I’ve never worried too much about hiding the back of my embroidery when I frame it in a hoop. There’s a part of me that kind of likes leaving all the “ugly” visible to anyone who’s curious enough to flip it over and take a look. 🙂
But I understand wanting to cover up the mess (especially if you’re making something like a little hooped Christmas tree ornament) and I get a LOT of questions about how to do it.
This technique is really just a simple adaptation of my How to Frame Embroidery in a Hoop (Without Glue!) video. You can watch that here.
And when I say simple adaptation – I mean simple. As in – simply add an extra piece of fabric to cover the back.
Here it is in just a few easy steps. . .
That’s all one stacked image – feel free to pin it for handy-dandy reference. 🙂
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Here are all the posts about finishing embroidery projects.
- How to Iron Embroidery without Smooshing the Stitches
- How to Frame Embroidery in a Hoop (with no glue)
- How to Hide the Messy Back of Hooped Embroidery
- How to Prep Embroidery for Framing
Other Ways to Use Embroidery
- How to Mend with Embroidered Patches
- How to Mend a Tear around a Pocket
- How to Embroider a Quilt Label