Designs in Machine Embroidery has a fleet of tools to simplify the embroidery process.  Hoop guards, placement kits, laser lights for alignment and more.   

DiME Placement Tools & More

 

Hoop Guard

An extra hand to keep excess fabric out of the embroidery field 

Hoop Guard easily snaps into position on any Snap Hoop or Monster Snap Hoop for use on single needle machines. Its lightweight, stainless steel construction (1.8 oz.) means it stays where you put it! Use one or more on each side of the hoop to safeguard your project. 

  • No more hovering over the machine to make sure fabric stays out of the embroidery field!
  • No more messy tape needed to tame hooped t-shirts!
  • Bags are a breeze with Hoop Guard to wrangle unwieldy fabric!
  • Pillow cases are painless with Hoop Guard!
  • Easily stitch large towels, blankets, table runners, quilt sandwiches and even baby onesies!

 

Hoop Guard for Standard Hoops

An extra hand to keep excess fabric out of the embroidery field. 

Hoop Guard for Standard Hoops easily slides into position on most manufacturer's hoops!* 

Use one or more on each side of the hoop to safeguard your project. 

  • No more hovering over the machine to make sure fabric stays out of the embroidery field!
  • No more messy tape needed to tame hooped t-shirts!
  • Bags are a breeze with Hoop Guard for Standard Hoops to wrangle unwieldy fabric!
  • Pillow cases are painless with Hoop Guard for Standard Hoops!
  • Easily stitch large towels, blankets, table runners, quilt sandwiches and even baby onesies! 

Birds Nest Kit

Untangle bird's nest mishaps!  

We've all experienced the tangle of threads known as a bird's nest. Our hoop becomes attached to the throat plate—practically immoveable as we struggle to dislodge the tangle of thread that has a tight grip on our hooped fabric and machine. Standard scissors are too large and short to reach the tangle of threads. If only there was a tool to easily reach underneath the hoop to trim and free the hoop from the machine. Now there is! 

The Bird's Nest Tool Kit includes two clever instruments: a Stitch Releaser and a Thread Hook. 

Perfect Alignment Laser

Let your PAL guide you!  

"PAL makes it so easy to hoop square. I just line up my inner hoop's horizontal and vertical center markings with the illuminated crosshair, firmly hold the inner hoop and insert it into the outer hoop. Now I know my fabric is square in the hoop. At the sewing machine, PAL helps me guide the fabric edge for precise seam allowances. I don't know how I survived without PAL all these years." - Eileen Roche

  • Hoop square with PAL
  • Stitch precise seam allowances with PAL
  • Align household items like photos and paintings
  • Works on dark, light and even printed fabrics

Illuminate Your Sewing Path 

  • Position the beam any distance from the needle 
  • Guide your seam allowance along the lighted path for even, crisp seams. 
  • Use the crosshair for precise pivot and turn sewing  

Power Options  

  • 3 AAA batteries (Included with purchase! A $3.75 value!) 
  • USB connection from your sewing machine or computer (Included with purchase) 

Become a more efficient embroiderer!

"As a machine embroiderer I am always looking for easy solutions to many of life's embroidery challenges. That's why I designed the Embroidery Tool Kit.  

"As a machine embroiderer I am always looking for easy solutions to many of life's embroidery challenges. That's why I designed the Embroidery Tool Kit.  

The Embroidery Tool Kit is ideal for any embroiderer from the novice to the seasoned professional. No learning curve required! Use the easy to follow instructions for expert results.  

Now you can spend more time embroidering and less time doing rework while improving the quality of your embroidery and stretching your embroidery budget. 

The Embroidery Tool Kit Includes:

  • Angle Finder™
  • Centering Rulers
  • Target Rulers™
  • Adhesive Centering Rulers
  • Target Sticker™ Sheet
  • Hoop Shields

Embroiderer's Helper

Help is here for design placement on placket shirts, tees and sweatshirts!  

Makes Design Placement Easy! 

The Embroiderer's Helper is an easy solution for positioning left and right chest embroidery designs on tees, sweatshirts, and placket shirts. No more guesswork or misaligned designs! Compatible for shirt sizes from Small to Extra Large.

Ideal for Placket Shirts  

Place the top left or right corner in the middle of the top button. Place a target sticker or mark the upper and lower placement notches to make it easy to keep the design straight in the hoop.  

Align the curved button notch on the Embroiderer's Helper with the top button. Place a target sticker or other marking device in the notch that corresponds with the shirt size. 

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