Valentine Day – In the Hoop Spool Wraps – Hearts Galore
Valentine’s Day puts that special fragrance in the air…Love! Cupid has kissed our newest collection, the Hearts Galore Spool Wraps In the Hoop. Check out below how to make them.
Cover a wooden spool with these quick and clever little Valentine’s Day wooden Spool wraps. Cupid and his loving friends are ready to bring home the lots of love! Fast, easy and adorable are these clever decoration when time is limited!
Let me show you how fast and easy they are to create. For this example let’s use the Lips Spool wrap. All of the Valentine spools are created with the same basic steps. You can pick up your very own copy here!
HERE ARE THE SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED:
- (2) 6″x4″ pieces of cotton Front/Back
- (1) 6″x4″ piece of Paper back fusible web (we used Heat n Bond light)
- (1) piece of tear away stabilizer to fit hoop (we used Exquisite Soft Tear away due to its light weight properties)
- (1) Wooden Spool – 2-1/8″ tall x 1-1/2″ wide, HERE
- Thread – Embroidery thread – I used Exquisite 40 wt Poly
- 60 weight bobbin thread or pre-wound bobbins
- Craft scissors – I used Kai 5135 5-1/2″ embroidery scissors
- Iron and pressing station – I use the Oliso professional
- Clear tape – I used Scotch tape
- Embroidery needles – I used Schmetz 75/11
- Glue – I used E6000 and loved the little packs
- 4″x4″ or larger hoop
- Piece of paper for the work surface
BASIC STEPS ON HOW TO MAKE:
For complete instructions and designs go here.
Fuse the paper back fusible web to the wrong side of the Front. Once the paper cools down, remove it.
Fuse the wrong side of the Front to the wrong side of the back.
Hoop the stabilizer. Center the Front right side up and tape along top and bottom edge to secure in place.
Thread machine for stitch #1 which is the outline stitch. Match the fabric or use a contrasting thread color.
Sew all the details. Note: some designs have multiple colors.
Remove hoop from machine. Remove tape and tear away stabilizer.
Cut 1/8″ along top and bottom stitch. Trim up sides.
Use glue to secure the wrap to the spool. Use paper under project to protect work space. Note: Be sure to use glue in well ventilated area.
You are done!! Now whip up all Valentine Spool wraps. These make great decorations and can be used for lots of other things too, for example: Napkin rings, Cord wraps, Key fobs and more. Check out HERE to see how to turn your Spool Wraps into napkin rings.
Oh and for fun, John Paul Young sang about Love in 1978, Love is in the air. For fun check out the video of him singing and close your eyes and think of your first love (insert kiss emoji)!