How to Attach Hoop Guard
Hoop Guard fits snugly onto the bottom of Snap Hoop’s flat magnetic top frame. To attach, separate the magnetic top of Snap Hoop or Snap Hoop Monster from its metal base.
Place Hoop Guard’s channel under the frame’s right side with Hoop Guard’s inside wall on the inside of the frame and the tall outside wall on the outside of the frame.
Bulky terrycloth towels can be held in check with Hoop Guard. Attach Hoop Guard to the right side of the magnetic frame as shown previously. Place the design area over the metal frame. Roll the right portion of the towel and attach the hoop to the machine.
If an extra barrier is needed, consider using two Hoop Guards after testing the strength of the magnetic force.
Use Hoop Guard to open a baby’s snap suit during the embroidery process. Fuse polymesh cut-away stabilizer to the wrong side of the front of the suit. Separate the metal frame from the top magnetic frame.
Since a baby’s snap suit is small, select a small hoop (4” x 4”). Attach the Hoop Guard to the bottom of the magnetic frame.
Select the design. Since the suit is on the machine upside down, rotate the design 180 degrees. Command the machine to trace the perimeter of the design. Keep an eye on the design area during the trace to make sure the suit will not get caught in the stitches. Make any necessary adjustments and stitch the design.
Select a hoop that’s larger than required to allow space around the design and the perimeter of the hoop. Hoop with the design area in the center of the hoop, not near the edge of the sewing field.
The frame cannot be attached to the machine if Hoop Guard is on the top (or back) of the magnetic frame.
When Hoop Guard is attached on the top (or back) of the frame, the presser foot lifter may hit the Hoop Guard.
If Hoop Guard is attached improperly, the needle bar can touch Hoop Guard. Always place the tall wall on the outside of the magnetic frame.