ITH has become a common acronym for In The Hoop embroidery designs, but what does that really mean? Most of the time it refers to designs used for projects that are completely done by embroidering in the hoop – no additional sewing necessary. While for most designs that is true, occasionally a bit of hand sewing to close an opening used to turn the item created right side out is required. Multiple pieces done in separate hoopings may also be needed, with the final hooping sewing all the parts together.
This class will use an ITH Crossbody Bag design by Edie Gribler, an ASG member who recently moved to Virginia Beach to be near family. She started digitizing designs after going to an Anita Goodesign event where she purchased Steve Wilson’s digitizing university. With her background in graphic arts, it was a natural next step. Today she has her own website and a large following of customers. Website: https://inthehoopembroiderydesigns.com
Melanie Leigh and Katie Harper, two outstanding and talented embroidery experts (who are also members of our ASG chapter) will be teaching this class. Students will learn how to use their embroidery machine to create the Crossbody Bag, which will be created in one hooping and finished in the hoop. The bag has hardware attached for the strap and a monogram to accent the front. A great gift for friends and family for Christmas.
Before class, each student will need to purchase the design ($14.95), MONOGRAM CROSSBODY BAG, from Edie’s website. The link to the required class design is: https://inthehoopembroiderydesigns.com/products/monogram-crossbody-bag-in-the-hoop
Please download this design prior to class and bring it with you.
Supplies To Bring:
- Fabric for bag
- Embroidery thread to coordinate with the fabric
- Embroidery machine with a hoop that fits design size purchased
- Painters tape
Note: The class kit will include bag hardware, batting, and stabilizer.
Time: The class starts at 10:00 and goes until 4:00, lunch included.
Location: The class location is in Marietta at the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP)
1655 Enterprise Way
Marietta GA 30067
Cost: The cost of the class is $45.00 which includes the kit and lunch. You are also required to purchase the bag design separately ($14.95) and bring the design to class with you. Class is limited to 12 participants.
If you need additional information, please contact Melanie Leigh firstname.lastname@example.org