How To: Cover/Wrap An Embroidery Hoop With Fabric – Perfect Scrap Busting Project

Wrapping an embroidery hoop: A perfect way to finish off completed embroidery/sewing makes when displaying them in an embroidery hoop

Now I have got my sewing Christmas makes (Folded Tree Decorations, Mini Fabric Stockings) out of the way I have been able to focus on finishing some of the embroidery makes I have been working on over the last few months. First one completed is a embroidered flowers embroidery hoop.  The pattern is one I put together using a pattern from Crossstitcher magazine (April 2018).  The original pattern was too big to fit in the hoop I was using so I used bits from the pattern to fill the hoop.

I wanted to do something a bit different with the embroidery hoop and also wanted to combine this with using up some of my scrap fabrics so I decided to cover the hoop with fabric.

Covering/wrapping an embroidery hoop:

  1. Cut strips of fabric 4cm wide and sew them together.
  2. Fold the raw edges inwards and press.
  3. Wrap the folded fabric around the hoop using a clip to hold the start in place.
  4. Once the whole hoop is wrapped secure the start and end with a few stitches.
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To create a display loop:

  1. Cut 2 strips of 20x4cm wide fabric.
  2. Place pieces right sides together, sew around leaving top edge unsewn, turn out the right way and slip stitch the gap closed.
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