Embroidery Hoop Art

Besides the terrarium, another gift I made for Todd, Carrie, & their new baby boy was a few nursery decorations!  It’s simple, yet makes a big statement – fabric covered embroidery hoops! I had some adorable bike fabric that I knew would be perfect and then I made another hoop with yellow fabric, but it needed more.  So I made bunting out of felt and hand stitched it together.  They turned out super cute!  I have a lot more hoops and fabric to make some for myself.

Fabric Hoops 8

They’re really easy and you’ve probably seen them all over Pinterest!  But just incase you haven’t…

Here’s what you need:

  • Fabric
  • Any size embroidery hoop(s)
  • An iron
  • Glue (I used ModPodge)
  • Scissors
  • Anything else that you may want to add (felt, paint, etc!)

Here’s the steps (this is not my original idea so I don’t take the credit!):

  1. Cut your fabric into a square so it will cover the whole circle.
  2. Iron your fabric!
  3. Place the fabric inside your hoop and pull it tight.
  4. Once you get it how you like it, glue your excess fabric to the back of the hoop.  I had to cut some off first, which you may or may not have to do.  I didn’t want it to show through if the fabric was too thin.
  5. Optional :  Paint your hoop, add any embellishments, embroidery, hand-stiching, painting – the sky is the limit!

What a great gift for someone or even yourself!  Here’s some of my favorites that I’ve pinned.

Source: purlbee.com via Mindy on Pinterest

Source: thejoycottage.com via Mindy on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Mindy on Pinterest





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