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Embroidered Handprints - Perfect For Gifting This Mother's Day! Kids Sewing Series at One Savvy Mom™ Project #4

Embroidered Handprints! Kids handprint crafts are really such an adorable way to capture the early stages of childhood. Since my oldest daughter is a little older now (11) she was able to stitch all 4 of my children's handprints to create this cute little keepsake for me, for Mother's Day.  DIY Embroidered Hand Prints would be a great handmade gift for parents and grandparents alike! Stitch your children's handprints, or the entire family's handprints. This is such a fun little treasure to hang and enjoy for years to come. This embroidered handprints craft is project #4 in our Kids Sewing Series here at One Savvy Mom™.

Read on for the easy supply list and tutorial below, to make your own embroidered handprints wall hanging.

Embroidered Handprints How-To

What you'll need:
  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • A hot glue gun and low temp hot glue sticks (to finish the embroidery hoop after you've stitched the handprints)
  • Fabric (we used an inexpensive flour sack towel for the pictured project)
  • A 8", 10", or 12" embroidery hoop (depending on how many handprints you are embroidery / the size of the hands you're embroidering)
  • A needle
  • Embroidery floss in your choice of colors(a different color for each handprint)
  • Optional: felt, to add a small heart to the center of the smallest handprint on your embroidered handprints wall hanging.
How to:
  1. Start by securing your fabric in your embroidery hoop.
  2. Using a pencil and construction paper, trace / outline each persons right hand.
  3. Now, cut out each handprint.
  4. Using a pencil, trace each construction paper cutout handprint onto your fabric (start with the largest handprint and work your way down to the smallest handprint.)
  5. Next, using a needle embroidery floss, and a simple back-stitch, stitch the entire outline of the largest handprint. Once complete move onto the next handprint. Use a different color of embroidery floss for each handprint.  (see below for step-by-step imagery on how to do a simple back-stitch if this is your first time sewing.) 
  6. Optional: Cut out a small felt heart and stitch it to the center of the smallest hand. Using a simple back-stitch, stitch the current year adjacent to your embroidered handprints.
  7. Finish your embroidered handprints wall hanging by pulling your fabric tight in your embroidery hoop. When the fabric is tight, cut the excess fabric off, leaving about 1/4" of fabric. Using the glue gun and low temp hot glue sticks, glue the 1/4" excess to the inside (wooden portion) of the embroidery hoop.
Hand and enjoy OR gift to someone special!

First time sewing? Here's a simple back stitch how-to with step by step imagery:

Like this sewing project? Check out these other fun projects from our Kids Sewing Series:

Happy sewing, friends!