Monday, February 13, 2012

DIY fabric embroidery hoops!


here's another fun and easy project that I made for our nursery that I thought I'd share, I kept seeing these pop up on pinterest in nursery pins and I loved the look and though they seemed easy enough. well, I was right - it was easy as could be and I made four fabric embroidery hoop wall hangings for the nursery wall [now I just need to hang them up, ha].

items needed:
embroidery hoop(s)
fabric scraps [I got a set of five different fabric square that coordinated from our local fabric store]
scissors
hot glue gun & glue
[also thread/string needle if you want to add stitching or sew fabric shapes on]



step 1: iron your fabric, clearly I didn't do a great job but it's a lot better than the starting product!

step 2: loosen the embroidery hoop and put fabric around smaller hoop and tighten back up - make sure to pull the fabric nice and tight so it's taut and there is no slack. then cut out the fabric so you have a enough of a border to be able to glue down.

step 3: using a hot glue gun, glue down the fabric edges to the embroidery hoop!

that's pretty much it for the basics - now there are plenty of ways you can personalize these even more - you can paint the wooden hoops (clearly before you put the fabric in - and let it dry first), or sew pieces of fabric in different shapes, etc. I decided to stitch a few little patterns/shapes into the fabric in other bright colors that I wanted to incorporate so I got some tapestry needles, embroidery thread and a spool of sparkly thread. I then just free-handed some patterns into the hoops - next time I think I'll try sewing on other shapes  and/or putting rosettes on!

so there you have it a quick, easy and fun weekend project! 
now onto the biggest task of all... 
deciding where to hang them! 

4 comments:

whitney said...

adorable.

and my favorite because no IRON needed. that piece of shittake can stay in the closet where it belongs.

Sarah said...

so cute! love those! :)

Nikki said...

Cute! Look at you nesting ;)

Lourdes Echagarruga said...

These are adorable! i love this idea

XO Lourdes

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