Fussy cut to your heart's content with a fairytale EPP hoop that will bring joy to any little dreamer's wall
Fussy cut to your heart’s content with a fairytale EPP hoop
UPCYCLE SOMETHING SIMPLE LIKE AN EMBROIDERY HOOP FOR A STYLISH PIECE OF WALL ART
PREPARING THE EPP PIECES
1 Place one Hexagon template on one of the print 2½in squares and cut around the shape, leaving a ¼in seam allowance around the edges. Repeat for all thirty seven hexagons.
2 Place one Hexagon template on the wrong side of your fabric shape and temporarily secure with a dot of glue. Fold the seam allowance from one edge over onto the paper template and glue in place. Continue working around the hexagon until all seam allowances are glued down (Fig A).
SEWING THE EPP PANEL
3 Hand stitch your hexagons together by placing two pieces RST, and whipstitching along one edge (Fig B).
4 Join your hexagons together in rows and then join the rows together to complete your EPP top (Fig C). Press, remove papers and press again.
5 Centre the completed EPP panel on top of your backing rectangle, wrong sides together, and baste together with large stitches.
DECORATING AND FINISHING
6 Take the embroidery hoop and separate the two rings. Take the outer ring and, using a little fabric glue, secure the end of the white ribbon to the underside at the top of the hoop. Wrap the ribbon around the hoop, making sure to overlap one edge of the ribbon as you work to cover the hoop completely (Fig D).