Embroidery Hoop Teacher Gifts

Embroidery Hoop Teacher Gifts

An apple for the teacher? Well, a few apples and a pencil?! It’s almost the end of the school year, which means Teacher Appreciation Day is right around the corner. There are many amazing teachers in my life, family members, friends and many who have blessed my own children. One of the longest known icons relating to a teacher is an apple. I took this simple icon and made a few fun and easy teacher gifts.

Embroidery Hoop Teacher Gifts

Hi Alison here, and today I’d like to share these cute apple and pencil embroidery hoop pockets for Teacher Appreciation gifts. I created these a few years back and they were such a huge success, I wanted to get them into a blog.

Embroidery Hoop Teacher Gifts

What you will need:

  • Wooden embroidery hoops – 6 in.
  • Various fabrics – two 9 in. squares per hoop
  • Ribbons
  • Embellishments
  • Wooden alphabet letters or craft letters

Other supply suggestions:

  • Pom-pom trim
  • Ric-rac
  • Lace trim

Embroidery Hoop Teacher Gifts

Trim both the background fabric and pocket fabric into 9 in. squares. Open the embroidery hoop and place the background square over the inner smaller circle. Take the pocket fabric square and fold in half. With hot glue, attach the ribbon or trim to the fold of the pocket fabric. Place the folded pocket fabric over the background fabric, more towards the bottom.

Embroidery Hoop Teacher Gifts

If you’d like to make a backing, before placing the outer hoop over the fabrics, take the outer larger hoop and use it as a template to trace a circle out of adhesive fabric or any fabric. Glue on the back for the last step. I did not make a backing for these, which is fine as well.

Take the outer hoop and center it over both fabrics, while fitting it into the inner hoop and securing the fabrics in place. Tighten the top fitting to ensure the fabrics stay in place. You can also pull the fabrics though the back while tightening to help center everything.

Once set, trim access fabric from the back of the hoop. After trimming, if there is any additional fabric, fold in and glue to hoop. This will cut down on any extra bulk. At this point, if you have a backing, attach to the back of the hoop.

Finally, for the apples, glue a felt leaf to the top.

Embroidery Hoop Teacher Gifts

Fun part – adding the embellishments. Add tags, letters, whatever you’d like. I found these cute little chalkboards in which I added wooden A,B,C letters. For the pencil hoop I had tags, to which I added a stenciled 1, and chalked on the #. In addition, I placed gift cards in the pockets. You can totally customize these to the teacher if you know some of their interests.

Embroidery Hoop Teacher Gifts

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Hope you’ve enjoyed this Embroidery Hoop Teacher Gift. Wishing everyone a wonderful ending to their school year and a fun summer!

Alison Osborn
As a child Alison was always drawing, painting and even making her own holiday decorations. Her passion led her to major in graphic design/illustration in college where she then establish a career as a graphic designer.  Recently she started creating new and unique home décor and party designs and sharing them online and hopes to teach and inspire creativity in others, because the earth without “art” is just “eh”, and who wants that?
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Comments

  1. Tricia Hope says:

    What a thoughtful and fun gift this would be! Teachers deserve so much for their hard work and dedication to their students.

  2. Aaron Robinson says:

    I actually have a spare hoop or two!! I know a couple teachers who would love this!

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