A couple of years ago I made my sister some art for her sewing room out of an embroidery hoop, fabric, and an iron on picture. I absolutely loved it and have wanted one for myself ever since. I’m finally going to make one and show you how to do it too!
- Embroidery hoop- any size or color you want
- Fabric big enough to stretch over your hoop (I used woven fabric. If you use knit, you may find it easier to use interfacing to stabelize it.)
- Printable heat transfer paper andprinter or vinyl and vinyl cutter.
- Picture you want to put on your project
- Optional: charms and ribbon
Here we go!…
I am going to use supplies I already have on hand from past projects. First, I have my loom and fabric. I need to make sure the fabric will fit in the loom and easily stretch over it. Next, measure the size of your fabric to determine the size picture you will need. I am using this PDF cut file you can find for free HERE. We also have many other cut files available, some are free and some are available to purchase. You can find all of them HERE. You will need to be able to edit it, so use the program that works best for you and your devices. Resize your picture to fit your loom, and be sure to make it a mirror image if you’re using a printer.
Once you have printed (or cut) your picture, follow the instructions for your particular paper to iron it onto the fabric. Be sure to center it on your fabric first.
While mine cooled down, I gathered my optional charms and ribbon. Set your fabric in your loom and tighten it, stretching it gently as you go. Trim off most of the excess fabric. I like to hot glue it to the back of the hoop to keep it all in place and make it look tidy.
If you aren’t adding any other embellishments, you can be done here! I have a bunch of sewing charms and flower charms that I had from a bulk order on amazon for a different project, so I’m going to use those. You could also use beads, bracelet charms, dangly earrings you don’t use anymore, just get creative. I set them out on my hoop to decide where I wanted everything to go, and then just hand sewed each one on. Other optional things are to add a ribbon and/or bow at the top to hang it, or glue ribbon around the back if you want to hide the fabric edge.
Yay! You have lovely embroidery hoop art decoration to hang in your sewing room, or anywhere in your house!