Easy Tree Embellished Ornaments

If you have digitizing software, it’s relatively easy to turn a standard embroidery design into an in-the-hoop ornament.

Even if you don’t have software, you can get the same result by skipping thread colors at the machine, cutting out your shape and then stitching together on your sewing machine.

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (12/16/2019)

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ITH Zip Bag with Melted Crayon Technique

This project used a melted crayon technique I learned in a class with my local quilt guild. The flower, from Pen & Ink Flowers, was colored on white fabric and treated as a raw edge applique. This set comes with an outline version and a detailed version, which means you don’t need to anything special with the designs to duplicate the effect.

I chose one of the bags from the SIngle Zip ITH Vertical Bags, which is a set of plain zip bags ideal for adding your own embellishments. Refer to the related articles for more information on the technique.

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (9/25/2016)

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Redwork & Colored Christmas Stocking

Not a complete ITH project but stocking-shaped designs in single color. This one was stitched in metallic gold thread and then colored in InkTense colored pencils.

I backed it with a deep wine-colored velvet, lined it with a matching satin-y fabric and piped the edges with a matching heavy cording and topped it off with a faux furry sherpa type fabric. I further embellished the stocking body with a few hand-stitch pearly beads.

The set has 10 stocking designs in 4 sizes each from 5″ x 7″ on up to 9.5″ x 13.5″. Choose just one, a set of one size, or the bundle with all versions.

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (12/9/2018)

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Good Vibrations Water Bottle Cover

We’re surrounded by chaos and negativity. Add some high vibrational motivation to your life with this very simple in-the-hoop project.

Why a water bottle cover? Why these words? Read the related article for the full story!

Or stitch it up as a simple little banner, add to a pillowcase for sweet dreams or incorporate into another project by simply deleting the colors used for the ITH steps (first and last few colors).

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (2/2/2018)

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In-the-Hoop Stuffed Koalas

These cuddly critters are fully stitched in the hoop except for the small opening where the animals are turned right side out. Once stitching is complete, remove from the hoop, stuff, turn right side out, and hand stitch the opening.

Like their bunny friends, there are sizes for hoops as small as 4×4″ on up to the largest home hoops.

While it’s difficult to see in these photos, the noses are actually dimensional and raised off the face. Larger ones are well suited for personalizing on the ears or bellies.

The fully illustrated step-by-step instructions include tips I learned while personally making all these koalas plus ideas for customizing your own.

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (3/6/2017)

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Adorable, Stuffed ITH Cuddly Bunnies

It doesn’t get much cuter than this! After making the smaller, simpler Easy ITH Stuffie Bunnies, I received immediate requests for larger more complex animals. These bunnies are the first in a series.

Each bunny requires multiple hoopings to complete with the final one to attach all the pieces. Sizes are included for hoops as small as 100 x 100mm (4×4″) up to the gargantuan 240mm x 360mm with 4 popular sizes in between. Of course, a bunny loves carrots so an in-the-hoop carrot is also included.

I used knits for all my bunnies in this collection. There’s no reason why you can’t use other fabrics as long as they aren’t too thick for your bunny size. I found the knits to turn easily and the plush sorts I chose to make for a cuddly animal. Choose “micros” for the smallest bunnies and thicker fleeces for the larger ones.

I did do some handwork on these bunnies to add “fingers” and a puffball tail. The two smallest bunnies used purchased pompoms.

The larger bunnies also offer a perfect opportunity for personalizing on the ears or belly. I’ve included appliques here but you could omit the appliques for a larger area to customize.… Read the rest

Easy ITH Stuffie Bunnies

How cute are these little bunnies! Beautifully detailed in-the-hoop stuffed bunnies stitch up quickly. Customize your bunnies by swapping up the fabrics or adding fun little embellishments like ribbons or small buttons.

Each bunny can be completed in just a single hooping. I used brushed cotton on my first bunny and slinky microsuede on the other 3.

The slinky knit worked up much better, turned more easily and has a nice “fur-like” feel. Smallest “baby” bunny fits a 100x100mm (“4×4”) sewing field while the standing bunnies are designed for a 130x180mm sewing field.

These make a quick little gift for baby showers or Easter baskets or “just because!”

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (2/3/2017)

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ITH Bags Made with Candy Wrappers

Yep, you read that right! I used actual candy wrappers to make these in-the-hoop bags.

The trick here is to match the design size to the wrapper because you can’t resize an ITH project with a zipper; all the proportions will get wonky.

No, you don’t have to use candy wrappers! With bag #1 in this set, I made one with a KitKat wrapper, a second with a Heath Bar wrapper, and a third using leftover bits of fabric from the rest of the bags in this set.

These bags work up quickly and make a fun project for Valentine’s day, birthdays, Halloween for big and little kids alike! My mother got a kick out the Tootsie Roll bag I sent her (filled with her favorite Tootsie Roll Midgees, of course!)

If you don’t have a wrapper that fits, I cover some alternatives in the directions. Working with the wrappers does require a bit of extra work and I show you how to do it along with what not to do plus a way you can patch wrappers that might not be big enough.

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (1/24/2017)

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Single Zip ITH Vertical Bags

You can make any of the bags in this set in one hooping with only minimal finishing such as trimming off stabilizer and excess fabric and turning right side out.

Of course if you want to add any straps or handles, extra pockets, and any other customizing touches, those are all extra and may require some extra prep work.

All the bags in this set are plain. I show you how to add customizing touches but any designs shown on the bags are available separately.

Whether you embellish with extra embroidery designs is highly dependent on your choice of fabrics. It’s not at all hard to add in a design.

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (9/25/2016)

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Around Town ITH 3-Zip Bag

There are two sizes of this in-the-hoop bag. The larger one requires a 200 x 300mm sewing field and the smaller one fits a 150 x 240mm sewing field. Each size has two versions: one plain and one embellished.

Believe it or not, this bag can be made in just one hooping! It has three separately lined zippered pockets plus the instructions explain how to customize with additional pockets inside and on the back.

This is a rather complicated project and you’ll need to follow the instructions carefully. Mostly that means placing the correct piece of fabric in the right place at the right time. Don’t worry, I have photographs and directions for every step.

I’ve attached a purchased leather over-the-shoulder strap to the denim one and it’s become my go-to everyday bag. I get tons of compliments on it and people are flabbergasted when I tell them my embroidery machine made it!

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (8/26/2016)

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ITH Phone/Glasses Slip Case

This padded slip case is made entirely in the hoop! Since no zipper is required, you probably have everything you need to make one already in your sewing room.

The collection has 11 front panel designs and 6 back panel designs. You can mix and match any front panel with any back panel for a huge range of combinations.

If you want a single hoop project, simply layer on the fabric as indicated in the instructions. For an embellished back, stitch the back panel first and attach it at the end of the second hooping for the front panel.

I use the denim on with the hook to carry my iPhone 6s attached to the belt loop of my jeans.

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (8/18/2016)

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