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Clothespin Cozies, In-the-Hoop

Free project instructions to embroider clothespin cozies, in-the-hoop.

Free project instructions to embroider clothespin cozies, in-the-hoop.


Turn a plain clothespin into a cute clip with bright and colorful in-the-hoop clothespin cozies! They're terrific as snack and cereal clips, or as refrigerator magnet clips for grocery lists and photos.
 


Project Needs & Notes

- Craft felt or wool felt
- Temporary spray adhesive (like Gunold KK100)
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Fabric glue (optional)
- Button magnet (optional)
- All-purpose glue (optional)

The design used in this tutorial is X9361, Daisy Clothespin Cozy. Find more in-the-hoop clothespin cozy designs right here.

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Free project instructions to embroider clothespin cozies, in-the-hoop.

In-the-hoop clothespin cozy designs have one full embroidery file and three dielines.

One dieline is for the front, one is for the back, and one is for the pocket.

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 clothespin cozies, in-the-hoop.

Take the printed dieline for the front and place it on a piece of craft felt.

Cut out the shape.

Place the printed dieline for the back on a piece of craft felt.

Cut out the shape.

Place the printed dieline for the pocket on a piece of craft felt.

Cut out the shape.

Free project instructions to embroider clothespin cozies, in-the-hoop.

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 embroider clothespin cozies, in-the-hoop.

Use a size 11 sharp sewing needle in the machine rather than an embroidery needle.

A sharp sewing needle is the best choice when embroidering in-the-hoop designs.

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

Attach the hoop, and begin embroidering the design.

Reference the color change sheet for the design as you stitch. That sheet tells you what is stitched in each step.

First to stitch will be a dieline, or outline stitch, that traces the shape for the front fabric pieces.

Free project instructions to embroider clothespin cozies, in-the-hoop.

After embroidering the dieline, spray the back of the front fabric piece with a small amount of temporary adhesive.

Place that fabric right inside the sewn dieline.

Continue embroidering the design. The next step is a tack down or zigzag stitch. This binds the fabric to the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to embroider clothespin cozies, in-the-hoop.

Other elements of the design will embroider. Keep referencing the color change sheet as you stitch.

Free project instructions to embroider clothespin cozies, in-the-hoop.

When you get to the section that says "back piece tack down," stop the machine before stitching this step.

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

Turn the hoop over.

Spray the back of the back fabric piece with temporary adhesive, and place it inside the shape.

Free project instructions to embroider clothespin cozies, in-the-hoop.

Spray the corners of the back pocket piece with adhesive.

Align it with the top tab of the back piece, and smooth in place.

Free project instructions to embroider clothespin cozies, in-the-hoop.

The next step will be seen from both sides of the cozy. Wind a bobbin with the same thread used in the top.

Free project instructions to embroider clothespin cozies, in-the-hoop.

Attach the hoop to the machine and continue embroidering the design. The final step is a back piece tack down or zigzag which sews the layers together.

Free project instructions to embroider clothespin cozies, in-the-hoop.

After embroidering, unhoop the stabilizer and gently tear it away.

Free project instructions to embroider clothespin cozies, in-the-hoop.

Insert the clothespin into the pocket on the back of the cozy. You may add drops of glue to the inner side of the clothespin if desired.

Free project instructions to embroider clothespin cozies, in-the-hoop.

Add a button magnet to the clothespin to make a clip for the refrigerator.

Free project instructions to embroider clothespin cozies, in-the-hoop.

These cute clothespin cozies are terrific as snack, coffee, and cereal clips. Plus, they're a great way to hang grocery lists, kid art, and photos on your fridge.

Clothespin Cozies, In-the-Hoop



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