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In the Hoop projects and more by Angela from the UK

I am enclosing some pictures of designs I have machine embroidered which I recently purchased from your site. The sunflower bucket took 2 days to make but I love it. The second photo is of the daffodil glasses case, the rococo tissue pocket and the sunflower pen holder. They were all great fun to make.
Angela Jones


Tutorial 34 – Unique Cupcake Gift Card Holder

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Cupcake Gift Card Holder


Step 1 – With Applique it is always a good Idea to use the same Top and Bobbin thread. This ensures a professional finish.


Step 2 – You need the following: •Water-Soluble Stabilizer (Hoop 2 layers Perpendicular) •Embroidery Thread (see color chart in download) •Fabric x 1, Size = approx 4” x 4” •Fabric (contrast) x 4, Size = approx 4″x 4″ each •Cut-Away-Stabilizer x 3, Size = approx 4” x 4” •Ribbon (10″/25cm)long and (0.2″/0.5mm) wide


Step 3 – Hoop the 2 layers water-soluble stabilizer perpendicular for best results.


Step 4 – Stitch the 1st Color Stop. Place 1 layer “cut-away-stabilizer” on top of the running stitch and place the fabric on top of the “cut-away-stabilizer”


Step 5 – Close up view


Step 6 – Cut away the excess fabric and excess “cut-away-stabilizer”


Step 7 – Close up view


Step 8 – Stitch the next color stop. This will be the Lace Fill and the Top satin Edge.


Step 9 – Stitch the next color stop. Remove the hoop from the embroidery machine and turn over.


Step 10 – Place 1 layer of fabric, then 1 layer “cut-away-stabilizer”, then again 1 layer of fabric to the BACK. Use fabric adhesive spray to hold these layers in place while stitching.


Step 11 – Front view after the BACK layers were stitched.


Step 12 – Back view after BACK layers were stitched. Cut away the excess fabric. Remember to cut away the fabric inside the tiny “ribbon-hole”


Step 13 – Cut away the stabilizer from the inside of the “ribbon-hole”.


Step 14 – FRONT VIEW – Also cut away the stabilizer from the INSIDE of the cupcake. Be careful not to cut the fabric.


Step 15 – Your pocket will now be open, after the water-soluble stabilizer has been cut away.


Step 16 – Stitch the last color stop. This is the Final Satin Outline.


Step 17 – Rear View after last Color Stop


Step 18 – Remove designs from Hoop. Cut away the water-soluble stabilizer. Use a wet Q-tip to remove the whiskers around the edges.


Step 19 – Insert your GIFT CARD or TEA BAG etc. Thread a Ribbon through both holes and finish with a Bow.


Step 20 – Your Cupcake Pocket is done.


Step 21 – Rear view


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Tutorial 29 – Frugal Tablet Cover – Trendy in Denim


Step1 – Use any old pair of denim pants (I used my Hubby`s…hope he likes his upcycled denim)


Step 2 -You can make a few covers from 1 pair of pants. Use your TABLET to measure the desired width. Allow 1″ extra on either side.


Step 3 – For a soft lining we used a piece of felt. Use any soft fabric eg. fleece, felt etc. Cut the lining approx. 1/2″ smaller than the denim fabric (all around). This way it will fit snugly on the inside of the denim sleeve.


Step 4 – Unpick the seam in your denim fabric to allow easy hooping for embroidery.


Step 5 – Hoop and stitch the design directly onto the denim. Remember to use a stabilizer for best results.


Step 6 – We used “take care Polar Bear” from Choose from our cute range of Quotes and Rhymes.


Step 7 – Denim turned inside out. Close the side seam (the one you unpicked) after embroidery and close one of the 2 remaining seams. This will be the bottom of the Cover.


Step 8 – Do the same with your lining. Closing all seams except where you will insert your tablet (once complete)


Step 9 – Insert the lining inside your denim “pocket”. Ensure the lining goes all the way to the bottom.


Step 10 – If the lining is still longer than the denim. Simply draw a straight line and cut away the excess lining.


Step 11 – Use a trendy fabric to finish off the top of your TABLET COVER. Cut the fabric to approx a 1/3 of the length of your denim sleeve. Make sure the trendy fabric fits around the top, with a bit extra to allow for a seam.


Step 12 – Stitch the trendy fabric on the line where you measured.


Step 13 – Insert the denim in the trendy fabric to align at the top. Pin all around.


Step 14 – Once you secured the trendy fabric to your denim sleeve (with a straight stitch on your sewing machine) you are nearly done!


Step 15 – Fold the trendy fabric to the inside and pin. From the outside stitch all along the “ditch” (the area between the denim and trend fabric) using a straight stitch on your sewing machine.


Step 16 – Add a button to the outside and elastic to the inside and your FRUGAL TABLET COVER is complete! Send us photos of your Beautiful creations to