The best 6 mini embroidery hoops

6 amazing mini hoop shops you need to check out

Miniature embroidery is so fast to finish! You don’t need a lot of materials and you can even do some destashing of the tiny pieces of fabric that are too precious to throw away but too tiny to do anything with it. But where do you find these mini embroidery hoops? Well, this is something you’ll find out in this article.

What are mini embroidery hoops for?

Mini or miniature embroidery hoops are very small embroidery hoops in which you can place your small embroidery project. They are not for stitching – only for display for example as a brooch or necklace pendant.

The sizes range from 3inches and smaller. I personally would not consider a hoop that is bigger than 3inches a mini embroidery hoop. They come in various shapes, too, so if you are looking for something extravagant, you are in the right place.

I did a little research and almost fell off my chair when I saw how many different embroidery mini hoop variations there are! Who would have known?! From the modern laser cut to the handcrafted hoop, there are so many options out there to make your own embroidery piece shine even more.

Below you’ll find a list of the most gorgeous mini embroidery hoops ever.

If you want to read more about miniature embroidery, you might like: All about miniature embroidery

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6 amazing mini hoop shops you need to check out

Where to find mini embroidery hoops

6 mini embroidery hoop shops

Dandelyne mini hoops

Sonia from Australia designed her mini embroidery hoops in 2011. Since then she refined the process and shape and created the wonderful community that surrounds the Dandelyne hoop. The original Dandelyne hoops were made from locally sourced wood. Now, there are acrylic mini embroidery hoops in spectacular colors, too!

6 mini embroidery hoop shops


Nathalie’s embroidery mini hoop variations come in a huge range of colors. It’s a delight for the color lover to scroll through her shop!

I asked her if there is a story behind her hoops and she wrote:

It all got interesting when I found one of my mom’s abandoned projects when I was 13 years old. It was this old basket with birds and fall fruits. I had also mangled a Pocahontas cross stitch kit wth some free stitching.

Because I was getting bored with the kits available in shops. Not enough fantasy! not flashy enough! And what would I do with all of the ones I finished? Hang them all on the wall, to collect dust?
So I started to make these mini embroidery hoops. A way to make small patterns and carry your cross stitching with you. They are tiny and colourful!

6 mini embroidery hoop shops


If you are more into the polished and craftsmanship type of things, may I introduce you to these handcrafted wooden goodies? Betty and Marcos from Florida are crafting the wonderful wooden pendants and bezel trays for their shop Artbase. They are using solid woods like Mahogany, Maple, Cherry, and Walnut sometimes even mixed together. The shapes range from oval to round to leaf or even bird-shaped!

6 mini embroidery hoop shops

Selina Hudson Designs

Selina of SelinaHudsonDesigns makes laser-cut wooden mini hoops shaped as ovals, circles, hexagons and even polaroids! Yes, polaroids – I bet you already have ideas spinning in your head, at least I do…

Kailea metal pendant settings

If you can’t see all the wooden hoops anymore, I have something for you: metal embroidery pendants. They look lovely as a pendant or brooch and give a more traditional jewelry look than the wooden hoops.
You can also use them to place your photos or printed fabric in it!

6 mini embroidery hoop shops


Julia and her husband got themselves a 3D printer as an anniversary gift (how cool is that?!) and what else could you do with this other than making mini hoops. You can find her hoops on Etsy at Starsandsunshine.

These mini hoops come with another cool feature, too. Hold your breath: there is a glow in the dark option. WHAT? Yes, you heard me right! I was so excited I had to order one for myself because … well… did I say it’s glowing in the dark? If you want to order a glow in the dark hoop you can find them in the mini hoop listing under the color option ‘glow blue’. For a 4 or 6 inch version contact her for a custom listing.

If you want to read more about miniature embroidery, you might like: All about miniature embroidery

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