Peaches and Cream Argyle Embroidery Hoop Decor
I machine-stitched the diamond argyle pattern, but it would look just as lovely with hand-drawn faux stitching.
I adhered one large peach and two small peaches to the hoop, using varying heights of foam squares to add dimension. I couldn't resist the darling flower brads and added a few of those, too.
After I added the peaches and flowers, I used by Bow-Easy bow maker to make a sweet double bow to adhere to the top of the hoop.
To create the argyle pattern I first traced the hoop onto a piece of cardstock. Next, I die cut diamonds from patterned paper and adhered them to the cardstock. Afraid that adhesive will gum up my sewing machine, I strategically placed the adhesive near the corners of the diamonds where I knew I wouldn't be stitching.
I machine-stitched the diamonds with a dark thread that contrasted nicely with the lighter diamonds. I just kept flipping and rotating the sheet as I completed one row of stitching. I wasn't worried about how the edges looked as I would be trimming the excess later.
After stitching the diamonds, I adhered the inner hoop to the back of the cardstock with liquid adhesive. After the hoop dried, I trimmed away the excess paper with a craft knife. TIP: Place a book on top of the hoop while the adhesive dries.
I secured the outer hoop to the inner hoop before adding my bow and embellishments.
Now I have a pretty piece of decor that will brighten up my space all year long.
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