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Animal Stuffies, In-the-Hoop

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.


Hang a beautiful stuffed bird, fox, or penguin in your window or from a light fixture -- they're absolute adorable, and made entirely in the hoop. Plus, they're a fabulous gift adornment or ornament come Christmastime, too!
 


Project Needs & Notes

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Small pieces of stiff felt (for body, wings, and tails)
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (like Gunold KK100)
- Polyester fiberfill
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1/4" - 3/8" wide ribbon (for loop hanger)
- Masking tape
- Needle and thread for some hand sewing

Designs used in this tutorial include the
- Bird Stuffies (In-the-Hoop)
- Winter Animal Stuffies (In-the-Hoop)

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Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

In-the-hoop animal stuffie designs have 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 for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

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

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

Cut out the shape and remove the paper.

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

Repeat this process for the other dieline pieces.

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

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 for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

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 stitch. This marks the area on the stabilizer where we'll place the front fabric piece.

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

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

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

Place the fabric right inside the sewn dieline.

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

Reattach the hoop back onto the machine and continue embroidering the design.

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

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

All of the inside elements will sew next.

On the color change sheet, look for the note that says "wing dieline." When you get to this section, stop the machine and remove the hoop from the machine. Do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

Spray the backside of the wing fabric piece with temporary adhesive and place it inside the dieline.

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

Attach the hoop back onto the machine and continue with the design. A running stitch tack down will sew next.
Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.
Then, the inside elements of the wing will sew.

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.

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

Cut a piece of ribbon to about 8" long. Form the ribbon into a loop and tape it in place.

Spray the short end of the tail fabric piece with adhesive and press it in place along the left edge of the fabric with about 1/2" of the tail fabric extending in.

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

Turn the hoop over and spray just the edges of the backside of the back fabric piece with temporary adhesive.

Place the back piece right inside the shape on the backside of the embroidery.

Secure the ribbon loop in place onto the stabilizer with a piece of tape to prevent the loop from being sewn over later on.

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

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

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

Attach the hoop back onto the machine and continue with the design.

A running stitch tack down will sew. This binds all the layers together.

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

Remove the hoop from the machine.

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

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

Use polyester fiberfill to fill the stuffie. Insert the fiberfill through the opening at the bottom.

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.

Hand-stitch the opening closed by stitching along the original tack down seam.

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.
These too-cute bird stuffies are a sweet way to decorate any home with your favorite feathered friends.

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop bird stuffies.
The animal stuffies are terrific ideas to use as soft toys for kids, or to hang in your windows, from light fixtures, or as ornaments and gift toppers.

Animal Stuffies, In-the-Hoop



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Products used in this Project:

Chickadee Stuffie (In-the-Hoop) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.76" x 4.19" | 3.42" x 3.00"

Cardinal Stuffie (In-the-Hoop) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.68" x 4.47" | 3.30" x 3.15"

Bluebird Stuffie (In-the-Hoop) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.84" x 3.85" | 3.73" x 2.96"

Junco Stuffie (In-the-Hoop) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.72" x 4.38" | 3.45" x 3.21"

Sale
Owl Stuffie (In-the-Hoop) $1.39

Available in 2 Sizes:

5.22" x 4.85" | 3.87" x 3.59"

Sale
Fox Stuffie (In-the-Hoop) $1.39

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.85" x 5.17" | 3.60" x 3.84"

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

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.85" x 5.51" | 3.42" x 3.88"

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

Available in 2 Sizes:

5.27" x 4.85" | 3.87" x 3.56"

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

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.85" x 5.13" | 3.69" x 3.90"

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

Available in 2 Sizes:

5.62" x 4.85" | 3.88" x 3.35"

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

Available in 2 Sizes:

6.27" x 4.85" | 3.85" x 2.98"