diy sewing room decor...

today, i'm excited to share this adorable diy sewing room decor project with you!

here's the materials you'll need for this project:

  • cricut maker
  • cricut maker fine-point blade
  • cricut strong grip mat
  • cricut faux leather (limited quantities available)
  • embroidery hoops (a 12, 6, and 4 inch. was used for this version)
  • fabric glue (aleene's fabric fusion was used for this version)
  • fat quarter scraps of fabric for your background (confetti cottons was used for this version)
  • scraps of fabric for your backing (3-4'' wider than your embroidery hoop)
  • scraps of batting (3-4'' wider than your embroidery hoop)
  • matching thread, hand-sewing needle, and small scissors
  • misc. sewing supplies like a sewing machine and iron

here's the instructions you'll need for this project:

  • make the embroidery hoop background.
    • cut strips of fabric 3-4'' longer than your embroidery hoop in various widths.
    • randomly sew the strips together, pressing your seams to one side to create the top.
    • layer the batting and backing to the top and quilt as desired.
    • insert the background into the embroidery hoop, trim away the excess.
    • you can chose to leave it as is or cut a felt circle the size of your embroidery hoop to cover the back. if you choose to cover the back, you will not need to have a backing, just quilt your top and batting. i hope that make sense! =)
  • make the embroidery hoop elements.
    • using cricut's design space, start a new canvas.
    • insert the art work (download here).
    • adjust the size of the artwork to fit your embroidery hoops.
    • slice a heart (in shapes) on the scissors and sewing machine.
    • to create the buttons, use a circle and heart (in shapes), slicing smaller circles on top.
    • i also added hearts and stars (in shapes) to the pins on the pincushion. =)
    • you're all set. click make it!
    • place a faux leather sheet on the strong grip mat, leather side up.
    • choose faux leather under material and add more cutting pressure.
    • insert the mat into the maker and press go!
    • weed your elements.
    • repeat above steps for the text element.
  • attach the embroidery hoop elements to the background.
    • layout the embroidery hoop elements until desired outcome occurs.
    • using a small amount of fabric glue, attach the embroidery hoop elements.
    • use cricut's tweezers to help attach the smaller elements.
    • allow elements to dry.
    • using thread, attach the circle and heart buttons.
    • using thread, add additional hand-quilting details.

ta-da! so cute, right? and so easy to make too! hang these adorable embroidery hoops in your sewing space or give them as a gift. you can hang them with yarn, ribbon, or if you're feeling ambitious, make your own fabric ribbon!

i hope you enjoyed learning how to make this as much i enjoyed making it for you!

cut, sew, repeat...

the tattooed quilter

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