Your embroidery is special

and your hoops can be, too

Framing a piece of embroidery in the hoop has become quite popular. But what if you don't want to have the generic wooden hoop around your special project? I have good news for you: you can customize your embroidery hoops and make it an extension of the design you have stitched and enhance it this way.

Simple materials - stunning results

In this course, you'll only use materials that are easy to get or that you probably already have at home.

Make your embroidery project shine

How to use hoops from start to finish

In this course, you'll also learn everything about working with embroidery hoops. From the proper stretching, padding and making the backs look neat and gift-worthy.
  • Video & written tutorials

    The majority of lessons are written tutorials with text and pictures. There are also video lessons when something is easier to follow on camera than with pictures.

  • Beginner friendly

    You can use this course as a beginner to embroidery, too. Especially the part about using the hoop properly is very helpful for beginners. The customization of the hoops have nothing to do with embroidery skills so everyone can do it!

  • Take your time

    You can take your time and go through the course in your own pace and as often as you like. There are no restrictions.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome to Pimp your embroidery hoop!

  • 2

    All about embroidery hoops

    • The who is who of hoops

    • Size - stitching vs. framing

    • Buying a hoop and what to look for

    • Sources for good embroidery hoops

  • 3

    Before & after stitching

    • Introduction

    • Binding the hoop - why and how

    • How to set up the hoop

    • Tension, tension, tension

  • 4

    Making neat backs

    • Introduction

    • Padding

    • Backing method: Gluing

    • Backing method: Sewing

    • Backing method: Felt

  • 5

    Customizing the hoop

    • Introduction

    • Painting

    • Pens

    • Wrapping with fabric or ribbons

    • Masking Tape

    • How to choose the right customization for your project

  • 6

    Decorate your home

    • Introduction

    • Hanging methods

    • How to hang your hoop without nails

    • Layouts for your embroidery gallery wall

  • 7

    Thank you!

    • Thank you!

FAQ

  • When does the course start and finish?

    This online course is ready for you use right away. You have immediate and lifetime access.

  • Is there a schedule or can I use the course whenever I want?

    There is no pressure at all! Go through the course at your own pace and whenever you have time for it! Life can be crazy and this is supposed to be relaxing and fun :D

  • Which materials do I need?

    The absolute minimum is one embroidery hoop. Some customizations require a hoop with a screw (wooden hoops, plastic or metal). Depending on the customizations you want to make, you will need different materials. I choose easy to find craft supplies, so nothing super special that you would have trouble finding.

Pimp your embroidery hoop

Make your embroidery shine!