DIY Embroidery Hoop Pocket Wreath – No-Sew Tutorial

See how you can make this embroidery hoop pocket wreath for a pretty spring front door!

I might be good at sewing, but I suck at making wreaths.  I can’t tie a pretty bow to save my life, and my groupings of flowers and foliage just always seem so forced.  And for some reason, every wreath I make looks so dated, like 1997 came by and hung something on my door.  But I also don’t like spending money on pre-made wreaths because wow, have you seen how expensive they are?

But that’s all changed because I just made myself a new wreath for my front door – and I’ve got a tutorial showing how!

Keep reading for how to make this embroidery hoop pocket wreath!

DIY Embroidery Hoop Pocket Wreath - No-Sew Tutorial

I love the fresh, modern look of the muslin pocket in the embroidery hoop frame!  The pocket is the perfect size for floral picks or shorter stems.  Just line them up in the pocket and you’re good to go!

DIY Embroidery Hoop Pocket Wreath - No-Sew Tutorial

And because they’re just tucked into the pocket, you can change them out for the different seasons.  You can use your Silhouette or Cricut to add a welcoming message to the pocket.

You won’t believe how easy it is to make!  And quick – less than an hour start to finish.  There’s not even any sewing required!

Make Your Own Embroidery Hoop Pocket Wreath

Supplies:

12” wood embroidery hoop

Muslin – 2 pieces 18” wide x 9-10” tall with selvage along one long edge.   You can cut both pieces from a ½ yard of muslin.  Or, if you’re using scraps and don’t have selvage, you can just cut them a little taller and hem them.

Heat Transfer Vinyl (and a Silhouette or Cricut to cut it)

Temporary marking pen

Hot glue gun

Assorted floral picks or short stems cut from an artificial flower bush

 

How to make it:

First you need to add your greeting or design to the front of the pocket.   I think it’s easiest to do this by first marking the shape of the pocket on the muslin so you can make sure you get the design placed how you like.

To mark your pocket, lay one of your muslin pieces out on your work surface, lengthwise and with selvage at the top.  Center the embroidery hoop on top of the fabric horizontally and with selvage a little more than halfway up the hoop.  Use a temporary marking pen to trace the inside edge of the hoop on to the fabric.

Use your Silhouette or Cricut to cut a design from Heat Transfer Vinyl.  Follow manufacturer’s instructions to apply the design to the muslin.

DIY Embroidery Hoop Pocket Wreath - No-Sew Tutorial

Stack the two muslin pieces, the piece with the Heat Transfer Vinyl design on top.  Make sure the selvages are perfectly lined up, as they will be the top edges of your pocket.

Place the stacked fabric pieces in the embroidery hoop using your markings as a placement guide.  (I used a Frixion pen to mark my pocket lines so they disappeared as soon as I ironed my design down, but I was able to use the design as a guide for where the markings had been.)

DIY Embroidery Hoop Pocket Wreath - No-Sew Tutorial

Make sure the fabric is pulled nice and tight in the hoop.

Trim the fabric to ¾” around the edge of the hoop.  Wrap the fabric to the back and glue to inside edge of the hoop.  You’ll need to glue each layer of fabric separately.

DIY Embroidery Hoop Pocket Wreath - No-Sew Tutorial

Your embroidery hoop pocket wreath is finished!  Arrange some floral picks in the pocket and hang it on your door.

DIY Embroidery Hoop Pocket Wreath - No-Sew Tutorial

Love spring crafts?  See how to make a covered bird feeder from a thrifted bowl and plate!

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12 Comments

  1. Denise March 14, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Brilliant! And gorgeous.

    Reply
  2. Baa March 15, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Easy peasy & cute to boot!

    Reply
  3. Susie March 21, 2018 at 9:01 am

    What font did you use?? Love it!!

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  4. Susie March 21, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    This is beautiful! What is that font called?!

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      1. Susie March 22, 2018 at 11:46 pm

        great! thanks so much!

        Reply
  5. Mother of 3 March 31, 2018 at 12:03 am

    This is beautiful! Pinned.

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    1. Orange Bettie April 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks!!!

      Reply
  6. Aki A. April 10, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    I recognized my handlettering! This looks so pretty. <3

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    1. Orange Bettie April 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      Wow! Thanks so much!! <3

      Reply
  7. Carol April 20, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Lovely wreath, simple and beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Welcome Spring Link Party.

    Reply

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