Simple Stitched Coffee Hoop

Today, I’m so excited to have Bev from Flamingo Toes! I’ve been reading Bev’s blog for a few years now and even got to meet her last year at SNAP! A few years ago Bev, shared how to make a little mummy dish towel, and today she is sharing her easy-to-make Simple Stitched Coffee Hoop.


Hello Sew Woodsy Readers! I am so excited to be here today!

My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. I love sharing all sorts of projects – sewing, jewelry, home dÈcor, recipes – and one of my favorite things – embroidery projects! I have a sweet little embroidery hoop project to share with you today – this “But First, Coffee” embroidery hoop art. It’s simple and quick and would look so perfect hanging next to your coffee maker!

Simple Stitched Coffee Hoop from Bev at Flamingo Toes

It’s decorated with a cute little wool felt cup and a heart – all embroidered on a vintage sheet. (which I do quite often I will confess)

But First Coffee Hoop

It would be sweet on any fabric and easy to match to your dÈcor too!

Stitched Coffee Hoop

So let’s get started! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 8″ embroidery hoop
  • fabric for hoop
  • felt for cup
  • fabric scrap for heart
  • contrasting embroidery thread
  • disappearing ink marker
  • optional: fabric for wrapping hoop, felt for backing
  • But First, Coffee Embroidery Hoop Pattern

Start by printing out your pattern. Using a disappearing ink marker, trace the lettering and the steam swirls onto your fabric.

tracing hoop embroidery

Stitch your letters using a backstitch. If you need instructions, you can check out my Embroidery Tips page – a backstitch is a great starter stitch if you haven’t done embroidery before!

backstitch embroidery

Continue until all your lettering is stitched.

coffee hoop stitching

Using the pattern, cut out the cup shape from felt. Cut out a small heart from fabric as well. Stitch your cup and heart in place on the hoop using the pattern as placement. I used a simple running stitch for both.

stitched coffee cup

If you want, wrap the outer ring of your embroidery hoop in a coordinating fabric and glue down the ends. This adds a little bit more color for fun.

wrapped embroidery hoop

Place your fabric in the hoop and trim the edges so there is about 1/2″ all around. Glue the fabric to the inside of the back of the hoop, and if you’d like, finish the back of the hoop with a circle of felt. That’s all there is to it!!

But First Coffee Hoop

Coffee Embroidery Hoop

I hope you’ll give it a try!

I’d love for you to stop by Flamingo Toes sometime – I have lots more hoop projects if you would like to try something else!


  1. This is so cute – makes a sweet gift for a coffee lover. At first I thought the hoop was wrapped in Washi tape – I wonder if that would work?

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