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Embroidery hoop Christmas decorations {Sew this is Knitmas}

Embroidery hoop Christmas decorations {Sew this is Knitmas}

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
PVA glue
Red felt
Fusible web
Bakers twine
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.

Embroidery hoop Christmas decorations

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.

Embroidery hoop Christmas decorations

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.

Embroidery hoop Christmas decorations {Sew this is Knitmas}

I have hung my embroidery hoop decorations so added a loop of bakers twine through the screw.

Embroidery hoop Christmas decorations {Sew this is Knitmas}

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 someĀ fab festive tutorialsĀ 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.


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    November 23, 2016 at 10:08 am

    I love these, what pretty fabric!

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    Sarah (Mum x3x)
    November 23, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Awww, these are really lovely! I’ve never tried making anything like this before but I’d love to give it a go! I really like the material you’ve used! So pretty. xx

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    December 8, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    These are such pretty decorations. I had no idea White Stuff did things beyond clothes. I’ll need to have a proper look next time I’m near one!

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    Ickle Pickle
    December 9, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    I love these – they look fantastic. I love White Stuff clothing too! Kaz x

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    December 9, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Wow, these look amazing! Such a great DIY for Christmas! xo

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    Jazmin Williams
    December 10, 2016 at 3:56 am

    Your title made me giggle! These are fab ideas – my cousin loves to embroider x

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    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN
    December 10, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    How super cute AND easy this!!! Love White Stuff too.

    Thanks for sharing,

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    Rhian Westbury
    December 11, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Such cute decorations, definitely need to give something like this a go as I love embroidary x

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    Zena's Suitcase
    December 11, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    I just adore this craft. It looks easy to make, but is really unique too. I think they will look great on any tree

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    December 12, 2016 at 11:34 am

    These look so super pretty, a really effective craft idea.

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    December 12, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    now that is clever !

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