This project started as a pair of pants. They were a really cute pair of green corduroys that I had found on clearance for $3, back in my mall shopping days. As three dollar pairs of pants are wont to do, they didn't last very long. The knees wore out and the pocket seams started splitting. I held onto them as long as I could, but they needed a new purpose.
I had found these wooden embroidery hoops at a flea market for $1 apiece. I also picked up several vintage handkerchiefs that were in a similar color scheme.
The only sewing involved was creating the small pocket on the middle hoop. The other two pockets were made by layering fabric over the handkerchiefs.
Our walls are kind of janky, and sticky tac won't work on their textured surface. My roommate Gin had the idea to hang the wall pockets from a picture hook. It's attached to our top molding, and the individual hoops are attached by ribbon.
There you have it! A simple, inexpensive craft that can use up extra fabric scraps and match your decor easily. I'd love to see how this looks with different shaped hoops, or what you might use the pockets for storing and displaying.
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