Skill Level: Confident Beginner
• 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.