Embroidery Machine Skills: “In the Hoop” Zipper Pouch

  • Wednesday, February 01, 2023
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI020123BM
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  • $76 Tuition & $15 Materials Fee
  • $58 Tuition & $15 Materials Fee

    Registration closes January 31st

Registration is closed

Make a zipper pouch - quickly - as you learn more about the Solaris 2 Embroidery Machine.

About the Class

Join Bob Mathisrud as he demonstrates making a zipper pouch “in the hoop." Start with a piece of stabilizer loaded into the embroidery machine hoop, then layer the zipper, pouch front, back, and other pieces and - voila! - make the quickest zipper pouch you ever made! 

When you finish this demonstration and make this pouch, you’ll have the skills to make other “in the hoop” projects using files you purchase and download - from bags to holiday ornaments, stuffed toys, and more.

Note: Class size is limited so that everyone can see easily. This class is offered four times this winter-spring. If this or other sessions are full, join the waiting list so we know to schedule additional sessions later this year.


Along with the demonstration, you’ll receive a .pes file (containing several project options) and materials to make a 4”x6” zipper pouch, with directions and a link to the demonstration video. You can stay late or come back later to make the zipper pouch on your own. Schedule time individually with Bob or another mentor if you think you’ll need extra help.


The $15 materials fee included in the price of the class includes:

  • Thread
  • Stabilizer
  • Zipper
  • Pouch fabric
  • Batting
  • An electronic download of the pattern, written instructions, and a link to a video of the demonstration.


You must have completed Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines.

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Bob Mathisrud was cross-trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for more than 20 years. His curiosity, fearlessness, and willingness to help have led him to develop skills in several BARN studios. In the Fiber Studio, he is becoming an expert in the Solaris 2 sewing and embroidery machine, figuring out how to use the machine’s many, many features.

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