Shoe Embroidery Hooping Made Easy

The Embroidery Grip is the most advanced embroidery hoop available. Easy load, Clean embroidery.

shoe embroidery

There’s an old-time saying in the embroidery world. If I can hoop it, I can sew it. Simply put, it means that there are only two barriers to being able to embroider something.

  • Can the needle physically penetrate the fabric consistently?
  • Do they make a hoop that can hold it?

The first of those barriers is easy to determine. You simply need to load up a small design and test a piece of the fabric, or multi-layer material and make sure that your machine doesn’t bog down.

It turns out that some machines are built stronger than others, and of course there’s a difference between home machines and commercial embroidery machines. My own preference is that the Avance embroidery machine is the most powerful machine in a compact frame you can buy.

The second barrier to embroidery is if there is an easy and repeatable way to hoop the item. And, here’s where the Embroidery Grip by Colman and Company stands out.

They made this incredible device that can fit all sorts of machines. It lets you easily clamp down on items to be embroidered so that they are holding firm while your machine runs. They built the device to fit on all sorts of machines.


The Embroidery Grip hoop can fit each of the following brands:

• Avancé
• GS1501
• Tajima
• Toyota
• Ricoma
• Inbro
• Brother (15-needle)
• Renaissance
• Redline
• Highland


You’ll be able to sew on items you never imagined:

  • Shoes
  • Backpacks
  • Luggage
  • Soft-Sided Coolers
  • Boots and Slippers
  • Floppy Hats
  • Awkward Items
  • Christmas Stockings
  • Belts
  • Neckties and Straps
  • Dog Leads and Collars
  • And Much More..

*Note Single Head Machine application for 14″/360mm hoop spacing:

** Note: Can also be used with Avancé 1502 / 2-Head Machine with 14″ hoop spacing

How Large?

The Embroidery Grip Hoop device comes with a maximum embroidery area: 3 1/2″ X 6 1/2″. 

That’s large enough even to handle your day to day embroidery items as well. Monograms are a snap, and collars and cuffs will hoop up faster than ever before.

shoe embroidery

The easily adjustable clamping arms range from 1″ to 6 1/2″ wide.

 And the device clips on your machine just like a regular hoop.

Installation is easy.  The Embroidery Grip / Universal Clamping System mounts just like your machine’s hoop.  

It slides directly into your machine’s hooping frame. And the instructions are included in the box with a simple set-up in minutes

Of course, as with ALL hoops, frames, or clamping devices, PLEASE be test your items before placing the Colman Embroidery Grip into operation.  Damage can occur if precautions are not followed.


And, If your gripping a heavy item, you’ll want to support the item just as you would when using your typical machine hoop.



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