I want to start by saying Thank you to http://fiddlestixandstitches.wordpress.com/http://fiddlestixandstitches.wordpress.com/ for giving me the great advice on how to embroider items that don’t fit in the hoop! I finally took the time to try it yesterday!!!
I couldn’t figure out how to embroider on an oven mitt because they wouldn’t fit in the hoop. In the comments section of one of our previous posts it was suggested that I baste the oven mitt and let it “float” on the hoop. I’m not sure if I did it as described to me but it worked!!!
Here is what I did…
I centered the hoop on my piece of stabilizer and used a fabric marking pen to trace the outline.
I sewed a basting stitch just inside the marked line to hold the oven mitt to the stabilizer.
I attached the hoop to the stabilizer only, allowing the oven mitt to “float” on top of the hoop.
And then I stitched the pattern on the same way I normally would.
And then all I had to do was remove it from the hoop, remove the basting stitch and cut the threads. I finally embroidered on an oven Mitt!
Thank you again http://fiddlestixandstitches.wordpress.com/