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Sock Embroidery hooping aid

Old 12-05-2018, 02:30 AM
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Default Sock Embroidery hooping aid

Happened upon this item today while looking for something else on Amazon. Never heard of it but am intrigued. Watched the youtube video and put in my cart until I do a little research and accumulate a bit more cash after Christmas. I sent a link to a embroidery expert friend for her opinion and am posting here for yours.
Ever heard of this item? Her video is from 2008, so been around a while.

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Old 12-05-2018, 03:27 AM
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Please share any info you get! It's been sitting on my wish list for a while now.
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Cari-in-Oly View Post
I think it might be okay for someone who doesn't have a small hoop for their machine. My Janome machines all have a small enough hoop to do socks. I actually love the tiny hoops more than the bigger hoops. With several grands and great grands under 10yrs of age there's always someone wanting Gramma to embroider a little something with her "magic machines" lol.Cari
Cari: I have the Janome 15000 and the smallest hoop is the FA10 100mm x 40mm or about 3.9 x 1.5 inches. My lack of knowledge is How to hoop a sock so it will lay flat enough to embroider. How do you hoop a sock to embroider on the cuff? and how small a sock can you do?

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I've only done socks once and it was kind of a pain but very doable once I figured out the hoop. My Janome 350e has a 2" free arm hoop, and it has a little "blocking plate" that sticks up and keeps the rest of the cuff out of the way. It works well for embroidering something small on onesies too. I also have those hoop guard things too for the bigger hoops but I don't really care for them, I have better luck just pinning stuff out of the way.

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Old 12-07-2018, 01:43 AM
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Thanks. My friend said she had never heard of the device either so no help there. I may just try pinning a sock on the small hoop and see what happens. I am sure I have some "orphan socks" somewhere to practice on.
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You must turn the sock inside out and pin to stabilizer. Remember to take care to get the placement of design correct...ie..if on a cuff, design should be stitched upside down. I'm aware of the sock hoops, but I made my own from bent coat hangers to resemble the device. I would show a pix, but am in bed and would have to look for them. ( I think I made 2/3 holders. I'll try to post pix tomorrow. However, I think you can prob do as well pinning in place.
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At the class I took, they used a special tape to hold the "extra" out of the way. They used the sticky stabilizer to hold it to the hoop. They did it with a tiny baby sock and it held it apart very well. And the tape can be reused a time or two.
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