Hello 30 Handmade Days readers!
My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes.
I am soooo excited to be here today for Mique’s Funner in the Summer series!
One of my favorite things to do in my down time is embroidery. I seem to have a hard time just hanging out and watching a movie – without working on some sort of project at the same time. That is especially true in the summer! Embroidery projects are so perfect for taking along on road trips, or to do while hanging out at the pool with the kids.
So today I have a fun little stitching project for you! It’s perfect for summer, or really any time of year!
It’s my little Hello Sunshine Hoop Art.
It’s a sweet little design embroidered on linen, then fused onto a vintage sheet. You could use any fabric/prints though – it’s perfect for stashbusting too!
It’s a very basic embroidery stitch too – so it’s a great beginner project. And it has hedgehogs – which are always adorable.
So are you ready for a quickie tutorial?
Here’s what you’ll need:
One 8″ embroidery Hoop/
Scraps of fabric for word and hedgehog embroidery
Background fabric – at least a 10″ piece
Fusible webbing like Wonder Under
Disappearing Ink Pen (to trace pattern)
Hello Sunshine Embroidery Pattern. Click here to go to my Patterns page – you can download the free PDF pattern there.
Start by tracing just the word bubble and lettering on a piece of fabric. I usually tape my pattern up in a window, then tape my fabric over it. Boom. Instant light box.
Use a disappearing marker to trace the design.
Once your design is traced, pop your fabric in your embroidery hoop and begin stitching. I used a back stitch for the entire project. If you need help with that stitch, you can check out my How To Do That: Embroidery Page. It has super easy mini-tutorials for basic embroidery stitches.
I started with the “Hello”, then moved to “sunshine”.
Then finish off by outlining the word bubble.
Repeat your process for the little hedgies.
Trim about 1/4″ around all your designs. Iron the pieces onto your fusible webbing and peel off the backing. Iron the embroidery pieces onto base fabric. (Lay them out first inside your embroidery hoop to make sure everybody fits and looks nice.)
Iron away, then put your fabric into your hoop. Trim the extra fabric off and glue the edges to the inside of the back of the hoop. You can finish off the inside with some trim or just cover the whole back with a piece of felt.
And that’s it! Wouldn’t that be fun to stitch up on your next road trip?
I hope you like it!
I’d love for you to stop by Flamingo Toes and check out my other projects. I love to do sewing projects, jewelry knockoffs – and pretty much anything else that sounds fun!
Here’s a few of my recent projects:
Thanks Mique for including me in the series!