Embroidery Hoop Layout by Elsie Robinson

Monday, October 19, 2020

  Hey everyone, it’s Elsie Robinson here! Since I’m a bit of a stitching addict, as soon as I saw this Embroidery Hoop cut file I knew I had to create a layout using it! I used the Go the Scenic Route collection to create this layout. Let me talk you through the design…

First of all, I started by separating the Embroidery Hoop cut file in my Silhouette software since I didn’t want the cross-stitch heart to be cut, but sketched instead. To do this, I released the compound path, selected the inner circle with all of the cross stitch lines, and moved it to a separate part of the document. I then remade the compound paths for both parts of the cut file, so I had two separate pieces to sketch and cut.

I used the pen holder tool to sketch the heart design, since I wanted to use a pencil so I could erase the design once I’d pierced the holes for the stitching. Since I have the Silhouette Cameo 3, I could sketch and cut my design through one pass of the machine on a piece of white cardstock. Once the cut file was sketched and cut, I took the sketched heart and used a piercing tool and foam mat to pierce a hole in the corners of the x’s. Once all of the holes were pierced, I erased the pencil lines and went ahead with the stitching! Since this was quite a large design, I opted to use wool instead of regular embroidery thread to stitch the heart. I chose a turquoise color to match with the Go the Scenic Route collection.

I used Paper 20 to back the embroidery hoop and I placed the cross-stitched heart behind the opening to piece the embroidery hoop design back together. I used the gorgeous pink pattern on Paper 16 as my background and adhered the cut file on foam at the top right of the layout. I nestled my photo underneath the needle and thread part of the cut file, and to make the needle stand out I covered it with the metallic blue Washi Tape. I embellished with Floral Die Cuts and flower Chipboard Stickers, as well as some butterfly Ephemera Die Cuts to create a super pretty design. Finally, I mixed and matched the Foam Thickers and Puffy Word Stickers to create my title... I can never resist a good pun!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to use Go the Scenic Route with Paige's cut files!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, die cuts, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Embroidery Hoop by Paige Evans
Location: England / Blog: Hey Elsie Instagram: @heyelsie_ / Facebook: Elsie Robinson / YouTube: Elsieeee / Pinterest: heyelsie


  1. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Loving that stitched heart!

  2. Oh I love this. Perfect gift for a friend of mine who is addicted to hand embroidery. Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. Elsie ! You are so creative and I always love your fun and gorgeous designs !! I adore your title too! Just wonderful ! ❤️


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