Articles in Category: Embroidery Techniques

How to Embroider a Basic In-the-Hoop Zippered Bag Video Tutorial

How to Embroider a Basic In-the-Hoop Zippered Bag Video Tutorial

Watch how to make a lined, zippered bag in your embroidery machine! The finished bag has no exposed seams or exposed zipper on the inside. See different fabric options and various embellishment choices in a range of sizes.

Once you're done stitching, pop it out of the hoop, trim off the excess and turn right side out and Voila! Your bag is ready to use!

More Ways to Customize an In-the-Hoop Bag

More Ways to Customize an In-the-Hoop Bag

A plain design can often provide more opportunities for creativity than a more decorative version. Really?

For one thing, you don’t have to worry about any included embroidery design(s) competing with the fabric—or clashing with your ideas. With in-the-hoop designs, you're choosing your own fabrics so why not choose the designs and other elements that make your project "you?"

For that reason, I created a collection of basic in-the-hoop bags that max out popular hoop sizes from 130 x 180mm (5x7”) on up to the newest humongous hoops on the latest Brother and Baby Lock models. And there are some sizes in between.

13 Tips for a Better In-the-Hoop Bag Project

13 Tips for a Better In-the-Hoop Bag Project

Vending at different sewing and craft shows gives me the opportunity to see what's going on in my industry.

Otherwise, as solo-preneur working from home, I pretty much have my nose to the grindstone making new products, maintaining my website, writing new blog posts, creating new YouTube videos, managing my social media, and all the other things that go along with running a business that I can be pretty oblivious to what's happening "out there.

About Me

lindee crafsy ovalHi, I’m Lindee Goodall, a machine embroidery designer, digitizer, and educator  in Tucson, AZ.

It’s pretty accurate to say that I’m addicted to digitizing and I have a major fondness for cats, all things Mac, and Filemaker Pro. It’s my passion to help keep you in stitches—embroidery stitches, that is!


To inspire and nurture personal creativity and productivity by connecting embroiderers and digitizers with innovative, high-quality products and information that significantly elevate their enjoyment and experience while maximizing the use of technology. In other words, more toys and more fun!

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