My latest embroidery design is being released today. I think you just might say, I could use one of those! It is an In The Hoop Flyswatter Holder. In our area, this time of year brings out all of the flying bugs. Every time you open the front door, one seems to be waiting and then we are looking for the flyswatter. I currently have a push pin that I hang mine on, but I wanted a better place so here it is.
This ITH Flyswatter Holder uses a small amount of felt fabric and is completed in a 5x7 hoop. You will be able to complete all of the steps in one hooping.
Felt is a good material because it doesn't fray and it has some body that helps it keep it's shape. I made sure to use a low loft felt because there is some folding of fabric and you don't want it to be too thick to fit under your machine foot.
The sample in the pictures has white bobbin thread on it but I would suggest using a matching bobbin because you can see that thread once it is finished.
This project does have some creative cutting on the stabilizer. Usually we are taught that you have to keep this in tact but if you are careful and the design is digitized for it, you can do some techniques to mimic sewing on a machine. You do have to be very careful and use a ight touch so your stabilizer doesn't stretch out.
This view shows the hole that will later become the place where the Flyswatter hangs .
There is a pocket on the back also. Two small strong magnets are slipped inside and they hold the weight of the flyswatter.
Here is a closeup of the project. It would be a really great stocking stuffer for that person that has everything. I bet they don't have one of these. Also, if you are doing craft fairs or farmer's markets, these would be a unique item to sell.
Flyswatters come in various styles and I tried two that I have in my house. Both fit the design very well.
Are you curious to see how the In The Hoop Flyswatter Holder is made? I have a video tutorial below that you can watch. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you create. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
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