Give your hardworking needles and pins a cozy home in a primitive-style needlebook featuring a pumpkin, scissors and four diminutive blackbirds. Simple instructions make finishing quick so you can start storing your tools right away.
Skill Level: Intermediate Materials
• 10" x 10" piece 28- count Vichy by
Nickyscreations* • One skein each DMC® or Sullivans®
USA six-strand embroidery floss* • Size 24 tapestry needle *See Where to Find It on page 65. Stitch Count: 51H x 50W Design Size: 32/ 3" x 35/8"
Instructions: Fold linen in half vertically and center design on front panel. Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss.
Finishing Materials & Instructions
• 10" x 5" piece 28- count Vichy linen by
Nikyscreations* for lining • 5" x 5" square coordinating felt • Two coordinating buttons • 12" coordinating cording • Coordinating embroidery floss
Press stitched piece and straighten gently. Trim excess fabric so that stitched piece measures 10" x 5" with design centered on front. Pin stitched piece and unstitched lining right sides together, leaving a small opening for turning; sew together using 1/4" seam allowance. Turn right side out and hand-stitch opening closed. Using coordinating floss, work blanket stitch around edge of seam.
Referring to photograph throughout, fold cording in half around fold; attach to inside and outside of needlebook using a few tacking stitches of matching floss. Knot cord ends together at bottom and leave ends hanging. Attach buttons at corners of needlebook as shown.
Trim felt square as desired; stitch top edge inside needlebook.