FALL DECOR: Embroidery hoop wreath

FALL DECOR: Embroidery hoop wreath {Heather's Handmade Life}

As much as I love my sewing machine, I also like having hand-sewing projects to do while I’m watching TV.

I go through periods of quilting — especially in the winter when it’s snuggly to be sitting underneath my “work” — or sometimes I’ll knit hats and scarves. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of cross-stitch (like these cat butts), and I got the idea for this latest project when I was surfing Pinterest for new ideas.

A wreath made from embroidery hoops? Genius. I stared at the photo for ages, trying to figure out how it was put together, but eventually had to watch a YouTube video. There was no real trick to it, just two regular wooden embroidery hoops that you can buy for a few bucks each at any craft or fabric store.

You just spread out your fabric and secure a small embroidery hoop in the centre. (I used a five-inch hoop.)

FALL DECOR: Embroidery hoop wreath {Heather's Handmade Life}

Then you flip it over so you’re looking at the back of the hoop …

FALL DECOR: Embroidery hoop wreath {Heather's Handmade Life}

… and secure a larger hoop around it. (I used a 12-inch hoop.) It’s a little tricky to centre the larger hoop around the smaller one, but it doesn’t have to be perfect.

FALL DECOR: Embroidery hoop wreath {Heather's Handmade Life} FALL DECOR: Embroidery hoop wreath {Heather's Handmade Life} FALL DECOR: Embroidery hoop wreath {Heather's Handmade Life}

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FALL DECOR: Embroidery hoop wreath {Heather's Handmade Life}
I sewed on bits of felt and buttons to add different textures
FALL DECOR: Embroidery hoop wreath {Heather's Handmade Life}
It was fun figuring out how to make leaves
FALL DECOR: Embroidery hoop wreath {Heather's Handmade Life}
I can’t wait to make one of these for each season!
FALL DECOR: Embroidery hoop wreath {Heather's Handmade Life}
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4 Comments on “FALL DECOR: Embroidery hoop wreath

  1. What a beautiful wreath! I learned to cross-stitch when I was a little girl, but I haven’t done it for years. I think it’s time to dig out my old supplies. 🙂

    • Thanks, Gina! This was super fast to do — almost like doodling with no real plan!

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