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As my first Christmas project of the year, I am going to walk you through on how to make these embroidery hoops. I love buffalo check which I purchased mine at Joanns. It’s great because it was on sale and I used an additional 20% off total purchase. Then I stacked it with a 15% cashback from Ibotta to save money. If you never heard of this, Ibotta is an app that you can download onto your phone. Join my team if you can!
Let me show you my quick and simple step by step on how to make an embroidery hoop ornaments for Christmas. But first don’t forget to grab my free svg file in my resource library.
You can also watch the video tutorial on my YouTube channel.
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- 3 inch Embroidery Hoops
- Buffalo Check Fabric (Joann’s)
- HTV (White)
- Weeding Tool
- Cricut EasyPress 2 (you can use a home iron)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Christmas decorations (any decorations of your choice)
- Image used (you can get this free file in my resource library)
Note: When cutting HTV, do not forget to mirror the image.
Place the HTV shiny side down on to the mat, then load your mat in to your Cricut machine.
Let’s go ahead and measure the embroidery hoop, and I’m going to measure from outer of the hoop which it measures at 3.5 inch. This will give me an idea on how big I should cut my fabric that is going in between the hoop.
Make sure to measure the inner of the hoop as well. So you have an idea of how big your image is going to be, when you place it on to the fabric.
Cut the fabric.
Tip: I usually add an inch or 1.5 inch when cutting the fabric.
See photos, the hoop is at 3.5 inch. Add 1 or 1.5 inch to it. Then, I will either cut the fabric at 4.5 inch or 5 inch all around (whichever works for you).
Place the hoop and HTV on top of the fabric to find the center placement of the image. Gently remove the hoop and keep the HTV in place.
I used a Cricut Easy Press 2 and pressed at 315 degrees for 30 seconds, then gently remove the carrier sheet from the HTV.
Tip: If you’re using the home iron, set it at the highest temperature (no steam), then press. Make sure that you are putting a good amount of pressure and keep it still between 15-20 seconds and check accordingly.
Unscrew the embroidery hoop to loosen and remove the inner circle. Then place the fabric on top of the smaller embroidery hoop. Next, place the bigger embroidery hoop and fasten.
Pull and adjust the fabric as needed. Once you’re happy with the placement of the fabric, go ahead and tighten the screw on the hoop. Trim the excess fabric as needed.
Take the glue gun and start placing Christmas decorations on the embroidery hoop (you can use any decorations of your choice).
Last but not least, add the twine to hang each of the ornament.
And that’s it! What do you think?
These are so simple to make, yet so beautiful! Try it! I hope that you enjoy making these. Happy crafting!