Holiday Hoop Art Tutorial

    Posted by  ·  November 28, 2015

    Put together this holiday hoop art,  this is a great gift idea kids can help make! I love to get kids involved in making their own gifts. This theme print zipper pouch is a fun project you can put together in a afternoon. I love zipper pouches and they make a nice handmade gift.   This darling Felt Christmas Gnome will make a friendly decoration under the tree, make it bigger to make a pillow.

    This month we are sharing over 100 handmade gift tutorials. I have teamed up with Thirty Handmade DaysClassy Clutter and Your Homebased Mom to share the best holiday decorating ideas and  homemade gift ideas.  We have over 100 tutorials so you will have the best homemade holiday ever! Each day be sure to visit the guest poster’s blog for a chance to win BIG! Up for grabs a Baby Lock sewing machine a $100 in Riley Blake Fabric! Grab a new entry every day! Visit Modern Cozy today to enter win the baby lock sewing machine and fabric bundle!

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    Welcome to my post for the Skip To My Lou Sew Bake Create Decorate series! I have an easy hoop art tutorial that you can easily make for the holidays and it’s a great project that the kiddos can help with.

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    What you need: wooden hoops, fabric scraps, cookie cutters, glue (I like tacky glue), acrylic paint, assorted ribbons/trims as desired and Heat’nBond Lite. You may be asking what exactly IS Heat’nBond Lite and I’m here to tell you is is just plain FUN. No, really it allows you to turn any fabric into an iron-on fabric. Pretty cool right?  You can find it most anywhere fabric is sold – by the yard and also in small packages.

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    You’ll need fabrics at least an inch larger than your hoop on either side – my hoop here is 7″ and my snowflake fabric is a 10″ square. Any size scrap that your cookie cutter fits on and a piece of Hean’nBond cut the same size as your small fabric.

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    One side of the Heat’nBond is shiny and one is dull, you want the SHINY side facing the back side of your fabric. Iron on following instructions.

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    Trace (or draw) your shape onto your fabric using chalk pencil or erasable marker.

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    Cut out and the carefully peel papery backing off the Heat’nBond. Now your fabric back has a shiny iron-on coating.

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    I like to position my shape with the hoop on top so I can be sure it will be positioned correctly once ironed. Once you have it where you want it remove the hoop and iron it into it’s permanent position.

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    Now you can sew around the edges with your shape shifting at all! If you feel confident you can sew it just like you would with free motion quilting (feed dogs down) or you can just go slow and use a short stitch length like me 🙂 I go around twice to make any wonky spots look completely intentional.

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    I like acrylic paint on the outer hoop – you could also use spray paint, wood stain or small strips of fabric to wrap around.

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    Almost done! Cut the edges off your fabric square following around your hoop – I use pinking shears but you can use regular scissors too. Leave about 1/2′ to 3/4″ so you have room to fold it over to the back of the hoop.

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    Run a line of tacky glue around the inside of your hoop and then go around your circle and fold fabric over the glue, pressing to adhere. At this point you could cut a circle of felt and glue on to “finish” the back. I’m not sure anyone ever even looks at the back so I don’t worry about it!

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    Finally add trim around the outside edge of hoop if desired using a thin line of tacky glue and you’re done! You can also add embroidery details or glue/sew other trims on as well but be careful – these can be addictive! Thanks so much for stopping by and visit me the rest of the year at www.moderncozy.com where I blog about all my sewing adventures!


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