Hello everyone! It’s Lorrie here, and I am over the moon excited about today’s project. What’s more fun than a personalized wall decor? How about one with some sweet flowers to boot! Today I’ll walk you through how to make your own with HeatnBond EZ Print Sheets.
Make a Personalized Embroidery Hoop with EZ Print Sheets
This embroidery hoop comes together very easily with just a few products.
Personalized Embroidery Hoop Supplies:
Thermoweb HeatnBond EZ Print Lite
Embroidery Hoop – (whatever size you like)
1 piece of fabric slightly larger than the hoop
1 piece of fabric sized to fit your letters
various colors of felt
a sharp pair of scissors
Hot glue gun Or Liquid Fabric Fuse
Optional supplies: Embroidery Floss, Embroidery needle, Cardstock,
Personalized Embroidery Hoop Instructions:
Start by creating various felt flowers. I searched the internet and found several tutorials for different types of flowers. I also bought some premade felt flowers.
Next, create your design in a Word Document or your favorite design program. Be sure to mirror the design. I’ve created a few leaves of various sizes as well as the name Evie. Print the design on the paper side of the HeatnBond EZ Print Lite. Trim the design to size.
Next, apply the design to the corresponding wrong side of the fabric (or felt). You will notice the EZ Print Lite has a rough side and a paper side (which is the side you printed on) be sure the paper side is face up. Apply the iron to the paper side using a cotton setting (I prefer to use steam). for just a few seconds until the design has adhered to the fabric.
Using a sharp pair of scissors, carefully cut around your template(s).
Once you have all of the letters/design cut, it’s time to line them up on your fabric.
You can see here, I’ve placed the hoop over my fabric and have placed everything into position. Tip: Use your phone and take a photo so you can refer back to the placement.
Use a heat erasable fabric pen or chalk to lightly trace around the inside of the embroidery hoop. This will give you a guide as we begin to permanently place our EZ Print Transfer pieces into place.placedd
Remove the flowers and using a straight edge and the fabric pen or chalk draw a straight line at the bottom of the letters. This will aid in making sure you apply the letters straight.
Now remove the paper backing from the letters and realign into position using the straight line you made in the previous step.
Place the letters into position and apply a hot iron on top for about 5-8 seconds. Be careful not to shift the letters. I suggest using a straight down approach, not back and forth or sliding from one letter to the next.
Repeat with the leaves. You may have to replace your flowers to get the proper position (remember that photo we took – use that for reference). Once you have the leaves in place, be sure to iron away any remaining erasable fabric pen marks.
Add the fabric to the hoop and hot glue the flowers into place. Cut the extra fabric from the outside of the hoop. Be sure to leave enough fabric so that you can wrap the edges around to the back and hot glue.
Secure the extra fabric to the back of the hoop. I found that trimming it shorter once I adhered it to the back worked well.
That’s it. You’re basically finished.
Optionally you can add a piece of cardstock on the back, just to tidy things up. Another option is to add some details using embroidery floss and decorative trims.
This was so much fun and I can’t wait to hang it in Evie’s room!
For more fun fabric projects be sure to stop by Lorrie’s YouTube Channel!