Cross Stitch is making a comeback! This is now my 3rd cross stitch family project, and I think I might be hooked – it’s just so fun to see families done in cross stitch. I framed my other two projects, one in a traditional frame, and one in a framed display that I made. With this one, I wanted to try something different, and I love how it turned out. I’m going to show you How to Display Cross Stitch in a Hoop – it’s really cute that way!
I wanted to make this for my mom for Christmas, but I never got to it… so I whipped it up for her birthday instead. My parents are hobby farmers and now have chickens, goats, and a few cows.
So, let’s jump right in!
How to Display Cross Stitch in a Hoop
–cross stitch project (I created my pattern using the Farm Animal book from Stitch People)
–wooden embroidery hoop (I painted the outside part, the one with the screw on it, red!)
–scissors, hot glue
Just a sidenote, I don’t actually like to use wooden embroidery hoops when I’m stitching. My most favorite hoop ever is the one by Dritz, here. It holds your project tight and it’s amazing. You’ll never use a wooden hoop again. But, that being said, wooden hoops are really cute and look great. So stitch in the Dritz hoop, but then display in the wooden hoop. It’s a win-win.
Center your project into your hoop, and tighten it down. Then cut the excess fabric all the way around, leaving about 1/2 inch or so.
Flip the project over and glue that excess edge to the inner wooden hoop using hot glue. Ignore the messy back 😉
Now trace the whole hoop onto a piece of white felt.
Cut out the felt about 1/4 inch inside the line you drew. Flip the hoop over and glue the felt down over the entire back – this will hide any mess! It makes the project nice and finished.
I am really liking the painted hoop on this! Then you can just use a thumbtack and hang it on the wall. Easy peasy.
Just a few more shots of the cross stitch details – it’s all in the details! Thread variations, etc.
That’s it! Hope you learned a little about How to Display Cross Stitch in a Hoop!
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