Making the ITH 8″ cloth characters

How about a video to show the major steps for making the In-the-hoop 8″ cloth characters on your embroidery machine?

Whip up a character in an afternoon. Most of the tools and supplies are easily available.  Stretch fabrics work best for both face and body.  Since you don’t need much fabric, you can use t-shirts or camisoles if you don’t have a stash of stretchy fabrics.


  • fabric scissors
  • embroidery scissors
  • tweezers
  • 5″ hemostats
  • machine needles – size 12 stretch/ballpoint is best
  • embroidery machine with at least 5×7 hoop
  • long doll needles for hand sewing


  • no-show mesh stabilizer
  • stretch fabric for body
  • stretch fabric for face/head
  • thread and bobbin
  • stuffing
  • armature wire {optional}
  • strong thread for hand sewing

These little guys and gals are sized for 5×7″ hoops on your embroidery machine. You can make them with or without armature wires. Change their hair, clothes, or use one of the 4 different faces.

Digital designs are available in the shop and come with templates and instructions.  Don’t forget to watch the video tutorial!




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