April 2010 - Many years ago I made many of these ornaments. These days the flexi-hoops are harder to find but I was recently asked how I assembled my flexi-hoop ornaments. So I stitched and assembled one so I could share this tutorial.
Designs from Bundle of Bears by Vermillion Stitchery. Stitched on 22 count hardanger.
|When I took the ring off again the fabric had developed a nice crease and I removed the thread.|
|Then I assembled the back of the ornament. For this I usually use card stock and some thermolam (or baby fleece) fabric. Often I just use a blank piece of card stock but this time I chose the verse from the inside of greeting card. (See this blog page for some other possibilities I discovered in my greeting card stash.) I centered the inside ring over the card stock and traced around the ring. |
|I cut out the card stock circle and used it as a pattern to cut out the white fleece. |
|Then I used sharp scissors to cut the fabric snug against back edge of the ring. |
|Finally I was ready to install the flexi-hoop over the rest of the ornament. To keep things lined up and snug I always install it from the front. I start with the top of the hoop and ease it down both side until it is all in place. |