Hello Sunshine Embroidery Hoop Art

One of my favorite things to do in my down time is embroidery. I seem to have a hard time just hanging out and watching a movie – without working on some sort of project at the same time. That is especially true in the summer! Embroidery projects are so perfect for taking along on road trips, or to do while hanging out at the pool with the kids.

So today I have a fun little stitching project for you ! It’s perfect for summer, or really any time of year!
It’s my little Hello Sunshine Embroidery Hoop Art.

Hello Sunshine Hoop Art

It’s a sweet little design embroidered on linen, then fused onto a vintage sheet. You could use any fabric/prints though – it’s perfect for stashbusting too!

Hello Sunshine Embroidery

It’s a very basic embroidery stitch too – so it’s a great beginner project. And it has hedgehogs – which are always adorable.


So are you ready for a quickie tutorial?

Here’s what you’ll need:

One 8″ embroidery Hoop/
Scraps of fabric for word and hedgehog embroidery
Background fabric – at least a 10″ piece
Fusible webbing like Wonder Under
Disappearing Ink Pen (to trace pattern)
Embroidery Floss
Hello Sunshine Embroidery Pattern

Start by tracing just the word bubble and lettering on a piece of fabric. I usually tape my pattern up in a window, then tape my fabric over it. Boom. Instant light box.
Use a disappearing marker to trace the design.

tracing embroidery

Once your design is traced, pop your fabric in your embroidery hoop and begin stitching. I used a back stitch for the entire project. If you need help with that stitch, you can check out my How To Do That: Embroidery Page. It has super easy mini-tutorials for basic embroidery stitches.

back stitch hello

I started with the “Hello”, then moved to “sunshine”.

back stitch embroidery

Then finish off by outlining the bubble.

embroidery hello sunshine

Repeat your process for the little hedgies.

embroidered hedgehog

Trim about 1/4″ around all your designs. Iron the pieces onto your fusible webbing and peel off the backing. Iron the embroidery pieces onto base fabric. (Lay them out first inside your embroidery hoop to make sure everybody fits and looks nice.)

fusing on embroidery

Iron away, then put your fabric into your hoop. Trim the extra fabric off and glue the edges to the inside of the back of the hoop. You can finish off the inside with some trim or just cover the whole back with a piece of felt.

And that’s it! Wouldn’t that be fun to stitch up on your next road trip?

Hedghog Hoop Art

Hello Sunshine

Hedgehog Embroidery

I hope you like it!

Are you a traveling crafter? What do you like to craft on the road?

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  • Reply July 31, 2013

    Jaime Jenkins

    One of my favorite projects of yours!

  • Reply August 1, 2013


    So cute! :)

  • Reply August 1, 2013

    Judy Clark

    How cute!! You come up with the cutest ideas! So creative!


  • Reply August 1, 2013


    Super cute!! The hedgies are so cute!! I like to digital scrapbook in the car :)

  • Reply August 1, 2013


    I love this! The little hedgies are adorable!

  • SOOOOO beyond cute! Those little hedgehogs are just adorable! I’m loving your vintage sheet projects. :)

  • Reply August 7, 2013


    Oh how CUTE!!!! What a fun little piece, just adorable!!!! :)

  • Reply August 13, 2013

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

    I’m feeling inspired to pull out my embroidery supplies again!!

  • Reply August 24, 2013


    Ahh, so cute! I am definatly going to try this. I love it so much. I like to always have a ball of yarn and crochet hook when Im out! This is a lovely space and am so glad I found it! xx

  • Reply August 26, 2013


    That is so sweet! Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply January 17, 2014

    Crystal @ Sew Creative

    Hi Bev!

    You inspire me! I set a goal for myself to learn and improve on my creative skills in 2014. Making more Embroidery Hoop Art is one of the skills I would like to work on. :)

    I did a post with some Weekend Inspiration and included your Hello Sunshine Embroidery Hoop Art. It can be found here:


    Best Wishes,


  • Reply December 28, 2015


    I have just stumbled onto your page and this made me fall in love with your blog and patterns. I have two pet hedgehogs and everything hedgehog wins my heart!! Thank you for the amazingly cute pattern and super freaking adorable hedgehogs! I am honestly tempted to embroider just the hedgehogs onto everything I can!

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