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Sewing Tutorial: Solar System Embroidery Hoop Decoration

This Solar System themed embroidery hoop makes the perfect decoration for a space themed room and would be a great gift for any space fans out there.

I received the Outer Space fat quarters set by The Craft Cotton Company and soon as I saw it I knew it would be perfect for some sort of wall decoration, I have already made a space themed wall hanging previously so decided to do something a little bit different and make an embroidery hoop decoration with a solar system pattern.

I opted to use the star pattern fat quarter from the fat quarter pack but it was a tough choice as the quarters with planet details one would also look good – might have to make another one using that at some point!

Fabrics gifted by The Craft Cotton Company.

This would also make a great cushion, you could make a round one or a square. If making a square one – instead of sewing the planet names around in a circle you could sew them around the square edge.

Solar System Embroidery Hoop:


  • Felt – in various colours for the planets/sun.
  • Felt – to form a backing piece for the hoop.
  • Embroidery hoop.
  • Scissors.
  • Fabric for the background – I used the star detailed fat quarter from the Outer Space fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company.
  • Needle.
  • Thread.
  • Ribbon to create loop at top of the hoop.


  1. Cut out 8 planets from the different felt colours, and one large semi circle for the sun.
  2. Choose a fat quarter from the set and place into the embroidery hoop.
  3. Sew on the sun and planets.
  4. Sew on details to the planets.
  5. Using French Knots add in an asteroid belt.

  1. Sew the names of each of the planets around the edge of the hoop.
  2. Leaving a 5cm gap cut around the edge of the hoop.
  3. Sew around the edge then pull to close the fabric around the back of the hoop.
  4. Cut a circle of felt to cover the back of the hoop, then sew to secure.
  1. Create a loop at the top of the hoop using thread/ribbon.

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