Tuesday, 9 March 2010

how to frame your embroidery in a hoop.

i don't know why but when it comes to my crafts
i am a neat freak
so when i did the embroidery for the Alice 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, i asked at the PhatQuarter group and got some good ideas there
but
this is what i came up with

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

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

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"
{edited from 2" to 1"}

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

next layer the fabrics and lace onto the card disc

until it looks like this

work your embroidery in your hoop

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

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

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


all stuck down

take your disc of fabric covered card
and push into the back of the hoop firmly

{i didn't use any glue}

you get a nice padded effect

finished!

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

41 comments:

Juanita Tortilla said...

Wowza! Great tutorial.

Nice to know that you're a neat crafter. (I sure am not!)

Bunny said...

Great tutorial, love that little embroidery work. Beautiful

Apryl said...

it looks lovely... I have a little embroidered Mad Hatter my friend gave me and was wondering how I would frame it...

Whatever James said...

Awesome! Great tutorial and very much needed. Only thing left is to actually finish something ;)

Me said...

Thank you - I was so irritated by how not neat the embroidery hoop framed gift I made for my nephew turned out - I tried hiding the mess with ribbon and think I made it worse...

http://thosenorthernskies.blogspot.com/2010/02/my-nephew-turns-one.html

I like how this works out and when I make more hand prints, I am using your plan... :)

even-star said...

have been wanting to know how to do this for like EVAR. I have three pieces I can now finish properly. Thank you so much for sharing!

Suzanne Vaughan said...

Fab tutorial. I am going to have a go at this.

Craftomania Tools said...

I love your work! just voted for you on craftjuice!

wildwoodflwr said...

Brilliant! I've been trying to figure out how to do this exact thing. Thank you so much.

Mahshed said...

Great tutorial! I've been doing something similar to finish my embroidery, but not as clean as your method. I also like the use of padding!
My only problem is finding wooden or bamboo embroidery hoops to frame my pieces in. Do you have any suggestions? Online shops that ship to Canada?

Annette T said...

Thank you Thank you! I prefer things to be finished off neat or I won't like them when they are done! Thanks again! Annette T

Izabela said...

this is so cool, your tutorials are being something you are waiting for and you don't get disappointed

thanks for sharing
xxx

Cyn said...

This is a great tutorial on how to finish your embroidery off. Thanks for sharing it.

TiLT said...

That is awesome!!! I have been looking for ways to finish off my pieces...this is the best way I've run across yet - thanks :)

Caryn said...

Great tute. Im about to make a picture in a hoop and was wondering about finishing the back and yes Im another neat freak too. Thanks for sharing.

Fourteen Countess said...

I just found this tutorial-- what an amazing idea! I'm going to try this with my next framing project. Thanks so much!

Bibbi Maria said...

I would love to link to you from our cross stitch blogg www.korsstygnsarkivet.blogspot.com
I hope it is OK for you to take one of your pictures also. I'll link it of course. Thank you in advance, Maria

wilbs said...

just what i was looking for! thank you.

-xo

sirwilbenshire.blogspot.com

Darcy said...

its almost 3 am and finding this saved me! thank youuu!

Забава said...

Большое спасибо!

Guerilla Embroidery said...

This looks like a great tutorial - just what I was looking for. I am going to attempt this with a big quilting hoop (16") So I will let you know how it turns out!

lilipopo said...

thankyou, I had absolutely no idea how to do this! It's been driving me crazy. great tutorial, I shall go off and try it

Kate x

Laurie Anne said...

I'm a new follower and I have to say what a great post to read as my first here...I love the cushioned effect. Very clever!
I look forward to following your creative adventures.

Liz, the Crazy Handspun Thread Lady said...

Very cute!!

Fairy Cakes said...

Where did you get all of your Alice in Wonderland patterns?

Shala Kerrigan said...

Thank you, this was exactly what I was looking for a project.

Victoria said...

just what i was looking for! thank you!

Nenny said...

You're awesome! Thank you for the idea and tutorial :D

Elegantpaws said...

That's a great idea and it looks so good! Thanks for the idea! xx

vivi said...

Wow! I just finished my first cross stitch and was looking to frame it in a hoop instead of a frame. This was the first thing I clicked on. It's perfect! Thank you so much for sharing!

helen @ forty percent fringe: sixty percent face said...

This is fab, thank you. I am doing machine embroidered designs and want to frame them in the hoops..I think this method will work for it :) Hx

iMake said...

This is a brilliant tutorial - thank you

Jamie B said...

This is completely fabulous - thank you so much for sharing!

Cozygirl said...

Any other great ideas to frame stitchings?

Anonymous said...

This is by far the best finishing off I have seen....Thanks so much for sharing!

Cosmic Kick said...

This is amazing. Bookmarking and subscribing!

suzannegegna artist & poet said...

Thank you....a great and useful turorial!

Akmal said...

Wonderful idea! The outcome looks beautiful

Joelle Lester said...

Thank you for the awesome tutorial!

loulouinwonderland said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! You helped me mount some very cute christmas ornaments!

http://loulouinwonderland.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/the-one-where-i-begin-christmas-crafty-times/

Anonymous said...

Great tutorial. Thank you! I've been searching how to do this for some time. Now I can finish my work.