Clare Rowley, Inventor of the Creative Feet and Octi-HOOPS has your health in mind when she creates all of her products.
The Octi-Hoops are so easy to use, children as young as 3 have embroidered and our youngest quilter is only 8! When Free Motion techniques are as easy as coloring, everyone has the ability to create amazing quilts and embroidery projects with any sewing machine that can do free-motion! Click here to view machines that cannot do Free-Motion. View our Dragonfly Embroidery Video and others below to learn why so many sewing enthusiasts are so happy with their Octi-Hoops!
Octi Hoops - Video Demonstration
Free Motion is embroidery or quilting with the feed dogs lowered and without the use of the embroidery unit. Which means it's possible on almost every sewing machine!
Very easy and quick to get started!
You simply remove the presser foot, lower your feed dogs, and set your stitch length to 0 to prepare your machine! Then determine if you need to stabilize your project or not within the frame and begin sewing by moving the frame with the handles!
Do I need a free motion foot?
When using the Octi-Hoops the sewing machine foot is removed, as the free-motion presser foot is in the way, as we quilt or embroider. Removing the foot makes it much easier to see where you're going and the frame or stabilizer, depending on your project, keeps the fabric stable. You also no longer have to worry about puckers with the foot removed!
We've made a variety of designs for you to utilize when using your Octi-Hoops! You can trace these onto your fabric or print them on some Stick & Rinse stabilizer! Get the designs here!