Mighty Hoops - Magnetic Embroidery Hoops
Patented Mighty Hoops - Magnetic Embroidery Hoops
The Mighty Hoop is a magnetic hoop that makes hooping very easy.
Special features of Mighty Hoops
1) There is no need to adjust the outer ring as the hoop holds the garment with magnetic force and automatically adjusts for different thicknesses
2) It also reduces the stress on your wrists and hands because it wants to pull itself together
3) Even for thick garments, there is very little pressure needed to apply the hoop
4) Hoop burn is greatly reduced because of the way the hoop holds the fabric
5) Mighty Hoops are designed to work with HoopMaster hooping aids for easy and accurate hooping
WARNING: Mighty Hoops contain very strong magnets. If you have any type of medical device that can be affected by magnets, please consult your physician before ordering. By ordering, you agree that you have read and understand this warning.
Demo Video and Instructions
Please view the following videos to find out how to use Mighty Hoops:
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How should I store my hoops between hooping and when I am done for the day?
Answer: When you remove the hoop from an item, take the bottom ring and place it upside down on top of the top hoop at a slight angle. If done correctly, you should see the white side of both the top and bottom ring. See picture below. This will keep the hoops as a set, but they will not slam together which can pinch your fingers and can damage the hoop. The hoops will now easily pull apart to use for the next hooping. If you have multiple hoops, they can still be stacked like this.
Question: What types of garments can I hoop with the Mighty Hoops?
Answer: Mighty Hoops were originally designed for hard-to-hoop items like Carhartt jackets and leather, but they work great on almost any item you need to hoop. Mighty Hoops are great for normal shirt hooping and even delicate fabrics. One of the advantages of Mighty Hoops is reduced hoop burn marks left on the article.
Question: What is the difference between the 12" x 15" and 13" x 16" Mighty Hoops and which one will fit my Tajima machine?
Answer: The 12" x 15" and 13" x 16" Mighty Hoops are very similar. They only fit on some Tajima machines. It depends if it is a single-head or multi-head machine and the length and shape of the arms. Please provide us with your machine model, year and number of heads and we can help you determine which hoop will fit your machine. If you provide us the measurement of how long the distance is behind the clip to where it starts to bend, we will have a better idea of which one will fit. The measurement we are looking for is described in the pictures with the machine arms below.
The 12" x 15" Mighty Hoop has a much better chance of fitting multi-head machines. It is actually 12.5" deep x 15.75" wide, while the 13" x 16" is 12.75" deep x 15.75" wide. They only have a 1/4" difference in depth. The main difference is that the corners of the 12" x 15" are a little more rounded than the 13" x 16". This provides a bit more clearance to better fit the machine arms. Here is a line drawing of both hoops showing the actual sizes.
This shows the actual dimensions of each hoop.
This shows the 12" x 15" and 13" x 16" overlaid on top of each other. The actual difference in sewing area is very little.
Most single-head machines can use either size. This is because the arms that hold the hoop on single-head machines can normally go to a wider spacing (we call this the 600 mm or 605 mm spacing). The 600 mm arm spacing eliminates the problem of the back corners of the hoop hitting the arms on the machine since the arms are further away when using the 500 mm spacing. Therefore, ordering the 13" x 16" for a single-head with the 600/605 mm spacing adapter brackets will usually ensure that it will fit. If you have one of the larger single-head machines that has longer arms that do not angle right after the clip, the 500 mm bracket will work. We would recommend to use the 500 mm spec hoop whenever possible so that you do not have to move your arms out to the special 600/605 mm spacing. One single-head machine that can not use the 13" x 16" is the TEHX-C1501. This machine has the extra-wide 600/605 mm spacing, but when the arms were put at that distance they would hit the side of the machine when trying to sew near the edges of the hoop. The following pictures will help show what we mean about arm shape and where the hoops hit.
Multi-head machines can normally only go to the 500 mm spacing. The metal brackets on your current large hoops should measure about 19-7/16" (495 mm) from end-to-end. Because this is the widest that the arms will go, we have to be more concerned about the shape of the arm. Please see the following pictures for further information:
This picture shows what you should measure. The longer the flat part is between the back of the black or white clip is, the better chance you have of the 12" x 15" or 13" x 16" fitting.
This picture shows this measurement again. The arm for the TFMX-C1501 is long enough to use the 500 mm adapter brackets on the 13" x 16". The Neo 2 arm needs to be spread farther apart with the 600/605 mm brackets because the flat part is only 0.25" long.
This shows where the corner of the hoop would hit on the Neo 2 or other arms that start to angle out right after the clip. This is why some multi-head machines can not use these large hoops.
This picture shows a 13" x 16" loaded on a TFHX-II-C1504. This arm actually starts to angle out and get wider before the white clip. This makes it impossible to even get the 13" x 16" halfway in. The 12" x 15" can fit on machines with arms like this but they require a special offset bracket. This type of bracket pulls the hoop towards the front of the machine so it locks in before it hits the arm.
12" x 15" with 1" offset bracket shown on TFHX-II-C1504
Normal bracket and a .5" and 1" offset bracket
When using offset brackets, some machines can lose a small amount of sewing area towards the front of the hoop. This is because the offset brackets shift the hoop towards the operator, and some machines can not move far enough to use the front edge.
Important Safety Warning! Manufacturer Disclaimer - Read Before Purchasing or Using Mighty Hoops (Magnetic Hoops)
Disclaimer: Midwest Products Inc. neither assumes nor accepts any liability for damages resulting from the handling, use, or misuse of its products. With your purchase or use, the owner or user confirms that they have read and understand the following warnings. The owner or user agrees that he/she is responsible for all damages and injuries caused by the magnets and hoops, which include personal injuries, property damages and magnet damages. The buyer and user must agree with the terms before purchase and use of the product.
Please use caution and common sense, and please read and understand our safety warnings below! It is the responsibility of the purchaser or owner to make sure all users of this product are made aware of the information in this letter. If the product is ever sold, transferred or given to a new owner, this warning letter should be provided to the new owner.
The following should not be construed as a complete and exhaustive list of hazards presented by magnetic materials. This document is provided for information only. Readers are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, currency and/or suitability of all information themselves. Midwest Products Inc. does not represent, guarantee or warranty the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information in this document. Midwest Products Inc. specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that may result from providing this document or the information it contains.
Pacemakers or other medical devices and mechanical implants
Individuals with health issues which require that they wear electronics of any sort like pacemakers, defibrillators or other internal and external medical devices should use caution when handling strong magnets, such as the type included in the Mighty Hoops. Pacemakers may be damaged or switch to "Test Mode" in the presence of a strong magnetic force, if a pacemaker or other medical device is in use, magnetic fields may affect the operation of these devices. If any user has any type of electronic, mechanical, implanted or external medical device, consult their physician and the manufacturer of their medical device to determine its susceptibility to static magnetic fields prior to allowing them to handle the magnetic hoops. All magnetic products should be kept at a safe distance from individuals with these devices. The maximum magnetic field strength at the surface of the hoops is approximately 0.4 tesla or 4000 gauss. At 1 inch away this decreases to under 0.01 tesla or 100 gauss and at 2 inches it is under about 25 gauss. These are only approximate numbers and can vary from hoop to hoop, but should give you some estimates on field strength to discuss with a physician.
Damage to magnetic media, electronics, and mechanical devices
The strong magnetic fields of neodymium magnets that are a part of this product can damage magnetic media such as floppy disks , hard drives, credit cards , magnetic I.D. cards, cassette tapes, video tapes or other such devices. They can also damage televisions, computers, cell phones, VCRs, computer monitors and other CRT displays. Never place neodymium magnets near electronic appliances, mechanical watches, hearing aids, or loud speakers. Keep away from any mechanical device that could be affected by a magnetic field.
Certain electronic devices are sensitive to magnetic fields and may be damaged permanently or temporarily disabled if exposed to a magnetic field that is too strong. Video screens and televisions will become distorted and/or discolored if exposed to a strong magnetic field. While damaged screens can usually be demagnetized, it’s often tricky and may require qualified service technicians to do so. Other electronic devices like cell phones and pagers can also be damaged. Store your magnetic hoops in a safe place away from electronics of any kind.
Keep all magnetic hoops at least 24 inches away from all types of magnetic media.
Children should not be allowed to handle the magnetic hoops or the neodymium magnets that are a part of the product as they can be dangerous. Children and adults should not ingest magnets or place magnets in any body orifice such the ear, nose or mouth. Ingestion of magnets is very hazardous. If magnets are ingested or aspirated to the lungs, immediate medical attention is required.
Pinch and Eye Hazard
The magnetic hoops and magnets included in this product can pose a serious pinch hazard due to their attractive force on each other and to any object containing iron. Usually surprise is an issue--they can jump out of your hands and snap together from a surprising distance before you realize what is happening.
Fingers and other body parts can get severely pinched between two attracting hoops or items. Keep items like scissors, pins, and any other items that contain metal out of your work area.
Transportation of magnetic materials by air in the United States is regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation and is covered under the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 49 parts 100-185. We make sure our products follow the packaging guidelines for magnetized material when shipping by air transportation. If you need to ship a magnetic hoop, please contact us to make sure the product can be shipped by air, in most cases this is not a problem at all.
Magnetized material is not regulated as a hazardous material when transported via ground/surface transportation.
The rare-earth magnets in this product should never be burned, as burning will create toxic fumes. Rare-earth magnets should be disposed of in compliance with local, state, and Federal law. All strong permanent magnets should be thermally demagnetized prior to disposal. Alternatively, all strong permanent magnets should be placed in a steel container prior to disposal so the magnets do not attract waste disposal equipment or refuse containers.
If you have any questions please contact Midwest Products Inc. at 1-800-900-0741 ext 2 for support