the-Hoop



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Products used in this Project:

Woodland Owl Topper (In-the-Hoop) $2.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.32" x 2.80"

Woodland Skunk Topper (In-the-Hoop) $2.99

Available in 1 Size:

3.00" x 2.80"

Woodland Fox Topper (In-the-Hoop) $2.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.86" x 2.80"

Happy Horse Topper (In-the-Hoop) $2.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.77" x 3.50"

Butterfly Topper (In-the-Hoop) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.71" x 2.94"

Star Swirls Topper (In-the-Hoop) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

3.00" x 2.87"

Crescent Moon Topper (In-the-Hoop) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.63" x 2.65"

Mustache Topper (In-the-Hoop) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.69" x 1.31"

Heart Topper (In-the-Hoop) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.63" x 2.09"

Shining Star Topper (In-the-Hoop) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.62" x 2.51"

Pinwheel Topper (In-the-Hoop) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.63" x 2.62"

Cupcake Topper (In-the-Hoop) $2.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.13" x 2.63"

Bow Topper (In-the-Hoop) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.63" x 2.15"

Christmas Tree Topper (In-the-Hoop) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

1.68" x 2.24"

Santa's Hat Topper (In-the-Hoop) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

1.91" x 2.27"

Star Topper (In-the-Hoop) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.34" x 2.26"

Stocking Topper (In-the-Hoop) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

1.83" x 2.25"

Christmas Gift Topper (In-the-Hoop) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.09" x 2.24"

Ho-Ho-Ho Topper (In-the-Hoop) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

1.63" x 2.24"