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Wednesday 20 January 2016

'You're Just My Type' Appliqued Hoop Art

Valentine's Embroidery ~ Sewing World Magazine February 2016

February's Sewing World Magazine is in the shops now and features my appliqued typewriter hoop art

 The design is a tactile mix of beading, machine and hand embroidery  

 Hoop art is bang on trend at the moment, along with upcycled vintage sheeting ~ Sew hipster! 

The project includes two retro typewriters to choose from, one that is totally hand cut and the second which uses a pre-printed motif from the stunning Melody Miller 'Typewriters' fabric.

I just love the kitsch feel of the vintage sheet I employed for the backing but it would look equally effective with a more "modern" choice of fabric!

My finished hoops are going to be gifted to a couple of fantastic women, both of whom really are 'just my type'!

If you fancy reading more about creating your own adorable retro typewriter, then the lovely folk over at Sewing World have made the full magazine article available as downloadable PDF. 

Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. These ar brilliant and so cute. I don't know which one I love the best. I do like the one with the beads. I am feeling inspired to do some embroidery now. Xx

  2. WOW! So cute! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. So cute! Love hoop art, especially yours! Jxo

  4. Josie, you have been busy. They are fab and so beautifully done. Take care Sharon x

  5. That's Adorable, Will' attempt to give it ago, been a long time since I have embelished anything. Well done you!

  6. I can't choose between the two. They both look great and the hoop is a great way to display them.

  7. They are both lovely Josie, I'm sure your friends will love them. Hx

  8. I love these what a great idea for valentines day....Gail x