Learn how to make your own DIY embroidery hoop weaving
Did you know that you can also use embroidery hoops as DIY looms for weaving? Embroidery hoops are so versatile and you can use them for so many different crafts.
For weaving, you can use the embroidery hoop as a loom for circle weaving, or drill holes and use it as more of a traditional loom like I did for this Sunset inspired embroidery hoop weaving.
DIY Embroidery Hoop Weaving Supplies
- Embroidery hoop
- Crochet thread
- Bulky yarn
- Ruler (optional)
- Large Eyed Needle (optional)
- Hot glue (optional)
How to Make a DIY Embroidery Hoop Weaving
The first step to making your own weaving may be the most intimidating, and that’s drilling the holes.
An embroidery hoop has two pieces, the outside piece that tightens down and the inside hoop that is solid. You’ll want to use the inside piece for your loom.
You can use any size hoop for your project, but you may want to start with a smaller hoop for your first project. (This hoop has been used for previous crafts, so forgive the stray markings on it! They will all be covered up soon.)
Measure the outside of the hoop making marks every 1/2″. Then, using a small drill bit, drill holes through your marks and around the hoop.
Once the holes are drilled you’ll want to string your thread through the holes. It’s easier if you use a large blunt eyed needle, but you could also just poke the thread through the holes. Use hot glue or some other kind of permanent craft glue to hold down the ends of the thread.
Now your hoop is ready for weaving!
You can use any kind of yarn you like, but a bulky, roving style yarn works really well for this project.
Start weaving. Over and under, back and forth across the threads. pushing the yarn down as you go.
Inspired by the colors of the sunset, this hoop has a hint of the yellow sun at the bottom, then some cotton candy colored pink, a light blue, and finally a darker blue.
My kids decided my sunset needed clouds. I used my yarn needle to stitch some fluffy white clouds on top of the weaving.
To finish off the hoop I braided some of the yellow yarn together and used it as a front edging on the hoop and then used some of the dark blue yarn as an edging around the outside of the hoop. I used hot glue to hold everything in place.