How to Finish An Embroidery Hoop

You’re all done with your embroidery, and you want the back of it to look just as good as the front! Here are two ways you can secure the fabric and finish an embroidery hoop.

Secure the Fabric With a Running Stitch

trimming extra fabric around embroidery hoop
  • Trim the fabric, leaving about 1/2 to 3/4 inches of excess fabric
  • Tie a knot in a piece of embroidery thread and make a running stitch around the excess fabric. Pull tight once you’ve made stitches all the way around and tie securely

How to Back an Embroidery Hoop With Fabric

The first thing I like to do is place a piece of decorative fabric onto the back of my embroidery to cover all of the messy stitches. I think this adds a nice touch to the piece!

fabric on the back of embroidery hoop

Securing the Fabric with Hot Glue

This is usually how I like to finish my embroidery hoops because I think it keeps the fabric more secure in the hoop.

  • Trim the fabric again leaving 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch excess fabric. (You can trim the back piece of fabric down to the ring of the hoop if you’d like so you don’t have to glue both layers down.)
  • Then secure the fabric with hot glue to the back of the inner ring of the embroidery hoop!

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