DIY Embroidery Hoop Ciao Sign

A Charming Project - Needleword DIY- Embroidery Wall Sign - Ciao

You know those jeans you've been holding on to forever, but rarely wear anymore? Well, this project is for you! Add a little handmade charm to your walls with this easy embroidery hoop wall sign. If you've never tried embroidering, you have to try it - it's so addicting! I decided on a friendly,  "ciao" since I was watching an episode of Anthony Bourdain in Tuscany while drinking a cappuccino!  Inspiration is everywhere!

Materials: Jeans, embroidery floss, embroidery needles, embroidery hoop, dressmaker's pencil/chalk pencil, scissors (not pictured).

DIY needleword - Embroidery Hoop Wall Sign Supplies

I used a chalk pencil to draw my message by hand.

DIY needleword - Embroidery Hoop Wall Sign Step 1

Secure your fabric to the embroidery hoop. 

I used a simple back stitch to stitch over my chalk outline. If you're a beginner - like me - you'll want to visit Urban Threads for a quick stitch tutorial.  

A Charming Project: DIY needleword - Embroidery Hoop Wall Sign Step 2

Finally, cut the excess fabric from around the hoop, and hang on you wall.

DIY needleword - Embroidery Hoop Wall Italian Sign

Giving new life to an old item is one of my favorite things to do, and I love that this also makes for a perfect re-purposed gift! 

Made with love,