TUTORIAL: How to frame your embroidery work in an embroidery hoop

How to frame your embroidery work in an embroidery hoop

As we often get the question on how we how to frame your embroidery work, we’ve added a short video on YouTube (see below).

We love framing our work in embroidery hoops. The round shape gives it such a fun and modern appeal!

When we frame our cross stitch project in an embroidery hoop, we always use felt on the backside of the project. As a result you will not see throug the holes of the fabric, and you`ve nicely covered the ugly backside of your project.

What you’ll need to frame your embroidery work:

Steps: How to frame your cross stitch project

  1. Put the inner side of the embroidery hoop on your table, then lay the felt on top of it. And add your cross stitch project on top. Put the outside of the embroidery hoop on the top of your cross stitch fabric.
  2. Ensure that your work is nicely placed in the hoop. Somethimes you want your work to be centered (like with our stitchamap designs), but somethimes it`s more fun to see it in a corner (like with some of our animal designs)
  3. Use the screw of the embroidery hoop to fasten it in the hoop.
  4. Cut the excess fabric and felt, such that you keep about 1 inch (2,5 cm) on all sides of the circle.
  5. Now use the needle and yarn and stitch the yarn firmly on a border of the fabric
  6. Stitch with a running stitch around the border of your fabric (go through both the cross stitch fabric and the felt layer)
  7. Strongly pull the yarn – on the backside you will now see your fabric wrinkle in the hoop. Fix the end of your floss with a few stitches in the border.
  8. Ready to hang!

There are more ways how you can frame your embroidery work  – this is our favorite way – what’s yours?

Our high quality embroidery hoops are great for framing

And of course you can also use them to frame other fabric. Combine a few different sizes on your wall and create an easy changeble wall decor.