Floral Embroidery Hoop Art on Mesh

This post was originally published in July 2017
and updated as of June 2022.

When summer comes around, sometimes I get in a crafting slump since we spend so much time outdoors splash-padding and ice cream truck-ing, leaving less time to spend an afternoon in the craft room. However, I have found that textile crafts like knitting, crochet, and embroidery (which I sometimes think of as only cozy winter crafts) can also be perfect for the summer when you want to keep your hands busy! And this DIY Floral Embroidery is one of my favorite summer projects I’ve made!

Floral Embroidery Hoop Art on Mesh

Stitchable mesh is so fun to work with and is going to take your embroidery projects to the next level! Any negative space (unstitched) will be transparent, which means the embroidery will be reversible and so pretty!

Supplies needed to make a Floral Embroidery

Mesh/silk screen/tulle
Embroidery floss
Embroidery hoop
Embroidery needle
Small beads (if desired)


How to make a Floral Embroidery

Step 1: Draw your pattern onto your mesh. I used a fine-tipped permanent pen and it worked great on the mesh! For the florals, I found a free pattern to use. Then, I drew on the eyes, cheeks and mouth freehand.

Step 2: Once you have drawn on the face, start stitching! I am a major beginner when it comes to embroidery so it’s always fun for me to try out new stitches. The writer of the pattern I used also suggests that this pattern is great for stitches like raised herringbone or woven spider webs!

Step 3: While you’re stitching, feel free to add some beading! I loved adding beads for extra dimension and interest, especially using beads for the eyelashes!

Step 4: Clean up the unfinished ends on the back, knotting and snipping them so they don’t show from the front. Then, cut the excess mesh around the hoop.

That’s it! Isn’t it darling? I love the gorgeous floral design coupled with the sweetness of the little face. This would be perfect in any girly space and makes me so happy whenever I see it.

What summer projects do you have up your sleeve? I’d love to hear about them!

Happy stitching!
ox. Liz


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  • Michele TJuly 27, 2017 - 6:10 am

    Awwww!!! That’s super sweet!! At the moment I am hand quilting a table runner for a wedding gift.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy hJuly 27, 2017 - 9:12 am

    I love these stitchable surfaces. The projects have all been so cute. I am working on some tee shirt quilts this summer for some birthday gifts.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly {Flamingo Toes}July 27, 2017 - 9:53 am

    Liz!!! This is so adorable!! I love her sweet little face and the florals are so pretty with the beads in them!! The mesh is so cute for this!ReplyCancel

  • Carla HundleyJuly 27, 2017 - 10:38 am

    So sweet and cute!
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • ,Mary HolshouserJuly 27, 2017 - 3:15 pm

    This is so sweet. Cute face and lovely
    flowers. I love the mesh because it has
    exact places to put stitches.
    That’s why I liked needlepoint.
    If I tried to stitch free-hand some stitches
    were too long, some too short, just a mess.
    I don’t do Instagram so I won’t be able to enter.
    I want to try all of the new products (new to
    me – been a long time since I was in the
    fabric section)
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • JoanJuly 27, 2017 - 4:56 pm

    This so lovely.

  • MarionJuly 27, 2017 - 4:56 pm

    I love this item.

  • MarilynJuly 27, 2017 - 4:57 pm

    This item is so cute.

  • Jane J ThomasJuly 28, 2017 - 1:25 am

    I don’t instagram, cut thought I would leave a note here. This a darling pattern. What did you do with all of the stray thread on the back?ReplyCancel

  • Helen GullettJuly 28, 2017 - 5:16 am

    That is one pretty face. So lovely. My Summer projects are travel scrapbook album, making cards, and having fun creating craft projects with my daughters.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaJuly 28, 2017 - 9:21 am

    Ooh, I’ve been wanting to try beads with my embroidery. This is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • TeriJuly 28, 2017 - 10:28 am

    Love this project! I want to try the mesh for decorative item.ReplyCancel

  • Pat SchwabJuly 29, 2017 - 4:03 pm

    Boohoo– I am not on Instagram but love your face project.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah @ Embroidery DesignzAugust 16, 2017 - 4:39 am

    This looks like such a fun project, I never thought to use a metallic mesh, but will give this a go!ReplyCancel

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  • JenNovember 12, 2018 - 9:33 pm

    I love what you do! 🙂 So pretty!!ReplyCancel