This stunning rainbow hoop by designer Sophia Palmer is the perfect sewing project for upcoming days cosied at home. Plus, it's great for those of us who want a simple make that the kids can get involved with and proudly display in the front window, or on their bedroom wall.
- Felt: coloured, white
- Fabric, blue patterned
- Thread, various colours
- Twine, coloured, 15cm
- Wooden embroidery hoop
- Interfacing, iron-on
- Fabric glue
1 Draw around the inside ring of an embroidery hoop onto iron-on-interfacing, then cut an inch around the outside of that line, to create a larger circle. Iron the interfacing onto the back of patterned fabric and cut out the bigger shape.
2 Using the template, draw and cut out each shape from felt. Lay the pieces in place on the circle, using the hoop as a frame.
3 Pin or glue the shapes in place, then machine sew using various coloured threads. Add the clouds to each end of the rainbow, and stitch in place.
4 Press the piece, then insert it into the hoop. Pull the fabric tightly, then use the metal fixture to secure it.
5 Once you are happy with the positioning trim any excess threads, then add a piece of twine to the hoop for hanging.