January 28, 2017

Bride and Groom Hoop - free pattern!

Bride hoop

So, I have a bit of exciting news for all of you - I'm getting married! And one thing I have noticed is there is a distinct lack of wedding embroidery patterns out there. I've seen all sorts of fun DIY projects on Pinterest, but very few that actually feature embroidery. Well, I'm gonna fix that!

Our wedding date is rather soon - May, but from now until then, my goal is to come up with one free project each month, to celebrate our wedding. Now I know that may be too ambitious, so I apologize in advance if I fall off the embroidery wagon, due to time constraints.

My first free pattern is a lovely Bride and Groom embroidery, to fit into a 5x9 oval embroidery hoop. I used the same stitching method on my lettering as I did with my free Vote pattern - this time I used 3 strands of split stitch for the thicker parts of the letter and 3 strands couched (how to do couching) for the thinner lines.

This is a quick, easy project that stitches up super fast, and a slightly more personalized alternative to the chalkboard signs I've seen all over the place.

I wrapped my Bride hoop in light grey bias tape to give it a more dressed up look:

Thread used

I used my wedding colors as inspiration for these hoops - Navy and Ivory. I used a nice Navy linen I also used in this wedding hoop, and DMC embroidery floss in Snow White for the Bride and 822 (an Ecru shade) for the Groom.

Here is the start of my Groom hoop - instead of transferring, I stitched over tracing paper, then used those lines to embroider my design.

Groom hoop

It would also be lovely to use a white fabric for the bride, with gold or ivory thread, and a gray suiting fabric for the groom, with black or navy thread. The possibilities to customize this project are endless!

Have fun with it! And please if you stitch up a version of this project, tag us on Instagram - #feelingstitchyIG, comment here, or email us a photo we can share on our blog!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

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