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Christmas stitched embroidery hoops with StickerKitten alphabet stamps

Hi crafters, today we have a fabulous tutorial from DT member Sarah Gray showing us how to use the Alpaca Wishes stitched alphabet stamps to create these beautiful Christmas stitched embroidery hoops! Such a lovely idea for putting up round your home at Christmas or making little decorations for the tree, or even making as gifts for family and friends.

Christmas stitched embroidery hoops with stickerkitten stitched alphabet stamps - let it snow

How to make

Sarah says:

I have put together these felt stitched hoops using the stitched alphabet and Christmas alpacas stamp sets along with some colourful pieces of felt.

Christmas stitched embroidery hoops with stickerkitten stitched alphabet stamps - step 1

Christmas stitched embroidery hoops with stickerkitten stitched alphabet stamps - step 2 stamp letters

Christmas stitched embroidery hoops with stickerkitten stitched alphabet stamps - step 3 put in hoop
 
The words and images were stamped on to the felt to give me a guide for stitching.

Christmas stitched embroidery hoops with stickerkitten stitched alphabet stamps - step 4 stitch over stamped letters

Christmas stitched embroidery hoops with stickerkitten stitched alphabet stamps - step 5 add  French knots
 
I put the felt in to an embroidery hoop and used white floss to back stitch the design. I added some French knots to add texture.
 
Christmas stitched embroidery hoops with stickerkitten stitched alphabet stamps - step 6 paint hoops white

I painted the hoops white and pulled the felt across the back. To give a neat finish I die cut a circle from the felt and attached that to the back of the hoop. 

Christmas stitched embroidery hoops with stickerkitten stitched alphabet stamps - snowflakes

Aren’t these just the sweetest? I love the bright colours of felt Sarah has used and how the French knots look like snow. If, like me, you’re not so good at sewing then following these stamped designs is a great way to achieve a neat finish! Judging by Sarah’s beautiful stitching I don’t think she needed any help here though :) I also love that Sarah has added a neat little line of star sequins to the red one, from the Alpaca Wishes sequin pack.

Let us know how your projects come out with these stamp sets – I love seeing all your makes! You can post to our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram. Happy crafting!

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