You might have already figured this out from today’s post – but I am a pretty big Harry Potter fan. Actually all you have to do is look at my stack of books up there – there are obviously well-loved.
We read the books together (the first time) as a family. We’d take turns reading – all of us – and those are such great memories. I just loved road trips especially – it was hard to put the books down when we would arrive at our location. I think we worked through all of them one summer – it was the best.
So when Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings asked me to join in with her Happy Harry Potter series – I was so excited! You have to go check it out. There are so many fun projects and great giveaways too! I totally want all the things.
For the series, I had to share one of my favorite things – this Harry Potter Embroidery Hoop Art. It’s all dressed up with a super smart deer – and of course the spell that goes along with him – Expecto Patronum!
This is such an easy hoop to make – just a little bit of embroidery and the rest is put together with fusible webbing! You could even just print out the writing if you wanted to skip the embroidery part too! So fun.
In our new house we have a wee little bathroom under the stairs that we call the Harry Potter Bathroom – I think this is going to hang on the door for a little decoration!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- 1 7″ or 8″ hoop
- fabric for background (just a little larger than the hoop)
- fabric for bottom half
- Deer fabric (I used Echino fabric)
- Solid fabric for lettering, embroidery floss
- Fusible Webbing
- Hot Glue
Start by writing out your phrase – you can do anything you like! I used a disappearing marker for the lettering.
Stitch in the lettering with a backstitch. Stitch the word bubble as well. Once your embroidery is all done, iron a piece of fusible webbing to the back of the embroidery, a little larger than the word bubble. Cut out the embroidery, 1/4″ outside of the stitching on the word bubble. Iron a piece of fusible webbing to your decorative fabric piece as well (in this case the deer) and cut out around the animal.
Lay out your pieces on your background fabric, along with the fabric that will be the bottom half of the hoop. Check your spacing on everything.
Once everything is in place, iron all your fabric pieces in place. (You can use a strip of fusible webbing to hold the bottom fabric in place as well.)
Cut another strip of fusible webbing and use it to fuse your lace across the top of the bottom fabric, to cover up that raw edge.
Optional – if your background fabric is thin, you might want to consider adding a layer of white muslin behind everything. It makes it so the hoop isn’t see through if you aren’t going to finish off the back of the hoop with felt or other fabric.
Pop everything in your embroidery hoop and make sure it’s in nice and tight. Trim the fabrics on the back side and glue them with hot glue to the inside of the hoop.
That’s all there is to it! You now have a cute piece of hoop art to hang up anywhere! It would be great in a gallery wall, or over your bookshelf!
So what about you? Are you a Harry Potter fan too?? :)
Make sure you head over to visit Marissa and see all the projects and giveaways!