There are many ways out there to finish your embroidery hoop. This is the way I do it. It really makes it look professional.
Step 1: Turn your hoop over onto the back and trim the fabric back to about 1cm (1/2″) from the rim of the hoop.
Step 2: Run some hot glue around the inside rim of the hoop and stick down the backing fabric. Watch your fingers – that glue can burn! (Ask me how I know.) You can skip this step if you only have the one layer of fabric.
Step 3: Then run some more hot glue around the top edge of the rim and fold down the main fabric.
Step 4: Place your hoop face down on some felt and draw around it with a pen or pencil.
Step 5: Cut out around the circle, about 3mm (1/8″) inside the pencil line. I like to use pinking shears!
Step 6: Now is the time to add any labels to the felt.
Step 7: Centre your felt piece onto the back of your hoop, and start gluing. I like to glue at 12, 6,3 and 9 o’clock, and carefully pull the felt to flatten it out nicely and press down. Then just fill in the extra bits with glue and press down some more.
Step 7: Admire your nicely finished hoop art!
Even though you can’t see the back of the hoop when it’s hanging on the wall, I think a professional finish is never a waste of time!
I hope that was helpful.
Till next time