Stitch up some back to school fun! Notebook Paper Embroidery Hoop Craft
Do you have a back to school motto? We have a few.
- ASK – Always Seek Knowledge (ASK)
- We Can Do Hard Things
- Yes You Can
- Work Hard and Be Nice (or Work Hard and Be Kind)
There is something about the clean lines on a fresh sheet of notebook paper feels like thousands of new possibilities. You might write a poem. Work a math problem. Jot down a quick note to a friend. You could fill that paper in a million different ways.
The start of a new school year feels a bit like that blank sheet of notebook paper. Maybe that’s why I love notebook paper crafts so much. I’ve painted notebook paper canvases, made notebook paper cookies, even a notebook paper pencil jar. This year I’m stitching up a bunch of Notebook Paper Embroidery Hoops.
Notebook Paper Embroidery Hoop Craft
- Cross stitch fabric
- Red embroidery thread
- Blue embroidery thread
- Black embroidery thread
- Embroidery Hoop
- Cross stitch needle
While I’m using cross stitch fabric, this isn’t really a cross stitch project. It’s more of an embroidery project, but a very simple one. This stitched notebook paper only uses the back-stitch embroidery stitch. One of the reasons I like using cross stitch fabric is that it’s easy to make those straight notebook paper lines.
You only need three different colors of embroidery thread or floss: red, blue, and black (optional). While I put notes on my stitched notebook paper you could just leave it blank if you prefer.
First you back-stitch the horizontal blue lines. I made these stitches three squares long. Then you back-stitch the vertical red line. I made these stitches two squares long.
Once the lines of my paper were stitched I used a very simple back-stitch embroidery alphabet to write out some notes. You can control the height of your notebook paper lines, so keep in mind what you might want to write as you decide. The more space between lines, the larger your letters can be.
Watch me make a Notebook Paper Embroidery Hoop live!
Hang up your finished hoops or give them as teacher gifts. So many options for this easy embroidery craft!