4 May 2014

sew. personalised embroidery hoop.

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I have done other embroidery hoop posts here and here but wanted to try out a new hoop that involved a bit of free machine stitching and I loved doing this.
I also tried out a boy's name and another girls one whilst adding some extras...check out end of post.

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You'll need:
// An embroidery hoop (this is 7")
// A large piece of background fabric (larger than hoop)
// Scraps of fabric backed in Bondaweb to use for initial letter
// Thread
// A drawing of the capital letter you'll use to check against size of hoop etc.

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// Cut out size of fabric for initial letter as desired
// Iron on the pieces in position

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// Using the free machinery embroidery technique, sew around the edge of the fabric to create the finish you want.

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// Place the needle in position again ready to free stitch the rest of the name.
// Carefully stitch along letters as you would if writing the name.
// When at the end then I stitched backwards to give it some extra definition.

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// On the back I stitched on our name and backed this on to the main image.
// To follow more detailed instructions on how to finish the hoop by cutting and glue gunning head here.

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I loved how it turned out and can't wait to get to cuddle the little ba it was made for!

To see who I'm linking up with head here.

Check out my giveaway to win a hoop of your choice!

I made 'Ruby' using the same method but added a felt flower i had left over from making these headbands and I wanted a more boyish look for 'Harrison" so went for a bit of tweed against a coarser blue fabric.

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  1. These are so cute! I need to try this technique! If you have a second, I'd love if you came by and linked up at The Makers link party over on my blog, persialou.com. :)

  2. Definitely...really easy when you get the hang of it! Heading your way now!!

  3. These are fabulous! Love them. I'd love to see you join us at Inspire Us Thursdays on www.theinspiredwren.com.

  4. This caught my eye - I love the deer print and my daughter's middle name is Emmeline:) I'd forgotten all about free machine embroidery. Time to get back into it! Thanks for linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do!

    1. I love the name...so gorgeous! Thanks for popping by :)

  5. Hello! This is my first time visiting your site- it is absolutely lovely!!! I will be following on Bloglovin'- fun to find you through Peacoats and Plaid!

    1. Awwww thanks so much! So glad you stopped by...loved finding your blog too and follow along :)

  6. This is so stinkin' cute I can hardly stand it!!! Featuring you tomorrow!!! XO, Aimee - www.ItsOverflowing.com

  7. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come stop by and grab a featured button :) http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2014/05/your-whims-wednesday-163-and-features.html

  8. I just found an embroidery hoop at goodwill! Great idea!
    Over The Apple Tree

  9. I LOVE this idea! I just finished doing a crafty prayer box swap and am wishing I would have found this before I sent my crafts out. But no worries...it gives me time to practice before doing another swap. SO EXCITED to make this :)