Partridge & Pomegranates
Skill Level: Intermediate Materials
• Two 14" x 12" pieces (front and back) 32- count raw linen Belfast linen from Zweigart®* • One skein each DMC® or Sullivans® USA
six-strand embroidery floss* • Size 26 tapestry needle *See Where to Find It on page 62. DMC® Sullivans® w 471 45106 avocado green, vy. lt. ✿ 728 45491 topaz q 792 45203 cornflower blue, dk. X 794 45205 cornflower blue, lt. ç 801 45211 coffee brown, dk. G 3346 45343 hunter green oe 3753 45377 antique blue, ul. vy. lt. R 3832 45430 raspberry, med. U — B5200 45002 snow white Backstitch B5200 45002 snow white Stitch Count: 116H x 83W Design Size: 71/4" x 51/4" Instructions: Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss. Backstitch over two threads using one strand of floss.
Finishing Materials & Instructions
• Two 11" x 7" pieces lining fabric • Two 281/2" lengths 3/8"-wide white
ribbon • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
Press stitched piece from reverse side, straightening as much as possible.
Pin stitched piece and unstitched piece of linen right sides together, matching edges. Using a 1/4" seam allowance and starting at top right, sew down 11/2"; leave a 1/2" opening and continue sewing down remainder of side, across the bottom, and up the opposite side to 2" from top; leave a 1/2" opening and continue sewing remainder of the side.
Pin lining fabric right sides together, matching edges. Sew around sides and bottom, leaving a 3" opening in bottom for turning. Turn right side out. Place the lining inside the linen bag with right sides together.
Sew around the top edge. Trim corners and turn bag right side out through the opening in lining. Stitch the lining opening closed and push to the inside of bag. Press.
Sew around bag 11/2" down from top edge and then 2" down from top edge to create the casing for the ribbon. Run one ribbon through opening in one side and the other ribbon through opening in other side. Cinch ribbon to close.