An easy DIY no sew embroidery hoop art. Simple decor for a nursery, craft room or gallery wall using Fabri-Tac Adhesive.
This post is sponsored by Beacon Adhesives but all opinions are my own.
Love embroidery hoop wall art but not a fan of sewing? Today I am going to show you how to make a no sew embroidery hoop art that is perfect wall art for your craft room, nursery or even your office. I’ve mixed and matched patterns and adorned them with pom pom trim no sewing needle required.
What makes this no sew? This project uses Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac. Fabri-Tac is a quality fabric glue that won’t soak into fabrics and is much easier to use than a glue gun. Fabri-Tac is perfect for a quick hem or repairing your clothes. It’s also perfect for no sew face masks.
Want to make some felt flowers to add to your hoop art? Check out how I make them here.
What You’ll Need
- 2 Pieces of Coordinating Fabric
- Embroidery Hoop
- Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac
- Pom Pom Trim
- Fabric Scissors
For this project I used a 10 inch embroidery hoop but this will also work with other sizes. I suggest 12inch and 8 inch embroidery hoops if you want varying sizes on your wall.
You will want to choose a cotton fabric. Fat quarters and remnants work great for making hoop art. I love to mix and match patterns. It’s unexpected and give visual interest to the art. I paired this beautiful watercolor floral with a black buffalo check plaid.
Step One- Cut your base layer of fabric
Since I am using a 10 inch embroidery hoop I laid that over my floral fabric which I am using as a base layer or my main pattern. I left a border around the hoop cutting a 14 inch by 14 inch square. Don’t cut too close to the hoop you will need the excess fabric to finish your hoop art.
Step Two- Cut your accent piece of fabric
I chose the buffalo check fabric as the secondary pattern. I loved the contrast to the floral. The buffalo check fabric will fill about 1/3 of the embroidery hoop. I cute this pieces 5 inches tall by 14 inches wide.
Step Three- Glue your fabrics together
Remove the embroidery hoop and line your fabrics up placing them into the desired position. Grab your Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac. Along the top edge pull back your top fabric and glue along the top edge. Place your top fabric back into position and smooth it out with your finger. Allow to dry a few minutes. I suggest doing this on a craft mat and not on a counter or directly on a piece of furniture.
Step Four- Add your trim
My favorite part of this project has to to be the pom pom trim. I got this as Joann’s in the trim section they sell it by the roll or you can have them cut to size just like fabric. There are a lot of fun trims to accent your hoop art. Measure your trim leaving about a half inch on either side of the hoop.
Using Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac glue the top edge of your trim to the top edge of the buffalo check (or top) fabric. I like to glue this in 2 inch section to ensure I am gluing in a straight line.
Step Five- How to Assemble No sew embroidery hoop art
Embroidery hoops have two hoops. To disassemble, loosen the top screw and the tension will release the inner hoop. Place the inner hoop under your fabric. Position your fabric into final placement. Add your top hoop sliding it down over your fabric and inner hoop. Make sure to pull the fabric tight so there are no bumps. Once in position tighten the top screw.
Step Six- Finishing
Trim the excess length of your pom pom trim that is beyond the wooden hoop. Flip your hoop over. Trim back your excess fabric leaving about an inch of overhang, be careful not to cut it too short. Fabri-Tac works great on wood and fabric. Along the inner hoop add a bead of Fabri-Tac and glue the extra fabric to the hoop. This will give a finished look to the front of the hoop. Once the excess fabric is glued you have a clean design that is ready to hang.
There is just something so bright and cheery about this combination of fabrics! I am absolutely smitten with how this came out. So much so that I decided to make a second one with a teal mini floral pattern, pink fabric and pink pom pom trim. I just can’t help but think how cute these would be with some mini embroidery hoops.
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