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DIY Embroidery Hoop With Cricut Iron On Vinyl

I am just loving all the crafts you can try with embroidery hoops, I mean what a wonderful way to transform an every day product into a work of art. Today I am sharing how I made a simple DIY Iron On Embroidery Hoop with Cricut Iron On Vinyl. This is a little different to my recent dream catcher project. But equally as beautiful.

What I love is how hoops can be built up with different fabrics to create a wall of simple but gorgeous art. Or alternatively added to an art wall as a single feature.

DIY Embroidery Hoop With Cricut Iron On Vinyl

How To Make A DIY Iron On Embroidery Hoop With Cricut Iron On Vinyl

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Step By Step How To Make An Iron On Embroidery Hoop With Cricut Iron On Vinyl

Prepare Your Fabric

Start by laying your fabric out on a cutting mat and using your rotary cutter to cut around the edge of the hoops leaving about 2 inches gap for an overlap. Don’t cut on the heat mat, I just used this to take the photo!

place you embroidery hoop over you fabric to size and position your iron on vinyl

Make And Attach Your Iron On Image

Go into Cricut Design Space and choose your image. If you would like to use the & sign just click on the project in design space. Alternatively save the image below and follow these instructions to add your own image into Cricut Design Space.

Free paper cut or iron on vinyl & to use of Cricut craft projects
Images I used to create the & sign paper cut which can also be used with iron on vinyl

When sending your image to cut ensure you mirror the image and place your iron on vinyl on the cutting matt shiny side down. Thus you can’t see the colour of the vinyl on the top. (The shiny side is the part you will use to apply your heat press to to protect the vinyl.)

Weed the design ensuring you have got all the little bits, once ironed on it is too late.

Heat press the surface you intend to iron onto to heat up.

Put your design into place and set the heat press to the appropriate heat as per the heat guide. For this project using the easy press 2 and a heat mat 315° for 30 seconds. Then flip and press for 15 seconds. Check the heat guide if you are using alternative products.

Now leave to cool before removing the plastic backing.

cut out a circle of fabric big enough to have a border around your hoop -2

Building Your Hoop

Once your iron on image has cooled, separate your embroidery hoops and stretch the fabric over the bottom hoop.

Now place your top hoop over the fabric ensuring the screw is at the top to use as a hanger.

As you push the hoop down stretch the fabric so it is even with no creases, before tucking in the raw edges and tightening the screw on the hoop to secure.

Now display, hoops work well displayed as part of an art collection or with a selections of hoop sizes and fabrics for a hoop statement wall.

Check out my Pinterest board for a little more inspiration.

To search with the Pincode below, simply open the Pinterest app click search and then the camera icon in the search bar whilst hovering over the image to watch the magic happen.

Ensure when adding your embroidery ring you tighten it so pull the fabric

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DIY Iron On Embroidery Hoop With Cricut Iron On Vinyl

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: £5.00

How to make a DIY Iron On Embroidery Hoop with iron on vinyl

Materials

  • Fabric, I used a Cricut Sampler
  • Iron On Smart Vinyl
  • Embroidery Hoop

Tools

  • Cricut Joy or Maker
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Cricut Easy Press
  • Cricut Easy Press Mat
  • Brayer And Tweezers

Instructions

    Prepare Your Fabric

    1. Start by laying your fabric out on a cutting mat and using your rotary cutter to cut around the edge of the hoops leaving about 2 inches gap for an overlap.

    Make And Attach Your Iron On Image

  1. Go into Cricut Design Space and choose your image. If you would like to use the & sign just click on the project in design space. Alternatively save the image below and follow these instructions to add your own image into Cricut Design Space.
  2. When sending your image to cut ensure you mirror the image and place your iron on vinyl on your cutting matt shiny side down. Thus you can see the colour of the vinyl on the top. (The shiny side is the part you will use to apply your heat press to to protect the vinyl.)
  3. Weed the design ensuring you have got all the little bits, once ironed on it is too late.
  4. Heat press the surface you intend to iron onto to heat up.
  5. Put your design into place and set the heat press to the appropriate heat as per the heat guide. For this project using the easy press 2 and a heat mat 315° for 30 seconds. Then flip and press for 15 seconds. Check the heat guide if you are using alternative products.
  6. Now leave to cool before removing the plastic backing.

Building Your Hoop

  1. Once your iron on image has cooled, separate your embroidery hoops and stretch the fabric over the bottom hoop.
  2. Now place your top hoop over the fabric ensuring the screw is at the top to use as a hanger.
  3. As you push the hoop down stretch the fabric so it is even with no creases, before tucking in the raw edges and tightening the screw on the hoop to secure.

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