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Solar System Embroidery Hoop Decoration

Project by Lesley Connelly

This make is a perfect room addition for any outer space fans out there.


Outer Space fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company.

Felt in various colours foe the planets, including yellow (for the sun).

A piece of felt for the back of the embroidery hoop.

Embroidery threads in various colours (to match the planet felt colours and to add extra details).





Embroidery hoop (10 inch size – or smaller/bigger if you prefer).

Step 1:

Choose one of the fat quarters to be your background.

Step 2:

Using the different coloured felts, cut out circles of various sizes to form your planets. You will need 8 in total and one large semi circle for the sun.

Step 3:

Lay out the sun and planets so that they fit within the size of the embroidery hoop circle, pin to secure.

Step 4:

Sew around the edges of the planets to secure.

Step 5:

Add extra details to the planets including rings around Saturn and Uranus. Add a meteorite belt between Mars and Jupiter using French Knots.

Step 6:

Sew the names of the planets around the edge of the hoop.

Step 7:

Leaving a 5cm strip around the edge of the hoop cut off the remaining excess fabric.

Step 8:

Sew around 1cm from the edge of the fabric, then pull tight to draw the edge of the fabric in.

Step 9:

Cut out a circle of felt slightly bigger than the hole in the back, place over the back then slip stitch around the circle to secure.

Step 10:

Tie a 15cm piece to ribbon/thread around the metal clasp at the top of the embroidery hoop to create a loop.

To see more from Lesley follow her on Instagram @hookstitchsew or visit her website

Made by Lesley Connelly for The Craft Cotton Co 2022.

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