Sealed With a Stitch: 10 Adorable Embroidered Gift Ideas

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Embroidery, Sewing |


Love the look of zippered pouches but hate the thought of sewing a zipper? Enjoy creating embroidery gifts but want to avoid projects with lengthy and complicated finishing? Eliminate all the fuss with these embroidered gift ideas all made in the hoop!

Sew Trendy Bag In The Hoop by Craftsy member Lisa ArcherPhoto via Craftsy instructor Lisa Archer

Sew Trendy Bag

Who wouldn’t want to receive this adorable bag as a gift? In the hoop machine embroidery projects are perfect for creating gifts that can easily be customized. They are designed to be finished entirely in the hoop, making them much less labor intensive than most embroidery concepts.

Get the Sew Trendy Bag pattern here.

In the Hoop Gifts, Craftsy class by Sue O'VeryPhoto via Craftsy instructor Sue O’Very

Hot pot holders, luggage tags and more!

If you are new to embroidering in the hoop, the Craftsy class In the Hoop Gifts, led by professional designer Sue O’Very, is a wonderful introduction infused with a touch of humor. Students create five in the hoop projects, all pictured above, utilizing a number of finishing techniques. Read on to learn about more of the projects featured in this class.

Join the In the Hop Gifts class with Sue O’Very here!

In the Hoop Gifts student projectPhoto via Craftsy member DeCoy Tigerpaw

College care package

Craftsy member DeCoy Tigerpaw created this great collection of Texas Longhorns gear while taking the In the Hoop Gifts class. She sent the collection as a care package to her daughter in college. What a fabulous idea! 

Charm / Key Cover Embroidery ProjectPhoto via Craftsy instructor Sue O’Very

Charm and key cover

One of my favorite projects from In the Hoop Gifts is the customized key cover with a monogram. You could even use it to create a necklace or lanyard. It also works well as a charm for identifying stemware at parties, making it a perfect bachelorette party gift!

In the Hoop Tags by Marjorie BusbyPhoto via Craftsy blogger Marjorie Busby

Embroidered gift tags

Here is another very versatile tag set made entirely in the hoop, perfect for all occasions. Beautifully finished in satin stitching, they could be used as ornaments and as tags on gift bags.

Get the In the Hoop Gift Tags pattern

My First In The Hoop Pouch by Craftsy member gutemine

Photo via Craftsy member gutemine

Zipper pouch stash buster

Craftsy member gutemine made this zippered pouch as a part of the In the Hoop Gifts class as well, and it does not get any easier than this. Secure the zipper in the hoop with no guess work or frustration. A perfect stash buster, the piece can be easily customized with a monogram to create gifts that will not only be appreciated but used.

In the Hoop Citrus Coin Pouch

Photo via EmbGarden

Citrus coin purse

It is nice to have several of these citrus coin purses around for last minute gifts. Stitch them out, and keep them on hand to use as unique gift card holders.

Get the In the Hoop Citrus Coin Purse pattern here.

MissCrafty Fox by Craftsy In the Hoop gifts student chattypenny

Photo via Craftsy member chattypenny

Plush stuffed fox

In the Hoop Gifts takes embroidery 3-D when students make a plush stuffed fox, like this project by Craftsy member chattypenny. Assembled using appliqué techniques, the three available sizes are ideal for stitching out a fox family. This would be a perfect gift for the little ones in your life!

In the Hoop Owl Softies by EmbGardenPhoto via by Craftsy member EmbGarden

Owl softies

One of the biggest advantages of in the hoop embroidery designs is that they take the guesswork out of stitching. This owl embroidery pattern is a perfect example of this; it’s a fun way to use your machine embroidery hoop to create a whole family of owls. The heart shaped beaks and appliqué accent wings make these owls an adorable, girly gift!

Get the In the Hoop Owl Softies pattern here.

sue o very darling owl potholders

Photo via Craftsy instructor Sue O’Very

Owl hot pot holders

The best part of the In the Hoop Gifts class is how it ends – by making these darling owl pot holders. Stitched in the hoop, the designs are actually hooped twice. While that may sound intimidating, Sue demonstrates how to achieve accurate alignment when re-hooping designs, a valuable lesson for any project.

What in the hoop gifts are you making?