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In the Hoop Gifts

with Sue O'Very
In the Hoop Gifts
Use innovative machine embroidery designs to stitch and construct great gifts, entirely in the hoop!

Discover stabilizing, trimming and hooping tricks you won’t find anywhere else! Join professional pattern designer Sue O’Very to create five fantastic projects completely in the hoop. Get started with a fast and fun key cover, then work with vinyl to complete a customizable luggage tag. Indulge your inner designer as you mix and match fabrics to create a chic pouch, then insert a zipper and let your machine stitch it in place -- no hand sewing necessary! Stitch up an adorable stuffed fox using appliqué techniques, and work with rehooping to create a charming, heat-resistant owl potholder. Expand the creative potential of your embroidery machine, and complete intricate projects with impressive results!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet instructor Sue O’Very and get started making projects entirely in the hoop by embroidering a simple key cover.


Lesson 2. Luggage Tag

  • Tackle a slightly bigger project as Sue guides you step-by-step on how to machine embroider a luggage tag completely in the hoop.


Lesson 3. Zipper Pouch: Part 1

  • In part one of a two-part project, get started machine embroidering a cute-but-durable zipper pouch.


Lesson 4. Zipper Pouch: Part 2

  • Add finishing touches to your pouch such as a zipper, a pocket and a ribbon, and get examples of several design variations.


Lesson 5. Fox Stuffy

  • Create the cutest stuffed fox ever in your hoop, and learn Sue’s tips for cutting jump stitches and hand stitching.


Lesson 6. Owl Pot Holder: Part 1

  • Begin embroidering the first half of your owl pot holder project, incorporating details such as heat-resistant batting and fun ribbon feet!


Lesson 7. Owl Pot Holder: Part 2

  • Complete the second half of your owl pot holder by stitching the face and putting all the pieces together.

"As always, Sue is full of knowledge and shares every little detail with us. She makes everything so easy to understand. Not only does her expertise show through, her heart and humor follow her as well. I was laughing so hard at times I needed to rewind the lesson a minute or to just to make sure I didn't miss anything. Sue is a real hoot!"
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