Embroidering florals and other designs at a very tiny size is fun and rewarding. Why? Because they finish quickly and they're often something you can wear when it's finished. But what do you do with the embroidery? How do you finish it off? These tiny hoops and framing pieces are the answer.
These hoops aren't designed for stitching because most have a solid center that holds your work in place. But when you're talking about something that is only 1-2 inches, you probably want to... stitch in a slightly larger hoop anyway.
Also, take note that many of these will result in permanently attaching your stitching to the hoop. When making a jewelry piece, especially as a gift, that's a good thing! Just don't plan to change out the contents over time.
Now, get ready to take a look at the cutest, tiniest hoops you'll ever see!
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For a classic hoop that perfectly frames your tiny stitching, check out Dandelyne's hoop kits. They come in several sizes, both as circles and ovals. And when it comes to construction, these hoops will finish your stitching off beautifully with a smooth back covered with wood.
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In addition to more standard shapes for tiny embroidery hoops, Selina Hudson Designs also has some very unique pieces. This owl with three spaces for embroidery is a wonderful example. You'll love all of the hoop shapes she makes!
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Having some color around your stitching makes a great finish, and the tiny hoops from Song Thread provide you with a rainbow of options. In fact, they have 17 different colors/finishes! You might just want to order one of each and in each of the two sizes available.
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For a sleek finish, try framing your tiny embroidery in a metal frame. The pendant and brooch blanks from Kailea come in both a silver and gold finish and in a variety of sizes, many of which border on the avant-garde. Corinne from So September shows you how to use these tiny frames for your embroidery!Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Scalloped edges finish off a project with cuteness, and these adorable and colorful hoops do just that. Julia from Stars and Sunshine creates them on a 3D printer, which makes them extra cool. You can make them into necklaces as shown, or add a pin back. While you're there, take a look at the larger scallop hoops!
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Want some sparkle around your embroidery? These acrylic glitter hoops will do the trick! The Creative Muster started with mini bamboo hoops but has expanded to other materials, including acrylic and felt hoops. She also sells a 2-inch hoop that is open on the back, meaning you could technically use it for your teeniest stitching!
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The folks at ArtBASE create some very special pieces that, while not designed specifically for embroidery, make very nice frames. Some come with glass cabochons which your embroidery can wrap around, or you can cut a piece of acid-free cardboard to hold your work in the tray.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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These tiny scalloped hoops from Teeny Tiny Vintage are a little different from the others because they also have hearts on them. What a sweet way to frame an initial for a little girl—or for yourself! The slightly sheer acrylic comes in bright colors, but be sure to check out this seller's other wooden hoops.
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Jennifer from Beadeux makes fun accessories for stitching, and her hexagon framing hoops are no exception. With these hoops, you attach the embroidery to the backing, then you glue the front piece in place. They come in several sizes, including one pendant design with multiple hexagons attached to each other.