Fall is in the air, well, the current temperature is 91 degrees, so maybe its just me. I am so excited since my favorite time of year is Fall, hence I am in full Fall decorating mode as soon as I see the first fall decor in stores. DIY fall embroidery hoop wreath is my next Goodwill shirt project. One of my favorite projects from last fall was making Goodwill shirt pumpkins. I even offered a make and take for my local community to join me making them. This year I decided to offer the make and take class again, but I am adding a demo of the DIY easy Goodwill shirt fall wreath with the easy buffalo check bow.
Fall embroidery hoop wreath
How to make an Easy Fall Wreath
What you need:
- Old shirt (Goodwill, thrift store, or your closet)
- SVG file
- Embroidery hoop
- Cricut maker
- Easypress 2
- HTV vinyl
- Cricut Easypress mat
- Teflon sheet
- Chenille stem
Cut out a piece of your Goodwill shirt a little larger than the embroidery hoop. I wanted to make my wreath with the plaid on the diagonal so I placed my hoop on the fabric and marked with chalk the outer edge of the hoop and the top with a line.
Then I asked my daughter, Olivia, to design and cutout the vinyl Welcome for the fall wreath. Olivia typed out the Welcome in Design Space, then she setup her Circut Maker to cut the vinyl. She mirrored the design so it cut out it out of the dull side of the HTV. Once it was cut she weeded the excess vinyl.
I prepared my work surface for the Easypress 2 by placing the Circut Easypress mat on a folded towel then I placed the shirt fabric on the mat with the hoop. To decide on the placement of the vinyl Welcome I placed it in the hoop and made chalk marks.
Now its time to preheat the Circut Easypress 2 to 33o degrees F. Once the Easypress is heated I pressed the shirt fabric for 5 seconds BEFORE adding the vinyl Welcome. Then I put the design shiny side up on the fabric with a Teflon sheet on the top, and pressed for 30 seconds at 330 degrees F.
Next, I removed the plastic carrier sheet on the top of my design.
Before putting the fabric in the hoop I used a clean damp cloth and removed the chalk marks for the word placement, however, I did not remove any other chalk markings.
Hooping the design
I unscrewed the top of the embroidery hoop loosening it just so I could remove the inner circle. I placed my design on top of the smaller hoop once it was in position I placed the larger hoop over it.
I used a ruler to check the design placement.
Note: make sure to pull the fabric tight and screw the top hoop back into place.
Using a screwdriver I snugly tightened the embroidery hoop before cutting the excess fabric.
After I was satisfied with the hooped design I turned it over and carefully trimmed the excess fabric.
Making and adding a bow to the top was a breeze see these easy step by step directions:
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My favorite wreath hangers
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This was so much fun to create with my daughter, so grab a friend and make one too. Are you excited about fall?
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