The 8 Best Mini Embroidery Hoops of 2020

Your adorable stitching deserves super cute frames

Embroidering florals and other designs at a very tiny size is fun and rewarding. They finish quickly and are often something you can wear when it's finished. But what do you do with the embroidery? Finish off your work with tiny hoops and framing pieces that are as adorable as your work.

These hoops aren't designed for stitching because most have a solid center that holds your work in place. But when you're talking about something that is only one to two inches, you probably want to stitch in a slightly larger hoop anyway. 

Also, take note that many of these will require you to permanently attach your stitching to the hoop. When making a jewelry piece, especially as a gift, that's a good thing. Just don't plan to change out the contents over time.

Now, get ready to take a look at the cutest, tiniest hoops you'll ever see.

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    Miniature Embroidery Hoop Necklaces

    Miniature Embroidery Hoop Necklaces

    Dandelyne / Etsy

    For a classic hoop that perfectly frames your tiny stitching, check out Dandelyne's hoop kits. They come in several sizes, both as circles and ovals. And when it comes to construction, these hoops will finish your stitching off beautifully with a smooth back covered with wood.

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    Owl Multi-Hoop Pendant

    Owl Multi-Hoop Pendant

    Selina Hudson Designs / Etsy

    In addition to more standard shapes for tiny embroidery hoops, Selina Hudson Designs also has some very unique pieces. A perfect example is this owl, which has three spaces for embroidery. You'll love all of the hoop shapes she makes.

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    Metal Embroidery Frame Pendant

    Metal Embroidery Frame Pendant

    Kailea / Etsy

    For a sleek finish, try framing your tiny embroidery in a metal frame. The pendant and brooch blanks from Kailea come in both a silver and gold finish and in a variety of sizes. Many of the shapes border on the avant-garde, so they're perfect for giving your tiny work a modern flair.

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    3D Printed Scallop Hoops

    3D Printed Scallop Hoops

    Stars and Sunshine

    Scalloped edges finish off a project with maximum cuteness, and these adorable and colorful hoops do just that. Julia from Stars and Sunshine creates them on a 3D printer, which makes them extra cool. You can make them into necklaces or add a pin back. While you're there, take a look at the larger scallop hoops.

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    Wooden Mounting Trays

    Wooden House Mounting Trays

    ArtBASE / Etsy

    The folks at ArtBASE out of Orlando, Florida create some very special pieces that you'll enjoy exploring. You'll find lots of creative inspiration in their mini embroidery hoops, modern pendant blanks, and mounting trays in a variety of shapes. All are done in beautiful woods that will really show off your work

    While the trays are not designed specifically for embroidery, they make very nice frames. Some come with glass cabochons that your embroidery can wrap around, or you can cut a piece of acid-free cardboard to hold your work in the tray.

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    Mini Hoop Sampler Pack

    Mini Hoop Sampler Pack

    Sew Cross Handmade / Etsy

    When you're just starting to work with miniature pieces, it can be hard to know where to start. Is a 2-inch hoop going to work better for you than a tiny 1.1-inch hoop? There's no need to make a decision with Sew Cross Handmade's multi-pack of oval and circle hoops. Five wooden hoops are included so you can test them out and see just how small you can go.