Let’s Get Lost Summer Bicycle Embroidery Hoop Art

Lets Get Lost Summer Embroidery Hoop

This summer I have had a blast sharing some cute Summer Inspired embroidery hoops with you – and today is our last hoop in the series! For the last hoop I’ve put together this Let’s Get Lost Summer Bicycle Embroidery Hoop Art. It’s all decorated up with some sweet little flowers and a bunting – so perfect for summer. Or really any time!

And let’s face it – I have no interest in getting on a bike and riding around in a field. But there is something so sweet about that darling basket all filled up with flowers. Makes me want to get a bike. Almost. I think I’ll just keep in stitching them up and admiring their cuteness in fabric form. I’m a lot less likely to hurt myself with this version. (Though I do have a glue gun burn from this project, so maybe not so much.)

Flowers and Bicycle Embroidery Hoop

I think the hoops in this series make such a fun group together – I can’t wait to hang them up in my craft room. You can find the Hot Air Balloon Hoop here and the Retro Camper hoop here!

Fun Summer Embroidery Hoop Art

But let’s get started on our little bicycle hoop – and don’t worry – I have a free pattern for you too!

Summer Bicycle Embroidery Hoop Art

You’ll need:

  • 8″ Embroidery Hoop
  • Fabric for background
  • medium weight interfacing (or other stabilizer)
  • fusible webbing
  • scraps for bicycle pieces
  • embroidery floss for flowers and lettering
  • disappearing ink marker
  • hot glue
  • Free Let’s Get Lost Bicycle Pattern

Cut out a piece of fabric larger than your hoop for the background, and cut out all your bicycle pieces. You might need to print out a couple of the patterns in order to get the pieces whole (so they don’t overlap other pieces). I recommend fusing pieces of fusible webbing to the back of your fabric, then cutting out the fabric piece. It will stabilize it and make cutting easier.

Bicycle Pieces

Remove the paper backing from the webbing and fuse the bicycle pieces in place. Layer the pieces according to the pattern. Add your interfacing or stabilizer to the back of your background fabric. Stitch all the pieces down with your sewing machine or by hand – using a contrasting thread so it sort of outlines everything. If you are using your sewing machine, you can pop on the free motion foot and just sort of trace everything with stitching. So cute. Trace your lettering with a disappearing ink marker.

stitching bicyle pieces down

Embroider the lettering with a back stitch, then start adding in flowers for your basket. Add a few little strands of grass and more flowers at the base of the bike. You can do any sort of flowers you want, but I kept mine all french knots. Easy peasy.

flower embroidery on hoop

To finish off your embroidery add fusible webbing to the tops of some little triangles for the bunting. Fuse in place, then stitch a little row across to the top.

Pop everything in the hoop and trim the back. Glue the edges around to the back side of the hoop and you are all done!

Floral Bicycle Embroidery Hoop

If embroidery hoops aren’t you thing – these would be just as cute framed in a set for your wall – you could paint up the frames in fun colors too.

Summer Embroidery Hoops

I just love how colorful and fun they all are – but this one might just be my favorite!

Flowers and Bicycle Embroidery Pattern

Lets Get Lost Bicyle Embroidery

I’d love to hear what you think! and I hope you give it a try!

32 Comments

  • Reply September 24, 2015

    Julie

    One day I will have to stop just pinning these beautiful ideas of yours and actually try making one! I love the outlined machine stitching look, your bits and pieces are always so pretty and neat I just want to make one right now. Then I look at my piles of half done projects and think I must at least finish some of them before I start something new. Thank goodness for pinterest!

  • Bev, I adore your embroidery hoop art! Look for your Lets Get Lost Summer Bicycle Embroidery Hoop Art pinned at our DIY Sunday Showcase Talent Board!

  • Reply September 24, 2015

    Claire

    These look gorgeous, I just love all you projects especially the stitched ones they are so adorable. Great photographs as well.

  • So fabulous! LOVE it. Going to need to go dig up my embroidery supplies now…!

  • Reply September 26, 2015

    Linda

    SWEEEEEEEET!! I love everything you do!! Shared on Facebook and Pinned. Your friend, Linda @Crafts a la mode

    https://www.facebook.com/TwoSucculentSistersCrafts

  • Reply September 30, 2015

    KC the Kitchen Chopper

    As an avid cyclist this adorable embroidery caught my eye. Saw your feature at The Wednesday Round up! CUTE!

  • Reply September 30, 2015

    Jennifer Dawn

    Gorgeous project!

  • Reply October 5, 2015

    Jeanette

    Those are the most adorable things I’ve ever seen! LOVE them all!!!

  • Bev, these are adorable! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-152.html Hope to see you again this week. Have a beautiful day! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  • Reply January 14, 2016

    Jen

    How can I purchase this already made???!!!! So cute!

  • Reply March 30, 2016

    April

    Oh I love it Love it Love it!!!!! the colors the mixture of texture what a talent thank you for sharing!

  • Reply April 14, 2016

    Linda Bick

    These are so adorable!!! Thanks for the fun crafting ideas and patterns!!! ❤️

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