How-To | Back an Embroidery Hoop

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When I began embroidery, I remember for the first time seeing makers keeping their completed embroidery piece set in the wooden hoops, and I loved it! Once I got the basic embroidery stitches down, next I had to figure out how to finish out the back of the hoop and set the fabric in place for display. I did Google search after endless Google search finding advice and trying out each one.

Over the years I’ve used various different methods for backing my embroidery hoops (at one point I was even stitching felt to the back) and this is my tried and tested method. I am going to share that specific backing process with you on this video tutorial. I hope it helps!

Supplies Needed:

  • Embroidery hoop
  • Fabric scissors
  • Old scissors (that you don’t mind getting sticky)
  • Peel and stick fabric adhesive (I use size 5/8″ and you can find this at Michael’s or Joann’s)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Compass or extra wooden hoop of the same size for tracing

I hope you found this video tutorial useful in your crafting ventures. Thanks for watching!


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