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How to Make a “My Craft Room” Embroidery Hoop with Kelly Jordan From Crafty Kelly

In this project Kelly Jordan A.K.A Crafty Kelly, walks you through how to make this beautiful embroidery hoop for your craft room.

You will need:

  • Elbesee 6 inch Embroidery Hoop or any size you would like to use
  • Lace 1.5"X30 Yards-Ivory
  • Caroline Satin Lace Edge Ribbon 1" Wide 5 Yards
  • Embroidery Floss Super Giant Pack
  • GOLD EYE EMBROIDERY NEEDLES NO 3-9
  • KANZASHI FLOWER MAKER SMALL (Orchid Petal)
  • KANZASHI FLOWER MAKER SMALL (Pointed Petal
  • Unbleached Osnaburg 45insX25yds Bolt
  • Homespun Fat Quarters 12pcs- Brown & Natural or Hessian Natural Fat Quarter
  • Homespun Fat Quarters 12pcs- Red
  • Buttons
  • Kelly Creates Pack of Traceable Stamps
  • Dreamees Set of 3 Easy Grip Acrylic Blocks
  • An ink pad in a similar colour to your fabric

Time to Make: 2 to 3 hours

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced

Instructions:

  1. First, Loosen the screw on your embroidery hoop, remove the outer ring, and place the fabric over the inner ring.

    Replace the outer ring and tighten the screw. You want your fabric to be drum tight in the hoop, so gently pull on the edges all the way around before the screw is fully tightened.
  2. Next Turn over your hoop so that the fabric is flat to your table (the hoop keeps the fabric taut for you to stamp on to).

    Use your letter stamps to stamp out your chosen words on to your fabric. Use an ink colour that is similar to your fabric.
  3. OR

    Using your PC open Pages/Word find a font you like and type out your message then print this out (A), ensure that your message fits in your hoop.

    Put your fabric over the print and trace the words on to the fabric using a pencil (B). (if you have a light box this will help to trace but it is not essential.

    I have done a mix of both as I wanted the word craft to be bigger and I didn’t have a stamp big enough.
  4. Choose any colours you would like to complete your design. I have used black and red for my writing, but you can use anything you want.

    Embroidery threads are made up of 6 strands, but we only want to use 2 or 3 strands when sewing.

    Cut a length of thread and carefully split it into 2 or 3 pieces.
  5. Use a chain stitch to follow the lines of your words.
  6. Now Loosen the screw on your embroidery hoop, remove the outer ring and fabric, turn your fabric over and place the fabric over the inner ring.

    Replace the outer ring and tighten the screw. You want your fabric to be drum tight in the hoop, so gently pull on the edges all the way around before the screw is fully tightened again.

    For a tidy finish use a running stitch on the lose fabric on the back of you hoop, pull tight and secure.
  7. Using some thick lace ribbon tie a bow and attach to the bottom of your fabric hoop (or where ever you would like it) with a few stitches or a glue gun.
  8. For the intermediate/advanced crafter who wishes to embellish further continue with the next steps.

  9. Lace Ribbon Flowers.
    Using a 23cm piece of lace ribbon (A), fold it in half widthways, then do a running stitch on the closed edge on the lace (B).

    When you have come to the end gather the lace to one end of your thread (C).
  10. Roll the lace putting in stitches as you go onto the bottom closed edge (D/E). Repeat this with your thick (1.5”) and thin (1”) Lace and make as many flowers at you require.

    I made 3.
  11. Fabric Flowers.
    Use a KANZASHI FLOWER MAKER SMALL (Pointed Petal and Orchid Petal) to create some fabric flowers. These comes with very clear instruction and is very easy to use.
    Make as many flowers at you require. I made 3.
  12. You can either use your lace flower or buttons to embellish the centre of your fabric flowers.

    Find what works for you.
  13. Arrange your finished flowers on your hoop in a formation that you like, then stitch them to your fabric.

    You could also use a glue gun for this step if you did not want to stitch it.