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Embroidery Hoop Organizer (Video Tutorial)

Follow this wall pocket organizer pattern to create a gorgeous decoration that's also useful for holding all of your crafting supplies.

Updated January 20, 2020
Embroidery Hoop Organizer Video Tutorial

You can never have too many organizers, especially if you are an avid crafter. This DIY sewing organizer is all you need when it comes to organizing your sewing supplies.

Learn how to make one yourself with our Embroidery Hoop Organizer video tutorial.

This is a super easy sewing project that actually requires limited sewing experience, and you can put it together in just one night.

You won't believe how easy it actually is to make this wall pocket organizer out of an embroidery hoop.

Just watch the sewing video tutorial to see how you can put together your own and decorate your house with it!

Skill Level: Easy
Project Type: Make a Project
Time to Complete: In an evening
Sewn By: Both hand and machine
 

Wall Pocket Organizer Video Tutorial

Click play on the video box below to watch our video from Mary Beth. She'll show you how simple making your own DIY wall organizer from an embroidery hoop actually is.
 

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

Materials Needed

  1. 12" or desired size embroidery hoop – sanded and stained if desired (materials needed: medium coarseness sanding block and paint of choice)
  2. 1 package extra wide double fold bias tape
  3. Ruffle (optional)
  4. Embellishments (like beads and buttons)
  5. Needle and thread (to sew on embellishments)
  6. 2 or more colors of coordinating fabric. Fat quarters work well, otherwise at least 14" square for the main color and 7" x 14" for pockets
  7. Glue Dots
  8. Ruler
  9. Scissors
  10. Hot glue gun

Embroidery Hoop Organizer Instructions:

  1. Stain embroidery hoop if desired, making sure to sand off the finish first. You can also choose to paint it whatever color you would like.

    Note: If painting, do this at least 24 hours before the rest of the project, as you want to be sure the hoop is dry.

Image shows hands holding and sanding an embroidery hoop.
Image shows hands holding up a painted embroidery hoop.

  1. Press your fabric. Roughly arrange the fabric to decide where you want it over the hoop. You can use the hoop to test the appearance.

    Use one or two glue dots to tack the fabric in place on the hoop when you know how you want it arranged.

Image shows hands pushing the outer embroidery hoop down on dark fabric with pink and gray bicycle designs that's over the inner hoop.
Image shows hands holding up and adjusting the embroidery hoop to hold the fabric in place.

  1. Determine if you want pockets on your organizer. The number and size of pockets is up to you.

    Lay the fabric across the bottom to decide the details of your pockets. The organizer design featured in this tutorial has two pockets.

Image shows hands pushing the outer embroidery hoop over another set of fabric pieces (to be the pockets).

  1. Apply bias tape across top edge of what will be the shortest pocket, making sure the bias tape extends at least ¾” on either side of the hoop.

    Note: Where you want the pockets, how you want to divide the pockets, and other details come down to what you want and how you will be using the organizer.

Image shows a close-up of a sewing machine sewing bias tape over the edges of white fabric with pink fleur-de-lis designs.
Image shows a close-up of a sewing machine sewing bias tape over the edges of white fabric with pink fleur-de-lis designs.
Image shows hands pushing the outer embroidery hoop over another set of fabric pieces (the pockets).

  1. Lay the bottom pocket on top of the upper pocket, pin together with any vertical bias tape (for pocket division). Use a ruler to make sure measurements are correct.

Image shows hands adjusting the outer embroidery hoop over another set of fabric pieces (the pockets).
Image shows hands adjusting the pocket fabric over a ruler.

  1. Press bias tape open; topstitch it up the center of both pockets (or as appropriate for your number of pockets).
     
  2. Apply bias tape across top edge of the upper pocket, making sure to also enclose the top raw edge of the bias tape pocket divider.

Image shows a close-up of the pockets on the embroidery hoop organizer.

  1. If needed, rearrange the largest/back piece of fabric over the inside hoop, making sure it's taut.
     
  2. Arrange assembled pockets over the large piece on the inside hoop, making sure it's even and free of wrinkles.
     
  3. Place outer hoop over fabric and the inner hoop with the screw at the bottom.

    Make sure the fabrics are even, smooth, and taut. You can tug on the fabrics while inside the hoop as long as it is not tightened.

    Once everything is centered and as taut as possible, tighten the screw on the bottom as much as it can go.

Image shows hands adjusting the outer embroidery hoop over another set of fabric pieces (the pockets).

  1. Trim all fabric up to the edge of the hoop, as close as possible.

Image shows hands cutting off the excess fabric from the back of the embroidery hoop organizer.

  1. If adding ruffle edging: Using hot glue, apply ruffle to the back of the assembled hoop, folding both raw edges towards the back and overlapping the end of the ruffle over the beginning.

    Note: Only glue a few inches of the ruffle at a time to assure it's correct.

    If no ruffle is desired: Run a bead of hot glue around the back of the assembled hoop.

Image shows hands gluing ruffled borders around the embroidery hoop edge.

  1. Embellish if desired with beads, bows or charms, either sewing them on by hand or adhering them with glue dots/hot glue.

Image shows a close-up of the embroidery hoop organizer with buttons.
Image shows close-up of the embroidery hoop organizer pockets with scissors and knitting needles inside.
Image shows finished embroidery hoop organizer with tools inside the pockets.

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This is one of the cutest things I've seen!

What a clever idea - I never thought of using an embroidery hoop like this! This would definitely help me get my small sewing tools organized.

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