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Easter Egg Treat Holders
(In-the-Hoop)

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter egg treat holder.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.


Make Easter egg-stra special with in-the-hoop holders shaped like eggs! These patterned designs are stitched entirely in the hoop, and have a pocket to hold your choice of candy or treats.

Project Needs & Notes:

- 1/4 yard of felt
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (Gunold KK100)
- Ribbon for hanger


The designs featured in this tutorial include:
- X13266, Easter Egg Treat Holder 1 (In-the-Hoop)


Special Notes:
Using felt for the back pieces will create the best results, as the edges of the back pieces are raw. Using felt will ensure that the fabric will not fray.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easteregg treat holder.

The in-the-hoop Easter egg design has three files. One is the full embroidery file. The other two 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 create an in-the-hoop Easteregg treat holder.

Spray the backside of the printed dieline for the front of the egg holder with a small amount of temporary adhesive.

Smooth it onto a piece of felt.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easteregg treat holder.

Cut out the shape. Remove the paper.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easteregg treat holder.

Repeat this process for the back dielines and fabric.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easteregg treat holder.

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 an in-the-hoop Easteregg treat holder.

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. This marks the area on the stabilizer for the front fabric piece.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easteregg treat holder.

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

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

Place the fabric right inside the sewn outline.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easteregg treat holder.

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

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

Then all of the inside elements will be embroidered.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easteregg treat holder.

On the color change sheet, look for the note that says "pocket tack down, outer border."

When you get to this section, stop the machine and remove the hoop from the machine but do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Turn the hoop over.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easteregg treat holder.

To make a hanger, cut a 7" length of ribbon or yarn and fold it into a loop before taping it to the backside of the top back fabric piece.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easteregg treat holder.

Spray the backside of the bottom back fabric piece with adhesive, and place it inside the shape on the backside of the embroidery.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easteregg treat holder.

Next, spray and place the top half of the back piece over the bottom piece.

Make sure the top back piece is on top of the bottom back piece. This will make the back opening easier to use when putting candy into the egg.

Tape the ribbon hanger to the side of the hoop, so that it will not be sewn over in the remaining steps.

 


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easteregg treat holder.

Since both sides of the egg with be seen, wind a bobbin with the same thread used in the needle.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easteregg treat holder.

Attach the hoop back to the machine and continue embroidering the design.

A tack down stitch will sew around the outer edge of the camper followed by the finished satin edge.

This binds all the layers together.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easteregg treat holder.

Once the embroidery is finished, remove the hoop from the machine. Unhoop the stabilizer, and carefully tear it away.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easteregg treat holder.

Fill the Easter egg with candy and treats! Give as a adorable sweet gift, or use to create a fun crafty egg hunt for the kids.


Easter Egg Treat Holders (In-the-Hoop)



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