The “hang loose” or shaka sign became popular among Hawaiian surfers in the 1960s. There are many theories about it’s origin. One legend is it originated from a Hawaiian fisherman who lost his three middle fingers in a sugar mill accident. He was then relegated to signaling the sugar train. When local children started imitating the gesture – it just caught on with the locals.
I love the spirit of this design. I can see it on t-shirts, beach towels, home decor items… anything you want to emblazon with a bit of aloha spirit.
Hang loose design comes in 3 different versions: a satin stitch and a triple stitch applique as well as a small filled design.
Large satin stitch applique design:
5.81″ x 6.43″
Medium satin stitch applique design:
4.88″ x 5.41″
Small satin stitch applique design:
3.55″ x 3.93″
Medium triple stitch applique design:
4.84″ x 5.35″
Small triple stitch applique design:
3.44″ x 3.80″
Small filled embroidery design:
2.50″ x 2.28″
You will receive a ZIP file that contains these designs in the following formats: HUS, PES, VIP, DST, ART, EXP and JEF. 6″ x 10″ size not available as JEF.
This listing is for a machine embroidery or appliqué design. You will need an embroidery module on your sewing machine to stitch out this design.
If you do not see your specific format listed, please let me know and I can convert the file into your required format.
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Please do not share files with your sewing and embroidery friends. Digitizing takes time and creativity. Feel free to sell items you sew that incorporate my executed (stitched out) design. Thank you for respecting my copyright.
DUE TO THE ELECTRONIC NATURE OF THIS ITEM, ALL SALES ARE FINAL.