How to wrap an embroidery hoop in fabric
Why wrap your hoop?
This is a simple, quick and fun method of personalising your hoop to use during your stitching process or as a decorative frame.
Thing’s you’ll need.
- An embroidery hoop
- Some cotton fabric (preferably one that doesn’t fray too badly)
- Fabric scissors
- Glue gun or strong craft glue
- A pencil
- A ruler
Step one - prepare your fabric
Measure 1 inch widths on your fabric and mark with a pencil line
Carefully cut your fabric into strips.
Step two - get gluing
Apply a decent blob of glue to the end of the outer hoop.
Firmly stick the end one of your fabric strips to the underside of the hoop then begin to carefully wind the fabric around and around the hoop, keeping it taut as you go.
Apply more glue to the underside of the hoop every three of four or four winds, making sure you cover the bare wood and the fabric.
Restart with a new fabric strip as necessary until you reach the end of your hoop.
Step three - finishing off
Apply another good blob of glue on the underside of you hoop, firmly attach the fabric, then trim any excess.
Trim any stray fraying threads and leave to dry for 24 hours.
Use your hoop to frame your stitched piece. See our ‘how to frame in an embroidery hoop’ tutorial for more help on this.