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Nice 'n' Simple
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Embroidery

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Bideford, England, GB
2008
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framing in the hoop

i don't know why but when it comes to my crafts
i am a neat freak
so when i did an embroidery for a recent swap i just couldn't bear to leave the messy stitching exposed,
also i had cut the fabric too small to lace it onto the hoop, i searched for a tutorial to finish off your work in a hoop but couldn't find one, so this is what i came up with

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Instructions

  • How to make an embroidery hoop frame. How To Frame Your Embroidery In A Hoop. - Step 1
    Step 1

    take the hoop you will be working your embroidery in and
    draw around the inside of the inner hoop on mounting board

  • How to make an embroidery hoop frame. How To Frame Your Embroidery In A Hoop. - Step 2
    Step 2

    cut out your disc, then trim it so it is a little smaller

  • How to make an embroidery hoop frame. How To Frame Your Embroidery In A Hoop. - Step 3
    Step 3

    cut out a circle of fleece or wadding
    i drew around a hoop 1" bigger than the hoop i'm doing the embroidery on so the hoop i'm working my piece on is a 4" and the fabric disc is 5"

  • How to make an embroidery hoop frame. How To Frame Your Embroidery In A Hoop. - Step 4
    Step 4

    next cut out your backing fabric
    {again 1" bigger than finished embroidery}

  • How to make an embroidery hoop frame. How To Frame Your Embroidery In A Hoop. - Step 5
    Step 5

    next layer the fabrics and lace onto the card disc

  • How to make an embroidery hoop frame. How To Frame Your Embroidery In A Hoop. - Step 6
    Step 6

    until it looks like this

  • How to make an embroidery hoop frame. How To Frame Your Embroidery In A Hoop. - Step 7
    Step 7

    cut out your finished embroidered piece 2" bigger than your embroidery hoop

  • How to make an embroidery hoop frame. How To Frame Your Embroidery In A Hoop. - Step 8
    Step 8

    i added another piece of fleece for a nice padded look
    i trimmed this off close to the hoop

  • How to make an embroidery hoop frame. How To Frame Your Embroidery In A Hoop. - Step 9
    Step 9

    then i stuck down my embroidered fabric with
    double sided tape on the inside of the hoop

  • How to make an embroidery hoop frame. How To Frame Your Embroidery In A Hoop. - Step 10
    Step 10

    all stuck down

  • How to make an embroidery hoop frame. How To Frame Your Embroidery In A Hoop. - Step 11
    Step 11

    take your disc of fabric covered card
    and push into the back of the hoop firmly
    {i didn't use any glue}

  • How to make an embroidery hoop frame. How To Frame Your Embroidery In A Hoop. - Step 12
    Step 12

    you get a nice padded effect

  • How to make an embroidery hoop frame. How To Frame Your Embroidery In A Hoop. - Step 13
    Step 13

    finished!

  • How to make an embroidery hoop frame. How To Frame Your Embroidery In A Hoop. - Step 14
    Step 14

    i hope this is easy to follow
    and it comes in useful for any other neat freak crafters like me!

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Comments

vInTaGe~VioLeT
vInTaGe~VioLeT · Bideford, England, GB · 43 projects

no problem Hannah - have fun stitching - i love how inventive your first hoop was!

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hannah g.
hannah g. · Cardiff, Wales, GB · 58 projects

thanks for sharing this very informative how-to ^_^
i tried to teach myself embroidery a while back (of course, then i didnt have the real hoop so i used a bottomless cake tin and tied my fabric to it with elastic XD) but since then have gotten all the right stuff and am learning properly. cant wait until i have something nice enough to frame in a hoop Happy

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lauren x
lauren x

WOW

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vInTaGe~VioLeT
vInTaGe~VioLeT · Bideford, England, GB · 43 projects

thanks for the comment - i am hoping to get a bunch of my patterns available to buy in my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/VINTAGEhaberdashery it won't be for awhile but do keep checking Happy

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Sweet C.
Sweet C. · Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, CL · 5 projects

thanks for the amazing tutorial!

what I loved the most is the Alice in Wonderland cross stitch! Do you think you could share the pattern? Happy

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Sarah Marie Sparkesy
Sarah Marie Sparkesy

That is gorgeous! x

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects

Like this a lot , so neat! And making a nice behind of your crafts is really great, thanks for the sharing.!

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vInTaGe~VioLeT
vInTaGe~VioLeT · Bideford, England, GB · 43 projects

i've tried to edit this tute but can't seem to do it!

in steps 3 & 4 i've said to cut a disc of fabric 2" bigger but it should be 1" larger than the hoop size - sorry!

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