Four-leaf Clover Door Hanger In-the-Hoop

In-the-Hoop projects are a fast, easy and consistent way of completing the construction inside the embroidery hoop. The Easy Four-leaf Clover Door Hanger project is made entirely in-the-hoop, which means, when your finished stitching, you are done! The Door Hanger In-the-Hoop can be stitched in three different sizes on your BERNINA embroidery machine and includes a built-in Monogram. As an added bonus, I’m going to show you what else you can use these glittery clovers for.

Materials to Make a Four-leaf Clover Door Hanger In-the-Hoop

Note: Listed below are the materials used in the Four-leaf Clover Door Hanger In-the-Hoop, for detailed cutting instructions for each size go to Step 1.

Download the embroidery designs for the Four-leaf Clover Door Hanger below.

Large Size Magic Four-leaf Clover Door Hanger Embroidery Files

Medium Size Magic Four-leaf Clover Door Hanger Embroidery Files

Small Size Magic Four-leaf Clover Door Hanger Embroidery Files

Shamrock Door Hanger In the Hoop Materials

Shamrock Door Hanger In the Hoop Tools

How to Make a Four-leaf Clover Door Hanger In-The-Hoop

Gather your machine and materials and let’s get stitching!

Step 1, Cut Materials and Prepare Machine

Depending on which size Door Hanger in-the-hoop you would like to make, choose the design and monogram and bring to your machine.

Shamrock Door Hanger In the hoop step one: cut materials

Prepare machine for embroidery by attaching the embroidery unit and appropriate presser foot. For the BERNINA 790 Plus I used the Embroidery foot # 26 (drop-shaped) and the Oval hoop.

shamrock door hanger in the hoop Step 1, Cut Materials and Prepare Machine: set up machine and cut materials

Insert a brand new embroidery needle. Note: It’s nice to begin every project with a brand new needle.

Insert a Bobbin with 60 wt white thread. Thread top of machine with primary color, green. Follow the individual cutting instructions below based on size.

Small (Medium hoop) 100 x 130 materials (Finished measurement 4-1/8″ wide by 4-1/4″ tall)

  • Tear away to fit hoop
  • Front 5″ square
  • Back 5″ square
  • Appliqué 2-1/2″ square
  • Foam 2-1/2″ square
  • Fusible web 2-1/2″ square
  • Ribbon 8-10” long

Medium (Oval hoop) 145 x 255 materials (Finished measurement 6″ wide by 6-1/4″ tall)

  • Tear away to fit hoop
  • Front 6-1/2″ square
  • Back 6-1/2″ square
  • Appliqué 3-3/4″ square
  • Foam 3-3/4″ square
  • Fusible web 3-3/4″ square
  • Ribbon 8-10″ long

Large (Maxi hoop) 210 x 400 materials (Finished measurements 8-1/8″ wide by 8-1/2″ tall)

  • Tear away to fit hoop
  • Front 9-1/2″ square
  • Back 9-1/2″ square
  • Appliqué 5″ square
  • Foam 5″ square
  • Fusible web 5″ square
  • Ribbon 8-10″ long

Step 2, Prepare Appliqué material

Press the wrong side of the appliqué to the scratchy side of the fusible web.

Shamrock Door Hanger In the Hoop step two: press applique to fusible web

Remove the fusible web paper and discard.

Shamrock Door Hanger In the Hoop step two: remove fusible web paper

Press the wrong side of the applique to one side of the foam. Note: Foam has no right or wrong side.

Shamrock Door Hanger In the Hoop step two: press wrong side of applique to foam

Step 3, Stitch #1 the Placement Stitch

Hoop the tear away stabilizer and tighten screw.

shamrock door hanger in the hoop Step 3, Cut Materials and Prepare Machine: set up hoop

Sew Stitch #1, the placement stitch. When stitching is complete, remove hoop from machine and place on a flat surface (Do not remove materials from hoop). Fold ribbon in half lengthwise. Place the raw edges about 1/2″ below the center top of  Stitch #1Secure with tape. Note: Be sure the tape is on the outside of Stitch #1.

Shamrock door hanger in the hoop step three: sew stitch #1 the placement stitch and place ribbon raw edges inside stitch #1

Step 4, Stitch #2 the Secure Stitch

Place the front centered over Stitch #1. Secure with tape along the top and bottom.

shamrock door hanger in the hoop Step 4, Stitch #2 the Secure Stitch: place the front over stitching and sew stitch #2

Insert hoop into machine and sew Stitch #2, the secure stitch. Remove hoop from machine and place on a flat surface (Do not remove materials from hoop).

shamrock door hanger in the hoop step 4: sew stitch #2 the secure stitch

Step 5, Add Appliqué

Place the appliqué material, with foam side facing down, centered over the shamrock circle. Secure with tape on all four corners. Insert hoop into machine and sew Stitch #3, the appliqué secure stitch. When stitching is complete, remove hoop from machine and place on a flat surface (Do not remove materials from hoop).

Shamrock door hanger in the hoop Step 5, Add Applique material, tape in four corners

Use duckbill appliqué scissors to cut as close to the secure stitch as possible, without cutting the stitch.

Shamrock door hanger in the hoop Step 5, use duckbill applique scissors and cut close to the stitching

Insert hoop into machine and sew Stitch #4, the appliqué satin stitch.

Shamrock door hanger in the hoop Step 5, sew stitch #4 the satin stitch

Step 6, Sew Monogram

Each size Shamrock Door Hanger In-the-Hoop includes monogram letters. Note: If you do not want to sew a monogram, skip to step 7. Change the upper thread to the monogram thread color choice.

shamrock door hanger in the hoop Step 6, Sew Monogram: change thread

Sew Stitch #5, the monogram. When stitching is complete, remove hoop from machine and place on a flat surface (Do not remove materials from hoop).

shamrock door hanger in the hoop Step 6, Sew Monogram, sew letter monogram

Step 7, Attach Back

Turn hoop to wrong side facing up.

Shamrock door hanger in the hoop Step 7, Attach Back: turn hoop to wrong side

Place the back over the stitching, centered within width and height. Tape along the top and bottom to secure. Note: Extend tape past back material all the way to the hoop. Attaching the tape to the hoop will help prevent the tape from shifting or moving while stitching.

Shamrock door hanger in the hoop Step 7, Attach Back: attach back with tape along top and bottom edges

Wind a bobbin to match the top thread. This will be for the final outside stitching and will be seen on the front and back of the Four-leaf Clover Door Hanger in-the-hoop.

Shamrock door hanger in the hoop Step 7, Attach Back: wind matching bobbin and thread top and bobbin for outer running stitch

Insert hoop into machine and sew Stitch #6, the final outside running stitch.

Shamrock door hanger in the hoop Step 7, Attach Back: sew final stitch, running stitch.

Next, remove hoop from machine. Remove tape.

Shamrock door hanger in the hoop Step 7, Attach Back: remove hoop and remove tape

Now, remove the hoop.

Shamrock door hanger in the hoop Step 7, Attach Back: remove hoop

Finally, remove the stabilizer. Note: When removing the stabilizer, be sure not the distort the stitches.

Shamrock door hanger in the hoop Step 7, Attach Back: remove stabilizer

Step 8, Attach Back

Cut 1/8″ around the outside stitching (Do not cut the Ribbon).

Make one for all your friends and family!

Step 9, Try different Materials and Colors

Below shown is Cork fabric. Note: When using cork fabric as the center circle applique, omit the foam.

Experiment with different color ways with thread, appliqué materials and main clover materials. The small four-leaf clover in the upper right hand corner is made of felt.

BONUS: What else can you do with the Four-leaf Clover Door Hanger

Hang in your garden and add some gold coins.

BONUS - What else can you do with the Shamrock Door Hanger In the Hoop: garden decoration

BONUS - What else can you do with the Shamrock Door Hanger In the Hoop: garden decoration BONUS - What else can you do with the Shamrock Door Hanger In the Hoop: garden decoration

Decorate as a wine bottle tag.

BONUS - What else can you do with the Shamrock Door Hanger In the Hoop: wine bottle tag

Omit the ribbon and use as a coaster.

BONUS - What else can you do with the Shamrock Door Hanger In the Hoop: coaster

Get ready for the St. Patrick’s day party and add some glitter to the gift bag!

BONUS - What else can you do with the Shamrock Door Hanger In the Hoop: gift tag

Enjoy making magic with your very own Four-leaf Clover hanger In-the-Hoop!

12 thoughts on “Four-leaf Clover Door Hanger In-the-Hoop

  1. Wow! This is adorable. Thank you for including all the different sizes. And such clear directions, I can’t wait to get started. I’ll be making coasters for St. Patty’s Day.

    1. Agree withat you Joannet- wonder if anyone proofs these for content and not just technical accuracy. A shame it’s not usable for St. Patrick’s day as that was clearly their intent with the timing of the tutorial.

  2. These are lovely! And useful year round, for who can refuse a lucky four leaf clover? I can see a lot of 4-H related projects using your four leaf clover design. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Sue,
    Wow oh wow! Thank you so much for the Four-leafed Clover Door Hanger! Can’t wait to stitch out. Your instructions are always so clear and easy to follow. Thanks again.

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