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:
- Cut strips of fabric 4cm wide and sew them together.
- Fold the raw edges inwards and press.
- Wrap the folded fabric around the hoop using a clip to hold the start in place.
- Once the whole hoop is wrapped secure the start and end with a few stitches.
To create a display loop:
- Cut 2 strips of 20x4cm wide fabric.
- Place pieces right sides together, sew around leaving top edge unsewn, turn out the right way and slip stitch the gap closed.