Home Sweet Home Embroidery Hoop Art

So I have been having a blast making some new Hoop Art – I can’t wait for you to see!

I have been working on a little gallery wall in the living room and I wanted to create a fun piece of hoop art – so I came up with this Home Sweet Home Embroidery Hoop Art!

Home Sweet Home Embroidery Hoop Art

I’ve been obsessed lately with Lucky Jackson embroidery. I was apparently living under a rock and missed her whole 365 Lucky Days series – where she created a different piece of hoop art every day. It is pure awesomeness - go check it out when you have a few hours.

Her artwork is a fun combo of sketchy stitching and pretty fabrics – which you know is right up my alley! So my piece is kind of a homage to her fabulous style. (homage is a fun word.)

Home Sweet Home

I love this fun little Home Sweet Home stitching. It reminds me of an old sampler. Especially on this pretty vintage sheet! Isn’t it a sweet combo?

Home Sweet Home Hoop Art and Pattern

This is pretty basic stitching. I even have a free pattern for you – and the whole thing comes together really quickly.

You’ll need:

  • linen for embroidery part
  • embroidery thread
  • floral fabric (I used a vintage pillowcase)
  • contrast fabric for bottom section
  • lace piece
  • 9″ hoop
  • wonder under
  • glue for fabric on back (hot glue is quick and easy)

Home Sweet Home Embroidery Hoop Art Pattern

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Start by printing out your pattern. Trace it onto a piece of linen that is at least an 11″ circle. A super easy way to do this is to tape the pattern to the window – then tape the fabric over it. Trace design with a disappearing ink pen.

tracing embroidery

Stitch all the letters, and the border of the frame with a back stitch. To make the little leaves around the frame, use a lazy daisy stitch. If you need help with these stitches, you can check out the How To Do That: Embroidery page.

home sweet home stitching

Once your stitching is all done, cut a piece of Wonder Under just a little larger than the frame. Iron the Wonder Under to the back of the stitching.

wonder under embroidery

(No mocking my not-so-tidy stitching k?) ;)

Trim the fabric around the frame so you have just a small border around the stitching. Peel off the Wonder Under carefully and iron your frame onto your main fabric.

vintage sheet hoop art

Cut out the piece of your bottom fabric, and iron it to the main fabric with Wonder Under.

faux bois fabric

Trim a strip of Wonder Under and iron it to the back of a piece of lace, then iron your lace to cover up the top edge of the bottom fabric.

lace and wonder under

If you’d like, wrap the outer hoop ring in a contrasting fabric. It just gives it a little more color.

wrapped embroidery hoop

Put the whole thing together, making sure your lace and frame are straight. Trim the fabric so there is about an 1″ all the way around. Glue the fabric to the inside of the hoop. If you would like, you can glue a circle of felt over the back of the hoop to make everything tidy. And now you’re all done!

home sweet home embroidery

Stitched Hoop Art

I can’t wait to put it up! I love that vintage pillowcase.

embroidery hoop art (3)

Home Sweet Home Hoop Art

I’d love to know what you think!

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9 Comments

  • Reply June 4, 2013

    Luisa

    This is sooooadorable. Your creativity astounds me!

  • Reply June 4, 2013

    Jaime Jenkins

    Bev that is so darling! Great job!

  • Reply June 4, 2013

    Judy Clark

    What a sweet embroidery hoop project. Will definitely make this one.

    Your embroidery looks pretty good on the back! My Mom and Nana always told me my embroidery back should be just as neat as on the front. But, that ain’t ever gonna happen! LOL

    Judy

  • This is the CUTEST thing, Bev!! I just adore it! And I’m definitely checking out the 365 days of hoop art. I have an old metal hoop I haven’t decided how to use. :)

  • That is so darling! I love the lace part. I’m trying to figure out what I want to do with my embroidery hoop – it’s still hanging with some two tone purple and metallic green fabric. I’m wondering if I could use some of the decorative stitches on my machine – it doesn’t do embroidery and I gave up on hand embroidery years ago :)

  • Reply June 4, 2013

    Tai

    This is so very cute! Amazing job, as always!

  • Thanks for much for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts – you were featured today!
    –Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  • Reply June 10, 2013

    Krista Hansen

    Super cute!! Love it!

  • Reply June 26, 2013

    Krissy

    Bev, I love this! I wanted to let you know that I’ve included your hoop art in a round-up on my blog today. Thanks for sharing!

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