Friday 18 April 2014

Guest Post: Embroidered Felt Cat Hoop Tutorial

Today I'm sharing a cute sewing tutorial from Rebecca, who blogs at Hugs are Fun.


To make this embroidered felt cat hoop you'll need -

Wool felt - I used mustard yellow and tan for the cat, but feel free to customize to match your own furry friend!
Matching embroidery floss (thread)
6" wooden embroidery hoop
Background fabric

Print out the template and cut out all the pieces. Stitch each piece in place with a whip stitch around the edge, using three strands of embroidery floss.

Using a backstitch, stitch whiskers and a mouth.

Tighten the fabric onto the hoop and position your cat onto the fabric. I found it easier to pin the cat so it didn't shift, but it's not absolutely necessary.

Trim away the excess fabric, trimming the fabric as close to the edge of the hoop as possible. You can cut a circle of felt to glue to the hoop, but this also isn't absolutely necessary. Add a ribbon for hanging or just hang the hoop directly on the wall.

Click here to view the template sheet full size and print at 100%.   


Rebecca blogs at about her cross stitching and other craft exploits. She is the mom of two young girls and has a background in illustration and design. 


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Jan said...

This is just so precious! I love it!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Lisa said...

Adorable! I love the cat's bow tie ^___^

Unknown said...

Super cute. Thanks a lot.