We just made a big move from Boulder, Colorado to the Atlanta area. It’s been a fun process seeing our new house become “home.” As with any move, it can be a bit of adjustment and I’m doing my best to make the transition easy for my little ones. One thing I wanted to do was incorporate my embroidery into wall art for each of my sons’ rooms. A little custom gift made from mom celebrating their new space. I also couldn’t help jazz up my own studio space as well. Below I share how simple it can be to make your own wall art using machine or free motion embroidery.
Begin by cutting samples of medium weight cotton fabric that measure 2″ over the hoop size you plan to use for the art. I stabilized the fabric with
Remove the tear away stabilizer, press, and then hoop with your wooden hoop. Cut away the excess fabric around the hoop. I like to keep 1″ of fabric to fold over and hot glue along the interior of the wooden hoop.
For the Bison Skull my son wanted a hanging tapestry instead of hoop art. So I folded the top over about 1.5″ and edge stitched along the raw edge to create a casing for the rod.
Then I placed the wood rod through and knotted some cording to hang around the edges.
You don’t have to have a fancy embroidery machine to achieve this. You can use hand embroidery or free motion like I did for this Coco Chanel Design.
These all came together nicely and I loved the big smiles on their faces when I gave them the finished projects. Now they want lizards, snakes, and other animals to cover their rooms…Even for Louis I embroidered his name on a diaper basket. There are so many things you can come up with and I’m inspired to do more. Although, for now this will do as I don’t want a million nails on my walls.