Hanging Hoop Wall Pocket Swap

I’m hosting a new swap on Flickr called the Hanging Hoop Wall Pocket Swap. It was suggested by a member of the Potholder Pass but I decided to make it a separate swap since it isn’t a kitchen related item. We are using the Embroidery Hoop Wall Pocket free tutorial. We will be using these hoops for storage in our sewing rooms.

I made this one for my partner, if she likes it. If not, I have another idea to try out. I made a little patchwork section in aqua, yellow and white with a touch of grey and black. I stamped the words “Sew Happy” in a longer patchwork piece. The bottom pocket is aqua linen with a piece of measuring tape twill along the upper edge. I also added a little piece of satin ribbon measuring tape and a button along the seam line of the pocket.
What do you think partner?

I have to say that it was tricky to get all the layers into the hoop. In our discussion on Flickr, someone suggested trimming the fusible fleece layer to just the size of the hoop and that helped a lot. I still had trouble making it as neat as I would have liked on the backside due to the three layers on the pocket.


  1. amy this turned out FANTASTIC. love the patchwork and the color scheme. what a lucky partner!

  2. That is so pretty (and handy as all get-out) Amy!

  3. It is so SEW cute!! The colors are so fresh. I wish I would have joined this swap, but too many other commitments. But if you do it again I’ll definitely join!

  4. Oh, I love it! What a creative and great idea!

  5. It’s beautiful Amy!
    If there’s going to be a next round of this swap I might join.

  6. It’s so pretty! I love the fabrics you used. I’ll be giving the tutorial a try this week, once I pick up an embroidery hoop.

  7. There you go again being super creative! I’m overwhelmed with all your cool ideas!

  8. I’m not your partner, but I think it’s fabulous!

  9. That’s what all those embroidery hoops I have leftover from the 80’s can be used for! Thanks!

  10. It’s adorable. The back is totally neat and tidy!!!

  11. This is a swap you will have to have again! the possibilities are endless on this. Yours is adorable and I love the stamping!!

  12. I reallly hope it’s for me, because it’s beautiful! What sort of ink did you use for the stamping?

  13. It’s SO wonderful! It’s cute as a button in every way! and polkadots! Love! 🙂

  14. I love it! It is so cute!

  15. Great colors and embellishments. Love the stamping and the pocket sizes!

  16. It’s so amazing to watch which trends come and go. The embroidery hoop sure does have a lot of other uses!

  17. totally amazing amy, i love your creativeness!

  18. Very sweet and beautifully made! If your swap partner doesn’t like it just let me know I will forward my address ;0)

  19. Very clever!

  20. Oh, I love this! I’m on a hoop-making binge at the moment and I can see one of these in my future!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Love this idea! How did you finish the back? It looks very professionally done!
    CO Pixi

  22. FashionArtprojects.com says:

    So cute! we just featured you on our facebook page via Craft magazine’s post!

  23. great idea

  24. Wow, I love this, I would like to make it for my 74 year old friend I care for.
    Thanks you are brilliant.

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