Mummy Project

I did a thing.  Instead of adding hair and clothes to one of the 8″ ITH dolls, I made one in simple off-white fabric with no hair and then wrapped her (him?) in strips of gauze to make a Mummy.  To be honest, I didn’t even close up the back, just wrapped right over it! […]

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 […]

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 wired & poseable cloth characters

thick armature wire

Want to turn your in-the-hoop dolls into wired and poseable characters? Here are the tutorials and tricks you’re looking for. Some of the projects at Ballyhoo Creations really come to life when you put a wire armature inside the doll.  Here are some of the in-the-hoop characters that you can add a wire armature to […]