Finishing Embroidery Projects: Three Ways
All levels | 57 min 30 sec
Finishing Embroidery Projects: Three Ways
If you’ve been embroidering for any length of time, you’ve probably asked yourself what to do with all those finished projects. Rebecca Ringquist, a Portland, Oregon based artist, designer, educator, and author, gets asked this all the time, and she is excited to share all her ideas. From samplers to small design motifs, she demonstrates three ways of finishing your projects to elevate them from a simple piece of fabric to a beautiful object worthy of being displayed. Whether hanging on your wall, turned into ornaments, or crafted into sculptural artworks, Rebecca has a wealth of advice on how to achieve finished looks for all your embroidery projects.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Dowel Banner
  • Finished embroidery piece
  • Two fabric strips - same width of project, and 3 inches taller
  • Backing fabric - same width of project, plus 3 inches on top and bottom
  • Corner turning implement - Rebecca uses a chopstick
  • Two dowels - same width of project, plus 2 inches
  • Ribbon or cord for hanging
  • Pins
  • Needle and thread
  • Rotary cutter and surface, or scissors
  • Ruler
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Sewing machine (optional)
  • Finished Embroidery Hoop
  • Finished embroidery piece
  • Embroidery hoop to fit your piece
  • Ribbon or cord for hanging
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Hoop stand by Modern Hoopla (optional)
  • Stretched Canvas
  • Finished embroidery piece
  • Stretched canvas or canvas stretcher bars to fit your piece
  • Backing fabric, three inches wider on all sides than your canvas
  • Backing fabric, half an inch wider on all sides than your finished embroidery piece
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Sawtooth picture hanger and nail
  • Hammer
  • Batting, one and half inches wider on all sides than your canvas (optional)
  • Sewing machine (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Make a dowel banner from your project
  • Elevate an embroidery hoop as a frame
  • Finish an embroidery piece on a stretched canvas

What you'll get:
  • Directions for three methods of finishing an embroidery piece 
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list 
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from artist Rebecca Ringquist
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
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Karen Pratt-Paskawych
I really liked her ideas and the cameras were in good locations. Her embroidery was beautiful but I would have liked a close up of her embroidery.
February 24, 2023
Nancy Broten-Munson
Love these ideas!
February 15, 2023
Zoe Gladstone
Great, clear instructions and lots of lovely ideas for finishing. This made me want to finish stitching some embroidery WIPs so I can try one of these methods.
February 8, 2023