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Pet Tags (In-the-Hoop)

Free project instructions to create an In-the-Hoop Pet Tag.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop pet tags.


Pamper your pets with playful pet tags that are fabulous and fetching. We'll show you how to stitch these adorable machine embroidery designs right in-the-hoop!
 

Project Needs & Notes:

- Small pieces of felt or ultrasuede
- Tear away stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (such as Gunold KK100)
- 1/4" 2-part eyelets
- Craft knife
- Cutting mat

Design featured in this tutorial is:
- X14226, Meow Heart Cat Tag (In-the-Hoop)

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop pet tag.
This in-the-hoop 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 dieline files with embroidery software and print them.  If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom TrueSizer is a free program to use.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop pet tag.
Spray the back of the paper dielines with temporary adhesive, and smooth them onto the right side of the fabric.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop pet tag.
Next, carefully cut out both shapes, and remove the paper dielines.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop pet tag.
Now that the fabric pieces are ready, hoop a piece of tear-away stabilizer tightly. 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 pet tag.
Attach the hoop onto the machine and load the embroidery file (not a dieline file).

Use an 11 (or 75/11) sharp sewing needle instead of an embroidery needle. A sharp sewing needle has a smaller, finer point than an embroidery needle, so it will make smaller perforations in the stabilizer.

Embroider the design. The first thing to embroider will be the dieline or outline of the fabric shape. This marks the area on the stabilizer for the fabric pieces.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop pet tag.
Remove the hoop from the machine, but do not unhoop the stabilizer. Spray the back side of the front fabric piece with temporary adhesive, and place the fabric right inside the sewn outline.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop pet tag.
Attach the hoop back onto the machine, and continue to embroider the design. The "front piece tackdown" step will sew first, adhering the fabric to the stabilizer. All of the inner details will sew out next.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop pet tag.
Stop the machine before sewing the "back piece tackdown" step. Take the hoop off the machine, but do not unhoop it. Spray the back fabric piece with temporary adhesive, and place it inside the shape over the back side of the embroidery.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop pet tag.
Since the final embroidery will be seen on both sides of the design, wind a bobbin to match the thread color that is being used in the needle.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop pet tag.
Place the hoop back onto the machine, and embroider the "back piece tackdown." This will bind all the layers of fabric and stabilizer together.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop pet tag.
Once the embroidery is finished, unhoop it, and tear away all the excess stabilizer from around the design. The dieline stitches will also be removed with the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop pet tag.
To attach the eyelet, use a craft knife to cut a small "x" shaped hole where the eyelet will be placed on the tag. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for securing an eyelet to your project.

Pet Tags (In-the-Hoop)



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Products used in this Project:

I Woof You Dog Tag (In-the-Hoop) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.51" x 1.45"

Meow Heart Cat Tag (In-the-Hoop) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.12" x 2.03"

Dapper Bowtie Pet Tag (In-the-Hoop) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.49" x 1.43"