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Heirloom Stuffies (In-the-Hoop)

Free project instructions on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.

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Free project instructions on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.


Fun and fabulous Heirloom stitch stuffies, made right in the hoop, are a creative way to decorate your home! Bright felt, colorful embroidery, and a classic E-stitch outline gives them a cute and crafty look.
 


Project Needs & Notes


- Small pieces of felt
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (Gunold KK100)
- Polyester fiberfill
- 1/4" to 3/8" ribbon for hanger
- Masking tape
- Needle and thread for some hand sewing


Designs used in this tutorial include the Heirloom Christmas Ornaments (In-the-Hoop)

 

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Free project instructions on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.

In-the-hoop stuffie designs have three files. One is the full embroidery file, and the other two are dielines. The dieline files are marked with the letters DL. They're used to cut the fabric to the right shape and size.

Open the dieline 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 on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.


Free project instructions on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.
Cut out the shape and remove the paper.

Free project instructions on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.

Free project instructions on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.
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 on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.
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 sew is a dieline our outline for the front fabric piece.

Free project instructions on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.
Spray the back of the front fabric piece with temporary adhesive.

Remove the hoop from the machine, but do not unhoop the stabilizer. Place the fabric right inside the sewn outline.

Free project instructions on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.
Attach the hoop back onto the machine and continue with the design.

An "E" stitch or blanket stitch tack down will sew next. This holds the front fabric in place for the remainder of the design.

Free project instructions on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.
All of the inside elements will sew. Follow along on the color change sheet.

On the color change sheet, look for the note that says "finishing seam." When you get to this section, remove the hoop from the machine, but do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Free project instructions on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.
Cut a piece of ribbon to 8" long.

Form the ribbon into a loop. Tape it in place on the backside of the back fabric piece, at the center of the top edge of the fabric.

Free project instructions on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.
Turn the hoop over and spray just the edges of the backside of the back fabric piece with temporary adhesive.

Place the back piece inside the shape on the back of the stabilizer.

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

Free project instructions on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.
Since both sides of the ornament will be visible when complete, wind a bobbin with the same color used in the needle.

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Use a size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle, rather than an embroidery needle.

A sharp sewing needle has a finer point than an embroidery needle, and it will make smaller perforations in the tear-away stabilizer.

Free project instructions on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.
Attach the hoop to the machine and continue embroidering the design.

A tack down stitch will sew, binding the layers together.

Free project instructions on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.
Remove the hoop from the machine, unhoop the stabilizer, and tear it away. The outline stitches will be removed with the stabilizer.

Free project instructions on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.
Fill the ornament, using polyester fiberfill, through the opening.

Free project instructions on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.
Sew the opening closed by stitching along the original tack down seam.

Free project instructions on how to embroider in-the-hoop heirloom stuffed ornaments.
Halloween variations are bright and colorful, and perfect for celebrating the spookiest season!

Heirloom Stuffies, In-the-Hoop



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Products used in this Project:

Heirloom Bat Stuffie (In-the-Hoop) $2.99 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.86" x 4.86" | 3.86" x 3.86"

Heirloom Ghost Stuffie (In-the-Hoop) $2.99 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.95" x 4.84" | 3.15" x 3.86"