This is a commissioned post in collaboration with White Stuff.
Recently I’ve been working on a really fun collaboration with White Stuff as part of their #SewThisIsKnitmas festive fun. They sent me some of their fabulous offcuts and challenged me to make a unique Christmas decoration with it. This was a great excuse to browse Pinterest for some crafting inspiration!
Not only do White Stuff make gorgeous clothes but their print and patterns are beautiful too. I love White Stuff and have some key pieces which I just love; the quirkier the pattern the better for me.
They sent me some lovely pieces of fabric and I knew they would be perfect for making into a fabric banner using embroidery hoops. I’ve made a video tutorial! You can see it here but I’m also going to share brief instructions below:
You will need:
4″ wooden embroidery hoop
White Stuff fabric offcuts
Basic sewing kit
DIY embroidery hoop Christmas decorations:
I wanted to make the word NOEL using my lovely fabric offcuts and some wooden embroidery hoops. First I sprayed the hoops with white paint and left them to dry. Then I cut out the letters for NOEL on card and used these as a template on a piece of fusible wedding. I ironed these on to the back of a piece of white fabric and cut out each letter.
I removed the paper backing and ironed them on to my darker fabrics so each letter would really stand out. I added a running stitch around each letter but you could also do this on a sewing machine. Then I placed the fabric in each frame, making sure the letters were in the centre and tightened the screw.
I added a thin layer of PVA glue around the frame and folded the fabric over. I then glued a circle of red felt to hide the back of the embroidery frame.
I have hung my embroidery hoop decorations so added a loop of bakers twine through the screw.
You will find more detail in my YouTube video so pop on over to my channel and take a look. If you’re looking for more DIY inspiration then you will find some fab festive tutorials at White Stuff. I’ll be sharing my tutorial with the #SewThisIsKnitmas and if you search for this on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram you will see what other craft bloggers have been making too.