Most faux leathers, leathers, and similar materials will get permanent marks if hooped, so instead we will float the fabric piece. To do this, hoop a piece of medium-weight cutaway stabilizer by itself. Make sure it is hooped tight with no wrinkles.
Spray the backside of the faux leather, behind the
drawn crosshairs only, with temporary adhesive. Then smooth it on top of
the stabilizer, matching up the drawn cross hairs on the faux leather
with the marks on the embroidery hoop.