The Large freearm hoop for tubular shapes is designed to help you with cushions, T-shirts, bags and more closed objects.
I embroidered on a cushion. When you try to do it with the standard hoops, you need to turn the cushion inside out and it is difficult to keep the fabric away from the needle. The size of my cushion is 39 cm and this is about the smallest size you can use to put the outer hoop in the shape. If you find it difficult to reach the knob to close it, you can just turn it upside down.
I use the BERNINA 700
What I need to embroider on the cushion
- A cushion cover, minimum size is about 40 cm.
- Embroidery stabilizer
- Sewing thread Mettler Seralon and bobbin thread Mettler Bobbinette
The embroidery file:
The embroidery file was found in the embroidery library of the BERNINA Embroidery Software 9
I adapted the file to a different fillstitch and a different outline stitch:
Embroider the cushion:
Prepare the cushion with a layer of cutaway stabilizer.
Mark horizontal and vertical center lines:
Put the outer frame in the cushion (I turned it upside down).
Embroider tubular shapes with the Large freearm hoop, by putting the outer hoop in the shape.
Use the template to check if the center of the hoop matches the center of the cushion.
Attach the hoop to the embroidery unit. If you don’t have enough space to attach the hoop, put the module in packingposition (but don’t disconnect the embroidery module…).
You can now put the back side of the project under the machine:
If you need further instructions, you can watch the BERNINA Tutorial:
And be sure there are no unwanted parts under the hoop and needle. Pin for security.
Embroider the file and remove the project from the hoop.
The cushion is ready for an early Christmas decoration.
Which projects are your favourite to make with this handy hoop? I’m curious. Embroider tubular shapes with the Large freearm hoop