I absolutely adore hoop art, and I have had “Make Cute Hoop Art” on my to-do list for a really, really long time now, so I was excited to find a few spare minutes the other day to whip this up. My cute “Home Sweet Home” hoop is inspired by two of my friends (and favorite hoop art creators!), Bev from Flamingo Toes and Erica from Spoonful of Imagination.
I started by transferring Bev’s “Home Sweet Home” pattern to a piece of scrap fabric, and embroidering it with a simple short backstitch using four strands of floss. When I was finished, I ironed double-sided fusible interfacing to the back, and cut the fabric around the embroidery into a heart shape.
Next, I used my iron to fuse the white fabric heart to a sheet of felt and cut the felt into a heart shape as well. (Optional: You can use another piece of fusible double-sided interfacing on the back of the felt heart if desired, but since I knew I was going to stitch around the edges of mine, I skipped this step.)
I debated for ages about whether or not to add these flower embellishments. They were super cute, but not exactly the perfect colors that I was envisioning. I thought that I might be being way too picky though, so I took to social media to ask my readers…
…and you guys responded overwhelmingly that the flowers should stay. My hubby, however, didn’t agree with y’all (sorry, ladies!). We both really like the idea of adding flowers, but weren’t sold on these ones. I’ll find time to make some perfectionist approved custom flowers in the future, but for now the hoop art is staying plain and simple.
To finish the hoop, I trimmed the sheet and used hot glue to glue down the edges inside the hoop. You can also glue down a large circle of felt to cover the entire backside of the hoop if you feel like taking the time to make it look extra clean and tidy, but I skipped that step, too.