Catty Witch

Just Cross Stitch - - Trick- Or-treat Bag - De­sign by Ta­nia Santarelli of Lilli Vi­o­lette

Skill Level: Con­fi­dent Be­gin­ner

Ma­te­ri­als

• 13" x 13" piece 35- count nat­u­ral Ed­in­burgh linen from

Zw­ie­gart®* • One skein each DMC® or Sul­li­vans® USA six-strand

em­broi­dery floss* • Size 28 ta­pes­try nee­dle *See Where to Find It on page 110. DMC® Sul­li­vans® $ 801 45211 cof­fee brown, dk. i 817 45219 coral red, vy. dk. ) 310 45053 black a 434 45095 brown, lt. % 3713 45363 salmon, vy. lt. & B5200 45002 snow white ♦ 3708 45361 melon, lt. Stitch Count: 113H x 120W De­sign Size: 61/2" x 67/8" In­struc­tions: Cross stitch over two threads us­ing two strands of floss. Work straight stitch for cat whiskers us­ing one strand 310/45053.

Fin­ish­ing Ma­te­ri­als & In­struc­tions

• One 73/4" x 81/2" piece (bag back) and two 10" x 2" pieces

(han­dles) black-and-white polka- dot cot­ton fab­ric • One skein DMC 816 • Co­or­di­nat­ing sewing thread Note: This bag is for dec­o­ra­tion only and not de­signed to carry items, which is re­flected in assem­bly. To cre­ate a us­able bag, make lin­ing as for Trick-or-Treat Bag and fin­ish bag han­dles by fold­ing fab­ric un­der 1/4" and blind stitch closed be­fore at­tach­ing to bag. Press stitched piece from re­verse side, straight­en­ing as much as pos­si­ble. Trim stitched piece to 73/4" x 81/2". Turn un­der 1/2" seam al­lowance on top edge of stitched piece and hem­stitch so that stitch­ing is not vis­i­ble on the right side of fab­ric. Re­peat for top 81/2" edge of polka-dot fab­ric bag back. Place stitched piece and bag back right sides to­gether with hemmed edges match­ing. Us­ing a 1/2" seam al­lowance, sew to­gether along sides and bot­tom leav­ing top hemmed edge open. Trim seams. Turn bag right side out and press. Fold both polka-dot fab­ric han­dle pieces in half along length, wrong sides to­gether, and press. Us­ing photo as a guide, place ends of han­dles on top of bag. At­tach han­dles to top front and back of bag by sewing large crosses with DMC 816.

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