- Age Guideline: 10 Years and Up
- Time Required: 45 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Wooden Embroidery Hoops (Compare Prices)
- Plain Paper
- Pen or Pencil
- Paper-Backed Fusible Web (Compare Prices)
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Cut your background fabric into circles that are about 1 1/2-inches larger than the embroidery hoops. You can use embroidery hoops that are all the same size, like those pictured here, or you can use embroidery hoops of different sizes.
Start out by drawing your letters, or whatever other simple design you want to use, backwards onto plain paper. If you prefer, you can do what I do and print out the backwards letters! Now lay the fusible web, paper side up, on top of your drawing and trace around it. Remember, that your pattern will be reversed once it is ironed onto your fabric so everything should be drawn and written backwards (I repeat this only because I have made this mistake more than once)!
Cut around your design on the fusible web but don't cut out each letter/design. Iron these onto the back of the fabric. Once the paper cools, you can cut out the letters/design. Remove the paper backing and then iron each letter/design onto the center of each fabric circle.
Now you can place each fabric circle into an embroidery hoop. Start tightening the hoop and carefully stretch the fabric so it is tight. To help hide the edges of the fabric use a hot glue gun to attach the edges of the fabric to the embroidery hoop.
Now you can hang up your embroidery hoop wall art. Simply hammer a small nail into the wall and let the top edge of the embroidery hoop rest on the nail.