I love all the miniature embroidery that’s popping up for nurseries, kids rooms, and even adult spaces. But what I don’t love are those unsightly and boring wooden embroidery hoops. Yes, they are inexpensive (love that!), but goodness, can’t we do better for framing these lovely little works of art?
I converted the clip art of a favorite artist over at Etsy into an embroidery pattern and whipped up this sweet little elephant. Isn’t she darling? Then, using about 25 inches of 1″ single fold bias tape, I carefully wrapped the wooden hoop and turned it into a coordinating, fabric-covered, frame. Just perfect. And you can’t believe how easy it is. You don’t even have to glue or sew the fabric – just tuck under that first piece, wrap all the way around, and then tuck the end right before securing it to the inner hoop. Everything stays in place!