We often encounter embroidery situations that require "hoopless" style embroidery. Such as when we are trying to place embroider on a neck tie, hand bag, collar, napkin corner, cuff or sock. Certain types of fabrics like velvet, corduroy or leather can also present a challenge when trying to place the item in the machines embroidery frame.
With Hoop Magic Stabilizer embroidery in almost any area is achievable! Hoop this remarkable stabilizer, remove the release paper and then stick your item to be embroidered in place, it is that simple! Enjoy the stability of a firm yet flexible stabilizer that will support all types of embroideries on most fabrics.
To use Hoop Magic:
- Place one piece of Hoop Magic in the embroidery frame with the paper side facing up.
- Draw an "X" on the surface of the paper with a straight pin taking care to not puncture the stabilizer. This will perforate the paper so that it can be torn away to expose the sticky surface of the stabilizer within the hoop.
- Stick down the item/garment to be embroidered and smooth out any wrinkles.
- Remove the stabilizer by gently tearing it away from around the design. If the design does not have an outline (this perforates the stabilizer), place your thumb on the edge of the stitching to protect it while pulling away the stabilizer.
**Tip - Hoop Magic will support a design around 4" x 4" in size with a stitch count of 8,000 or less. If your design is larger or overly dense for its size you will need to add more stability by using one of the methods described below.
Method 1) Use one or two layers of Tearaway Magic as a "floater" under the hoop. There is no need to baste or use spray adhesive to hold these layers under the hoop, they will simply be caught in the stitching under the fabric and will give the design the fibers it needs to lay smooth in the fabric.
Method 2) Prep the fabric or item to be embroidered with Sheer Magic and then stick it down to Hoop Magic.