In-The-Hoop Clothes

Nobody likes a nakey doll, unless you’re a 7-year-old girl with a roomful of barbies.  But for the rest of us, let’s customize our cloth characters and give them some simple in-the-hoop clothes to wear! Clockwise from the top: white T-shirt with raw edges Green sweater with neckline glued, other edges left raw black pants […]

Ghost Stuffie in-the-hoop Designs

Halloween is one of my favorite times of year.  Maybe its the costumes, or the candy, or the weather finally turning cool after a super-hot summer.  I don’t like scary Halloween – give me cutsie anyday! How about a cute trio of ghosts that stitch up quick with minimal materials?  This is an easy in-the-hoop […]

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? New and Improved Video added on October 16, 2020 https://youtu.be/F-tDm7LA_d8Whip up a character in an afternoon. Tools and supplies are easily available.  Stretch fabrics work best for both face and body.  Since you don’t need […]

Making Twin Acrobat Dolls

It’s been a long time since I swapped on Swap-bot but this month I joined an art doll swap for twins and made these brother and sister acrobats. There was a lot involved in their making but I sloshed together a video to summarize as much as I could. (The tools and supplies list is […]