How to Put Fabric into an Embroidery Hoop

How to Put Fabric into an Embroidery Hoop

How to Put Fabric into an Embroidery Hoop Video Tutorial

Here’s a quick video tutorial for how to put fabric into an embroidery hoop. This might be a fairly straight forward part of hand embroidery, but I remember not being quite sure about putting the fabric into the hoop when I first started, hence the video tutorial!

This tutorial is part of the Hand Embroidery for Beginners series. You can see my last tutorial showing you how to transfer an embroidery design onto fabric.

Let’s get straight into it!

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How to Put Fabric into an Embroidery Hoop

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00 Gather supplies

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Photo Instructions for How to put fabric into an Embroidery Hoop

Step 1

Loosen the outer ring of the embroidery hoop using the screw found at the top of the embroidery hoop.

01 unscrew embroidery hoop


Step 2

Place the smaller inner embroidery hoop under the fabric and have it laying on a flat surface. Centre the embroidery design over the ring.

02 place small inside ring under fabric


Step 3

Gently push the outer ring down over the fabric and the inner ring. The fabric should be sandwiched nicely between the two rings now.

03 outer hoop over top of fabric


Step 4

Tighten the screw on the outer embroidery hoop until it’s tight enough to not slip off the fabric.

04 tighten screw on embroidery hoop


See this tutorial forĀ how to tie a knot in thread

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Step 5

Gently pull the fabric from the sides to increase the tension on the fabric (if desired).

06 gently pull fabric for tension


Step 6

Tighten the screw completely and then your fabric is ready!

07 fabric is now in embroidery hoop

Even though this is a simple tutorial I didn’t want to leave it out and assume that everyone will know how to put fabric into an embroidery hoop.

Keep an eye out for the next tutorial in the hand embroidery for beginners series coming out soon!

Incase you missed these tutorials in the Hand Embroidery for Beginners Series:

6 Essential Hand Embroidery Supplies for Beginners

How to Transfer an Embroidery Design onto Fabric

Happy sewing,

Domenica

 

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