Embroidery Hoop Art

Do you ever fall in love with unique colors or shapes of buttons but have no place to use them? Try turning them into a simple piece of Embroidery Hoop Art! Use embroidery hoops and some fabric remnants to create a canvas and sew on your buttons.

Embroidery Hoop Art Final 2

To make this Embroidery Hoop Art, you will need the following materials:

Embroidery Hoops in various sizes

Fabric to use as the canvas

Embroidery floss in coordinating colors

Needle

Scissors

Embroidery Hoop Art Materials

For this project I used black and white buttons:

Button Jar Black  540001004

Button Jar White  540001003

Favorite Findings Flower Pop  550001510

Coordinates Illusion  493003039

Wood Flowers Black and White  470002502

White Flowers  062501114

Embroidery Hoop Art Buttons

If you are creating multiple pieces, determine which fabric to use on each size embroidery hoop. Remove the outer ring of the hoop and place the fabric over the inside hoop with the right side of the fabric facing you. Pull the fabric tight and smooth and place the outer ring over the inside ring, pinching the fabric between the hoops. Tighten while keeping the fabric smooth.

Embroidery Hoop Art Step1

Next, create a layout for the buttons. Try layering different shapes, sizes and colors. Once your layout is complete, take a quick photo with your phone or mark locations with a light pencil mark. Thread the embroidery floss through the needle and begin sewing the buttons onto the face of the fabric. Once you have all your buttons in place, cut the floss and knot the ends in the back.

Embroidery Hoop Art Step2

Pull the fabric tight again if it has sagged some during the sewing process. Trim the excess fabric about to 3 inches all the way around the hoop. Begin to fold the excess fabric behind the hoop. I added a few stitches with the floss to hold the fabric in place so it doesn’t show from the front.

Embroidery Hoop Art Final

Hang and enjoy! Check back later this year for some special holiday versions of this Embroidery Hoop Art!

HAPPY CRAFTING!!

 

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