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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Framing Up (Embroidered Sheers)

By using fabrics from luxury sample books, small creatives like this allow us to use up the smallest pieces of very expensive fabrics. It is framing up fabrics but with a twist.

Lella Loves... Embroidery Hoops

The thrifty thing about this project is that you can find embroidery hoops in charity shops and jumble sales for less than 50p. The fabulous embroidered sheers came from my scrapstore recycling club and were free.

Lella Loves... Scrap Fabrics

Scrap fabrics are one of my favourite things and these are very expensive embroidered sheers so the samples were very small.

Lella Loves... Embroidery Hoops

If you wanted to make your own, you will need:

Small embroidery hoop
Embroidery fabric off-cut

Lella Loves... Embroidery Hoops

Frame up your chosen sheer and gently tighten the hoop. Make sure you don't over-tighten as the nature of sheer will tear. 

Lella Loves... Embroidery Hoops

Turn the hoop over and trim the fabric close to the edge.

Lella Loves... Embroidery Hoops

Your embroidery hoop should now look like this from the front. There should be no bumps or creases.

Lella Loves... Embroidery Hoops

I chose a heart applique. Mine were pre-cut but you could make your own.

*Tip: Do not sew the heart on until you are happy with your layout.

Matching up a wooden embroidery hoop with embroidered sheers and a wooden button is a perfect combination.

Lella Loves... Embroidery Hoops

By adding your own touches to the applique, you make the project your own. A lovely wooden button tones in with the wooden hoop. 

Have fun with my blog-makes and take some time in gathering fabric as a good stash will inspire you. It is always more exciting to have choice; variety will allow your crafts to flow naturally.

Lella  xx

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