"In the hoop" (or ITH) is an incredible project technique where you create and complete an entire project inside the hoop on your embroidery machine. You can make everything from whole quilts, to cushion covers, to pencil rolls!
Extend the use of your embroidery machine in ways you've never imagined, and exploit all the features of your amazing machine to showcase your personal style and creative flair. The experienced and helpful team at Sew Simple will guide you through your first ITH design. You will learn how to read an ITH pattern and follow the steps on your embroidery machine. We will show you how to reposition and resize your design to suit your needs, and how to troubleshoot issues such as thread breakages.
You will need:
♥ An embroidery machine AND be able to do the following:
♦ Attach and calibrate your hoop.
♦ Load an embroidery design onto your machine via USB or laptop/cable.
♦ Thread your machine and load your bobbin.
♦ Place stabiliser and fabric in your hoop.
Whilst we will be more than happy to help you with your embroidery machine, we cannot guarantee that we will know how to fully operate all makes and models. Please bring your manual, just in case.
You will also need:
♥ 0.5m of stabiliser (can be purchased in store).
♥ A selection of plain and printed fabric fat quarters (can be purchased in store).
♥ Coordinating and matching embroidery threads (can be purchased in store).
♥ Several bobbins pre-filled with invisifil thread or a similar embroidery bobbin thread (thread and bobbins can be purchased in store)
♥ Basic sewing kit (e.g. sharp scissors, seam ripper, needles, pins etc.)
♥ Embroidery or applique scissors.
♥ 16cm (or longer) zipper in a coordinating colour.
♥ Ribbon in a coordinating colour.
♥ D-ring or split ring to match your ribbon width.
* If you would like to hire one of our machines, please call us
to make a booking. Sewing machine hire is $30 per class/session.