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« on: October 24, 2013 02:24:12 PM »

I'm not sure if this has been asked yet (I apologize if it has!) but I was curious is there is a good way to finish off the back of an embroidery hoop?

The back really isn't too messy, but I was thinking of adding a solid piece of fabric onto the back to make it look more finished, but I don't know??  Huh

Anyways, do you lovely people have any ideas?  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013 02:28:20 PM »

Here are a couple of tutorials on finishing the back. I usually glue a piece of felt on the back.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=359164.0#axzz2ig2hxnpm

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=335956.0#axzz2ig2hxnpm
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013 03:01:00 PM »

Thank you kittykill!  I think I will try the first option you sent.  But if that doesn't work...I will do the felt option Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2013 06:27:16 PM »

Here is what I've started doing. It's easy and I'm happy with how it looks.

http://hugsarefun.com/finishing-cross-stitches-in-an-embroidery-hoop/
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2013 06:48:03 AM »

It looks great!
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013 09:59:36 PM »

I finish mine the same way the woman does it in the first link that kittkill posted, except I don't add batting. I sew the two layers of fabric (usually just plain white) together, cut a slit and turn it right-side out, iron it flat, and hand-stitch it in place. I really like this way of finishing the back because it looks really polished. If you ever need to clean your embroidery or re-stretch it, you can too. The fabric backing can be removed, and there is enough fabric left at the back of the embroidery (all gathered up) that you can easily re-stretch it.
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