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Photo Frames (In-the-Hoop)

Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.


Showcase photos of your loved ones inside an embroidered photo frame! These designs are sewn entirely in the hoop, and are a wonderful addition to any home. Great for gift ideas, too!
 


Project Needs & Notes:

- 1/4 yard cotton fabric, such as lightweight canvas (for front)
- 1/4 yard medium-weight interfacing or stiff craft felt (for back)
- Medium-weight cutaway stabilizer
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Medium-weight interfacing
- Magnets

The design featured in this tutorial is X5061, Hearts Abound Photo Frame (In-the-Hoop).


Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

In-the-hoop photo frame designs have one full embroidery file and two dielines.

Dieline files are marked with the letters DL. They're used to cut the fabric to the proper 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 to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

Spray a piece of cutaway stabilizer with temporary adhesive and smooth the fabric for the front of the frame on top.

Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

Place the printed dieline for the front of the frame on top of the fabric and stabilizer.

Cut out the frame, outside and inside.


Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

Place the printed dieline for the back piece on top of the medium-weight interfacing.

Cut out the shape.


Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

Now that the fabric pieces are cut to the proper shape and size, it's time to embroider the design.

There are a couple of different kinds of water-soluble stabilizer.

One is clear and plastic, and that brand is Sulky Ultra Solvy. The other is soft and fibrous, called Vilene. Both will work very well. Vilene is used in this demonstration.

Use a size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle. A sharp sewing needle has a smaller, finer point than an embroidery needle. It will make smaller holes in the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

Load the full embroidery file (not a dieline file) to your embroidery machine.

Attach the hoop, and begin embroidering the design.

The first thing to embroider is a dieline or outline. This traces the area on the stabilizer to place the front fabric piece.

After stitching CC1, stop the machine and remove the hoop, but do not remove the stabilizer from the hoop.

Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

Spray the stabilizer side of the front fabric piece with temporary adhesive.

Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

Place that right in the sewn dieline.

Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

Attach the hoop to the machine and continue embroidering the design. The next thing to stitch will be a tack down stitch. This binds the fabric to the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

Other elements of the design will sew. Continue to reference the color change sheet as you embroider.

Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

When you reach the section on the color change sheet that says "back piece tackdown," stop the machine and remove the hoop.

Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

Spray a small amount of temporary adhesive on each corner of the interfacing.

Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

Place the interfacing or stiff felt on the back of the stabilizer, right inside the shape.

Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

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

Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

Attach the hoop to the machine and continue embroidering the design. A tackdown stitch binds the interfacing to the stabilizer. A satin stitch gives a smooth finish.

Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

After the design is complete, unhoop the stabilizer and carefully tear it away from the frame.

Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

You can add magnets (self-adhesive or use button magnets with hot glue) to the back to hang it on a refrigerator, or other magnetic surface.

Free project instructions to embroider an in-the-hoop photo frame.

These photo frames are a sweet gift for friends and family. Simply slip a photo of loved ones inside!

Photo Frames (In-the-Hoop)



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Products used in this Project:

Seashell Photo Frame (In-the-Hoop) $5.49 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

7.85" x 5.86" | 6.36" x 4.85"

Dolphin Photo Frame (In-the-Hoop) $5.49 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

7.85" x 5.86" | 6.36" x 4.86"

Sailboat Photo Frame (In-the-Hoop) $5.49 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

7.86" x 5.85" | 6.36" x 4.86"

Chili Pepper Photo Frame (In-the-Hoop) $5.49 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

7.85" x 5.85" | 6.35" x 4.85"

Horse Photo Frame (In-the-Hoop) $5.49 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

7.86" x 5.86" | 6.37" x 4.86"

Cowboy Boot Photo Frame (In-the-Hoop) $5.99 - $6.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

7.86" x 5.86" | 6.36" x 4.86"

Desert Scene Photo Frame (In-the-Hoop) $5.49 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

7.85" x 5.85" | 6.35" x 4.85"

Cabin Photo Frame (In-the-Hoop) $5.49 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

9.40" x 5.88" | 9.40" x 5.88"

Pine Branch Photo Frame (In-the-Hoop) $5.49 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

7.85" x 5.85" | 6.35" x 4.85"

Baseball Photo Frame (In-the-Hoop) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

7.53" x 5.86" | 6.03" x 4.86"

Bold Flowers Photo Frame (In-the-Hoop) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

7.85" x 5.85" | 6.35" x 4.85"

Princess Photo Frame (In-the-Hoop) $5.49 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

7.85" x 5.85" | 6.35" x 4.85"

Too Cute Photo Frame (In-the-Hoop) $5.49 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

7.85" x 5.85" | 6.35" x 4.85"