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Hoop Art: Fall Project
This very easy Fall-themed project makes a nice gift for .... We used the designs of Pumpkin Motif and of Owl (free design). Both designs are for the large (5" x 7") hoop.
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You will need :
  • embroidery threads, either polyester or rayon (feel free to choose your own colors),
  • cut-away medium-weight stabilizer,
  • light-colored fabric for the embroidery (wwe used Osnaburg),
  • 2 round hoops for hand embroidery, 9" and/or 10" diameter,
  • sewing needle and thread (some hand-stitching will be required),
  • a piece of cord or ribbon to hang the finished work,
  • polyester craft felt of any color,
  • acrylic paint and brush,
  • scissors, graphic pencil,
  • iron,
  • small screw driver (the one from your machine kit will work),
  • (optional) additional embellishments, such as small beads, rhinestones or buttons. We used leaf shaped buttons in fall colors.
Stabilize the fabric for embroidery with medium-weight cut-away stabilizer. Hoop it tightly.

Upload the embroidery files into the machine and embroider them one by one.
Press the stitch-outs. Do not remove the stabilizer!

If you want to decorate the stitch-outs with rhinestones or hot-fix crystals, do it at this stage.

Now set the stitch-outs aside for the time being.
You can download the free design here:


Painting the Hoop (optional):
While the machine is doing the embroidery, you can paint the hoops.

Open the hoop and paint the outer circle (the one with the screw). Leave to air dry.
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While you are waiting the hoops to dry, lay the craf felt on a table. Take the inner circle of the hoops and a graphite pencil.

Trace the inside of the inner circle.
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Cut out along the trace line. You'll need 2 felt circles.
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Now insert the stitch-out into the hoop. Stretch the fabric to avoid any creases and folds. Tighten the screw.
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If you use decorative buttons , sew them on now.
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Cut away the excess stabilizer around the hoop ring. Take care not to cut the fabric.
Then cut away the excess fabric, leaving margins about 1 1/2"- 2".
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Thread the needle and baste along the outer edge. Pull the thread to gather the fabric. Tie the thread and cut.
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Cover the back with the felt circle. Sew the felt circle to the fabric along the outer edge of the felt.
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Attach small cord/ribbon loop to the screw and you are done.
Have fun!
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