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!
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.)
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?
This is pretty basic stitching. I even have a free pattern for you – and the whole thing comes together really quickly.
- 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)
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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.
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.
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.
(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.
Cut out the piece of your bottom fabric, and iron it to the main fabric with Wonder Under.
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.
If you’d like, wrap the outer hoop ring in a contrasting fabric. It just gives it a little more color.
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!
I can’t wait to put it up! I love that vintage pillowcase.
I’d love to know what you think!
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