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Mini Embroidery Hoop Flowers - Kids Sewing Series at One Savvy Mom™ Project #10


These Mini Embroidery Hoop Flowers are so adorable, aren't they?! They're also incredibly simple to stitch together too, so this is the perfect sewing craft for kids that are just learning to sew.  Once complete, these mini embroidery hoop flowers are perfect for gifting in bunches or individually in their own little flower pots. Fashion your mini embroidery hoop flowers after your favorite seasonal flowers or create a something totally original.  Grab a few mini embroidery hoops, felt,  and a few additional simple supplies and make your own very own mini embroidery hoop flowers!


This mini embroidery hoop flowers kids sewing craft is project #10 in the Kids Sewing Series here at One Savvy Mom™. Read on for the full supply list and simple step-by-step instructions to make your own mini embroidery hoop flowers with the kids.





Mini Embroidery Hoop Flowers How-To  Kids Sewing Series at One Savvy Mom™ Project #10

What You'll need:
  • Scissors
  • An embroidery needle
  • Embroidery floss (in your choice of colors)
  • Felt to create flower petals (in your choice of colors)
  • Green felt
  • A "fat quarter of fabric OR scrap fabric of your choice
  • Giant 12" craft sticks 
  • Green yarn
  • A hot glue gun and hot glue sticks (note: hot glue gun should only to be handled by an adult!)
  • Optional: If you would like to place your mini embroidery hoop flowers into a pot you'll need a mini / small terracotta pot, a small piece of floral foam,  and brown felt or burlap.
How to:
  1. Cut all of the petal pieces for your mini embroidery hoop flower(s) using felt in your choice of color(s) and scissors. Once complete, set to the side.
  2. Secure your fat quarter or scrap fabric into your mini embroidery hoop. Use embroidery floss in your choice of color, an embroidery needle - and a simple straight stitch or cross stitch  to secure each felt petal. Tip: to add dimension to your flower pinch the felt at the base of each petal before stitching it in place. Repeat this step working your way completely around the perimeter of the mini embroidery hoop (from the outside - inwards) until complete. We stitched two rows of felt petals for each flower however, you could definitely do more (or less) - depending on your preference.
  3. Add creative cross stitching / stitching to the center of your mini embroidery hoop to create the center of your mini embroidery hoop flower.
  4. Cut a circle of green felt (sized to the mini embroidery hoop.) Use hot glue to secure to the back of your mini embroidery hoop flower / to finish off the back of the mini embroidery hoop. (Note: this step should be completed by an adult.)
  5. Create a stem for your mini embroidery hoop flower using a giant 12" wooden craft stick. Add a dab of hot glue to one end. Place the end of the green yarn in the hot glue, and allow glue to dry/ set. Once dry, wrap the entire craft stitch in green yarn. Once wrapped completely, cut the end and secure it with another dab of hot glue. Allow the glue to dry/set. (Note: this step should be completed by an adult.)
  6. Use a large generously sized dot of hot glue to secure the yarn wrapped craft stick / stem to the back side of your mini embroidery hoop flower. Hold in place for a few minutes while the hot glue dries/sets. (Note: this step should be completed by an adult.)
  7. Optional: If placing your mini embroidery hoop flowers in a small pot. Use a generous dab of hot glue to secure the small piece of floral foam to the bottom of your terracotta pot. Using the end of your scissors cut a slit in the floral foam. Add a dab of hot glue into the slit in the floral foam. Slide the "stem" / yarn wrapped craft stick of your mini embroidery hoop flower into the floral foam. Hold in place until the hot glue has dry / set. Cut a generous piece of brown felt or burlap. Wrap the brown felt / burlap around the "stem" of the flower to cover the floral foam completely and create the look of potting soil. Add a dab or two of hot glue to secure the felt inside the pot. Allow the hot glue to dry/set.(Note: this step should be completed by an adult.)
Enjoy your completed mini embroidery hoop flowers or gift them to someone special!







Happy crafting, friends!

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