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Corner Bookmarks, In-the-Hoop

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop corner bookmarks.

Free project instructions for embroidering In-the-hoop corner bookmarks.

We've got you cornered with a fun new twist on bookmarks -- in-the-hoop corner bookmarks!  They're terrific for marking a page in your favorite book, and they're perfect to give as a clever little gift.

Project Needs & Notes

Small pieces of fabric (for front and back; we used cotton)
- Medium weight cutaway stabilizer
Tear-away stabilizer
Temporary spray adhesive

Designs used in this project include:
- Cross Corner Bookmark (In-the-Hoop)
- Swirls Heart Corner Bookmark (In-the-Hoop)
- Love Heart Corner Bookmark (In-the-Hoop)

You can also find more designs in the In-the-Hoop Corner Bookmarks Design Pack.

This project was featured in the following:
12 Top-Trending Embroidery Styles Lookbook

When you download an in-the-hoop corner bookmark design, you'll find three files.

One is the embroidery file, and the others 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.

Spray a piece of medium-weight cutaway stabilizer with temporary adhesive and smooth the fabric on top.

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

Cut out the shape. Repeat this process for the back fabric piece.

Attach the hoop to the machine and embroider the design.

The first thing to embroider is another dieline, or outline stitch. This marks the area of the stabilizer for the front fabric piece.

Spray the backside of the front fabric piece with adhesive.

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

Place the fabric piece right inside the sewn dieline.

Reattach the hoop onto the machine and continue with the design. A tack down stitch will sew next. This binds the fabric piece to the stabilizer.

All of the inside elements will sew next.
On the color change sheet, look for the note that says "back piece tack down," stop the machine and remove the hoop from the machine. Do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Flip the hoop over to the backside of the embroidery. Spray the corners of the backside of the back fabric piece with adhesive.

Place the back piece inside the dieline shape on the back side of the hoop.

Since both sides of the bookmark will show, wind a bobbin with the same thread being used in the needle.

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

A tack down stitch will sew next, and then a satin border, which finishes the bookmark.

When the design has finished, unhoop the stabilizer and gently tear it away.

Also, gently tear away the small strip of stabilizer along the inner edges to complete.

Slip one of these bookmarks into a card for your favorite reader, or make one for yourself! It's a unique way to mark your place in your book.

Corner Bookmarks, In-the-Hoop

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Questions or comments? Let us know! Send an email to us; the address is stitch@emblibrary.com.

Products used in this Project:

Cross Corner Bookmark (In-the-Hoop) $3.99

Available in 1 Size:

3.16" x 3.16"