How To: Make a Tissue Pocket All-in-the-Hoop

July 03, 2019

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In this tutorial we teach you how to complete this In The Hoop Tissue Pocket, step by step. This Project Consists of 4 Sections:
  • 1st Half: Steps 1-8
  • 2nd Half: Steps 9-12
  • Back Section: Steps 13-22
  • Finishing Touches: Steps 23-29
 Step 1. Hoop only the 2-3 layers water soluble stabilizer. Stitch 1st color stop.
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Step 2. Cut fabric on fold (thus double this size) as well as 1 x thin batting (the size here indicated) Photo Tutorial: Tissue Pockets (All-in-the-Hoop) at astitchahalf.net

 

Step 3. Fold batting inside the fabric (sandwiched) – embroidery adhesive spray will keep all in place. 

  
Step 4. Place this “sandwiched fabric /batting with the folded side to the 1st HALF of the running stitch in the hoop.
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Step 5. Make sure you place the fabric on the indicated line – not over and not short of this line.

Step 6. The next zigzag stitch will secure the fabric and batting in place.
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Step 7. Stitch the rest of the design.
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Step 8. When the design is complete – we will do the same on the next side.
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Step 9. Place this “sandwiched fabric(contrast fabric) /batting with the folded side to the 2d HALF of the running stitch in the hoop.
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Step 10. Make sure your fabric overlaps this time the 1st fabric (slightly).
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Step 11. The contrast fabric will now be secured in the hoop.
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Step 12. Stitch the rest of the design.
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Step 13. Remove hoop and by using adhesive spray, secure one layer of fabric.
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Step 14. …one layer of batting and again .
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Step 15. …another layer fabric to the BACK of the hoop. (This way your pocket will have a neat lining) .
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Step 16. Place hoop in embroidery machine and the next stitch will secure the fabric in place.
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Step 17. Remove hoop and cut away ALL excess fabric from the front.
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Step 18. Front view after excess fabric has been cut away.
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Step 19. and cut away all excess fabric from the back of the hoop.
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Step 20. Rear view after excess fabric has been cut away.  
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Step 21. Place hoop back for the final satin outline.   
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Step 22. Satin outline complete.
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Step 23. Remove design from hoop.
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Step 24. Cut away all excess water-soluble stabilizer.
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Step 25. Rear view after all excess water-soluble stabilizer has been cut away. 
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Step 26. With sharp scissors cut open the stabilizer in the center.
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Step 27. Be very careful, not to cut through the back panel.
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Step 28. Your “In-The-Hoop” Tissue Pocket is complete.
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Step 29. Insert Tissues and you have a beautiful and practical gift.

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