• Home of the Brave Embroidery Hoop Project

    By Laura Bray

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    Hello Felt Crafters! It’s Laura Bray with a quick, summer craft for you. In my opinion, summer starts with Memorial Day and then goes into full swing with the Fourth of July, so I thought a patriotic embroidery hoop, using Eileen Hull’s Sizzix House Pocket die would be a perfect way to start off a crafty summer.

    Supplies:

    Instructions:

    1. Using a die cut machine, cut the house shapes that come with Eileen’s dies out of red, white, and blue felt.

    Home of the Brave House 3
    2. Place a piece of white felt inside the embroider hoop and secure it tightly. Cut the excess off around the hoop.

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    3. Place the house shape in the center of the embroidery hoop. I glued my shape down, but if you are inclined to sew, Eileen’s house die comes with pre-cut sewing hole guides in the main shape, which allows for easy & even stitching!

    4. Glue (or stitch) the windows, doors, and other house embellishments onto the house shape.

    5. When your little house is completed, add a small flag. I didn’t have one on hand, so I downloaded a clip art image of a flag, and then printed, cut it out, and glued it onto a toothpick.

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    6. Hang your little patriotic house up and celebrate those who have fought and protected our country.

    Once I got started with Eileen Hull’s House die, I couldn’t stop! Come by my blog to see the cute Picnic Cutlery Pocket I made using the Kunin Felt and her die.

    You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt; Kunin® Premiumfelt and ShaggiChic non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.

2 Responses so far.

  1. Michelle says:

    Such a cute decor piece! That little flag makes it so much fun!

  2. Eileen Hull says:

    Laura, your hoop project is just adorable and perfect for Memorial Day! I love the bright felt colors you chose and that anyone can do this- stitchers and non-stitchers alike.