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.