I had such a fun time at our Craft Club mixing vinyl with embroidery hoops that I tackled another project – Vinyl Embroidery Hoop Decor. SO cute for nursery decor and so much more. Are you scared to try heat transfer vinyl? Don’t be! Start with a small project like this and you’ll be a pro in no time!
So cute, right?! I have all the details on how to make them for yourself!
Vinyl Embroidery Hoop Decor
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Craft Bundles. Post may contain affiliate links. All of the cut files I used for this project are from the Gigantic April Craft Bundle – you guys, there are soooooo many things in the bundle!! Bundle packed with 18 premium fonts from 9 font families and over 1000 SVG cut files, clipart, and digital papers! Normally priced at $365, now you can download it for ONLY $22 with full commercial license included! See, told ya it was loaded! I used the Scandinavian Kids Collection for my project, but there are others to consider or even use some of the new fonts to type up your own phrases.
So many options for so much crafting!
How to use HTV Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Cut from the back side
- Weed out unwanted vinyl
- Iron to project
- Peel off carrier sheet
I have a quick video of my project for an overview for you – enjoy!
For this project you’ll need:
–decals (I used these cute ones from Craft Bundles)
–fabric (pro tip – I use flat sheets from garage sales or thrift stores – TONS of fabric for only $1 or so!)
How to Trace PNGs with Silhouette Software
I used my Silhouette for this project, but any vinyl cutting machine will work! Here’s my process – I drew circles the size of my embroidery hoops that I wanted to use – then I mixed and matched various decals into them until I settled on the ones I wanted to use:
Then I pulled all the circles out of my design (there’s no reason to cut the circles), and squished everything together and then mirrored the whole image (when you cut Heat Transfer Vinyl, your design needs to be MIRRORED!!)
Now, these images I used were PNG files, so they were image files, not cut files – no problem! I used my tracing tool to highlight what I wanted traced and traced them.
THEN, it’ll make cut lines – here you can see where I pulled the cut lines down. Those are the ones you’ll use to cut your design. Hope that makes sense!
How to Use Heat Transfer Vinyl
Once you have your project cut and ready, go ahead and weed out the excess vinyl – pull off anything that’s unwanted and only leave your decal on the carrier sheet:
Then place your decal on your fabric and PRESS – it’s more of a “press”, less of an “iron”
Then once it’s adhered to the fabric – you’re wanting the vinyl to really melt into the fabric – you can peel up that carrier sheet:
Vinyl Embroidery Hoop Decor Assembly
Once you have all your vinyl decals added to the fabric, you can put the fabric into embroidery hoops. Tighten the fabric in the hoop. Then cut away the excess fabric from the back.
That’s all there is to it! Grab your bundle from CraftBundles and have fun creating your own hoops!