Last Updated on March 12, 2023 by Anna Dees
Whether you’re just starting out in embroidery or you’re a seasoned pro, knowing how to finish your work is an important part of the craft. There are a few different ways to finish an embroidery hoop, and the method you choose will depend on the look you’re going for and how you plan to display your finished piece. In this complete guide, we’ll show you how to finish an embroidery hoop so you can get the perfect results every time.
Ways To Finish Embroidery Hoop
There are many ways to finish an embroidery hoop. The most important thing is to choose a method that will best protect your fabric and stitching. Here are some of the most popular methods for finishing an embroidery hoop:
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This is the most basic way to finish your embroidery hoop. You can simply cut away the excess fabric from the back of the hoop, leaving behind a fringe of thread that can be trimmed to your desired length.
Grosgrain Ribbon Wrapping
This method is similar to the first, but instead of trimming away the excess fabric, you will wrap it around the outer edge of the hoop. This creates a neat and tidy finish, as well as adds a bit of color and pattern to your embroidery.
Bullion Stitch Trimming
This stitch is used to create dense and voluminous embroidery on your fabric. You can use this stitch to finish the edges of your embroidery hoops. To do this, simply make a loop with your thread and then pass the needle through the center of the loop. Pull the thread tight to create a knot. Continue making these knots along the edge of your hoop until you have finished trimming it.
This is a great way to add a bit of sparkle and glamour to your embroidery hoops. To create a beaded fringe, simply string some beads onto a length of thread and then knot the thread at the end. Next, take the beaded thread and attach it to the edge of your hoop. Continue attaching the beads until you have finished trimming the hoop.
This is a fun and festive way to finish your embroidery hoops. To create pom-poms, simply wrap some yarn around your fingers (the more wraps, the fuller the pom-pom will be) and then tie a length of yarn in the center. Cut through the loops on either side of the tied center and fluff out the pom-poms. You can trim them to achieve your desired shape and size. Attach them to your hoop with hot glue or fabric glue.
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Another fun way to finish your embroidery hoops is with tassels. You can make your own tassels by wrapping yarn around a piece of cardboard (the width will determine the thickness of the tassel) and then cutting the yarn at one end. Remove the cardboard and tie a length of yarn in the center. Cut the loops at the other end and trim the tassels to your desired length. Attach them to your hoop with hot glue or fabric glue.
This is a simple and elegant way to finish your embroidery hoops. Simply wrap a ribbon around the outer edge of the inner hoop and tie in a knot. Trim the excess ribbon and you’re done!
This is a fun and funky way to finish your embroidery hoops. Cut strips of fabric into 1″ wide by 6″ long strips. Fold each strip in half lengthwise and then in half again. Cut a small slit in the center of each strip and then thread the strips onto a length of thread or fishing line. Wrap the fringe trim around the outer edge of the inner hoop and tie the ends together in a knot. Trim the excess.
This is a quick and easy way to finish your embroidery hoop. All you need is a sharp pair of scissors and some fabric trim. Simply cut the excess fabric from around the outer edge of the embroidery hoop, leaving about a 1/4 inch border. Then, glue or stitch the trim onto the Raw Edge of the Fabric to cover it.
There are many other ways that you can finish your embroidery hoops. These are just a few of the most popular methods. Experiment and find the one that works best for you.
Materials Needed In Finishing Embroidery Hoop
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Materials needed in finishing embroidery hoop are not many, just a few common household items. You will need:
- A piece of cloth or an old t-shirt
- An embroidery hoop
- Needle and thread
- A hot glue gun with glue sticks
- Ribbon (optional)
Now that you know how to finish an embroidery hoop, you can apply this same technique to any other project you may be working on. Just remember to take your time, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different materials and techniques. With a little practice, you’ll be an expert at finishing embroidery hoops in no time!
I’m Anna Dees, founder and editor of grandmaembroidery.com. I have been in the embroidery business for more than two decades, providing customers with quality fabric, threads, designs and helpful advice to create beautiful projects. My blog is dedicated to sharing my knowledge, tips and tricks related to embroidery as well as showcasing the work of fellow embroiderers around the world. I’m passionate about helping others learn more about this wonderful craft and fostering a sense of community among embroidery enthusiasts. With grandmaembroidery.com, I aim to be your go-to source for all things related to embroidery!