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Embroidery Hoop Memo Boards not only look beautiful but they are practical as well. Create a special place for sharing notes with this fun and simple tutorial…
These memo boards are a fantastic way to showcase your favourite fabric – you may not even want to use it as a memo board once you see how beautiful it looks on it own.
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- Embroidery Hoop preferably wooden – size depends on personal choice – 8 inches is a good starting size.
- Fabric – this is your chance to pick something really gorgeous – take a look at this fabulous Lewis and Irene fabric. They make gorgeous themed fabric which I always find hard to resist!
- Correx – this is a light weight plastic suitable for pins to go in to easily.
- Cork Sheet (self adhesive)
- Felt for the back – choose a colour that compliments your fabric.
- Card – any type you have around
- Thread – anything will do as it won’t be seen.
- Hot Glue Gun
How to make your Memo Board…
Use the inner ring of the embroidery hoop as a template and draw around the inside to make 2 circles – 1 from the cork and 1 from the Correx.
Peel off the backing from the cork and stick this cork circle on top of the correx circle.
Now your Cork/Correx circle should fit snugly inside the inner ring of the hoop.
Before you go any further, you need to cut a circle from your felt ready for the back.
Using the outer hoop – draw around the outside edge and cut out the circle for later.
Hoop up your fabric like you would for a stitch project…
Place the fabric pattern side up over the inner hoop ring and then place the outer ring over the top – make it nice and tight.
I used a hoop that I had wrapped the outer ring in yarn to make it extra special and match the yellow flowers of the fabric.
Make the fabric nice and tight and then tighten the screw at the top to secure.
All you need to do now is add in your cork/correx circle and neaten the back…
Place the cork/correx circle inside the hoop at the back with the cork side against the fabric.
If there is a gap between the hoop edge and the correx you can fill this in by cutting 1 or 2 circles out of card and placing them in to fill the gap. I used 2 card circles for this one which did the job. Now it is flat at the back.
Cut the fabric around the hoop leaving about a 1-2 inch overlap.
With your thread, sew a running stitch around the edge of the circle approx. 1/2inch from the edge. Leave a tail for pulling tight.
Pull the threads and the fabric will magically fold in. Tie off to secure.
Take the felt circle you cut out earlier and place this over the back of the memo board.
With your hot glue secure in place.
Your memo board is complete!
Use some fancy ribbon or string to tie on the screw for a hanger.
As you can see this was really simple and quick to make and looks very pretty when finished. These would make great gifts for family and friends.
If you make a Fabric Memo Board, send me a picture as I would love to see your creations or you can tag me in on Instagram with @stitchdoodlesdesign.
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