Friday, June 18, 2010

Project Day: Fabric Hoop Frame










I don't have the patience for embroidery and I commend those who do. So when I purchased this embroidery hoop from the local thrift store for $2 I had other plans for it.
  • Grab some scrap fabrics from your stash. If you don't have a stash, you need to start working on getting one!
  • This ring measures approx 35cm in diameter. I sewed all the pieces of fabric randomly together to create one piece that measures approx 40cm square.
  • Take the ring apart and insert the fabric piece.
  • Put the ring back together and tighten to hold fabric in place.
  • Turn it over and cut off any excess fabric.
  • Using the back rim, hang on the wall, or stand on a table like I did.
So sweet. So darling. BIG hugs to all my customers this week who purchased goods from my new online store. Many thanks!
Have a great weekend lovelies.
Simone xx

36 comments:

  1. just back from greece simone and saw the new shop- huge congratulations!! am going to be a regular customer if you happy to ship os?!
    brilliant fabric hoop frame...
    melissa x

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  2. SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!! I have an old wooden hoop it is smaller than yours but I am sooooooooo going to do this!!!

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  3. That looks so lovely, I'm smitten!

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  4. Great idea Simone I will have to try that soon (I have a stash)Yah! Yours looks great!
    Tina xo

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  5. Lovely, Simone! Lovely!! HUGS, Bela.

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  6. ...Thanks for the inspiration....I will take the idea and use it in a cushion!....many vintage tablecloths have holes in them and this is a great way to use the pieces that don't!....Thanks!

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  7. So fun and cute! I did a similar but much simpler project recently myself... http://adventuresindressmaking.blogspot.com/2010/04/simple-springy-diy-wall-decor.html
    I thought about getting more creative and adding some machine zig zaggy embroidery or other fabrics, but didn't. Maybe I'll go back with a few vintage hankies...

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  8. You always have such great inspiring and original projects. I had a look at your new shop. Everythiing is lovely.

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  9. That is completely out of the box for me!! or rather circle. Lovely idea.

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  10. Pretty! I think these look good with even just one cute fabric, too! ♥

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  11. this is a fabulous idea, the combinations are endless! thankyou for sharing your inspirations with us xoxo

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  12. I have seen all sizes of these hanging on one wall...amazingly beautiful...love your ideas as always. Happy happy weekend...thank you for all the beauty I find over here..you always make my evening. xoxoxo

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  13. It's great to see some beautiful textiles put on display.

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  14. Grest project! Very colorful.
    I picked up the lastest Romantic Home to check out your spot!

    Melinda

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  15. What a gorgeous idea! It turned out beautifully, and I have so many scraps that I keep 'just in case I need them for something' that would be perfect for this project!
    :) Flick

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  16. You make it look so easy! Very pretty!
    I had a look at your new shop, and its just fabulous Congratulations.

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  17. Hi Simone!
    Such a good idea.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  18. Great idea!! I have been wanting to do something similar to this. I know Ikea has frames that you can put fabric around. It looks like artwork. I think they are fairly inexpensive as well. I'll have to try this sometime!

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  19. Lovely idea, Simone. Enjoy your weekend. xx

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  20. Another gorgeous project Simone!! Thank you for always sharing so generously. Congratulations on your first week with your online shop! Hope you have a wonderful weekend ~ Tina xx

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  21. Simone what a clever idea. It looks fabulous
    Alison

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  22. Wow that looks amazing and pretty easy. But you have the knack for combining colors and textures.

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  23. Thank you for this wonderful tutorial. I enjoy your blog very much, i have added you to my blog roll and would love to be added to yours. I am Kitsch n Stuff

    http://cdiannezweig.blogspot.com/

    Dianne

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  24. A little shop by my house did some up with old t-shirts, vintage fabrics etc but I don't recall the mixing of any thing like yours. I thought they were a great way to add some fun that can be changed in mere minutes.

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  25. You are such a clever lady and a big congrat's on your online store and a big fat hug to you my styish friend! Sharon xx

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  26. This is a great idea! I'll definitely give it a try!

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  27. qué lindo simonne!!!!l love love love it!!!! sure l will try to do it!!!!!thankssss for all these ideas full of joy!!!!!!!!!me encanta!!happy weekend!!!!!!here tomorrow sunday is father´s day...so is avery happy family weekend!!besos enormes!!!!!!!

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  28. so pretty!! infact I first thought the rose was attached + loved that idea too!!
    I've got the old hoops on my wall too filled with material but I so love your idea too!!
    I've got coloured hoops too + they look great as well.
    enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  29. Hi Simone - more beautiful work. Ps. LOVED my cupcake liners, my Mum saw them and wanted to take them.. Will be ordering some from her. Beautiful service as well, not that I expected anything less from you xxx

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  30. I LOVE this!! What a great way to showcase fabrics we love. I will begin updating my vintage scraps collection...

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  31. Love this idea! You could make a whole quilt this way too! Have a great Sunday!

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  32. why are you so amazingly creative?!

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