From the Heart - NeedleArt by Wendy,
Merry Christmas Drum Skill Level: Easy
The Thread Gatherer Silk ‘N Colors DMC® Alternatives Listed in Parentheses* 5 SNC060 (676) burnished gold ) SNC262 (801) bark & branches X SNC156 (3364) dried thyme i SNC074 (816) in the burgundy *DMC® alternatives are not one-to- one equivalents of the floss suggested by the designer. To achieve results pictured, use floss listed in the first column. Fabric: 8" x 14" piece 32-count country mocha Belfast linen from Zweigart® Stitch Count: 25H x 122W Design Size: 15/ 8" x 75/ 8" Instructions: Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss. Finishing Materials & Instructions • Fusible interfacing • Two 3" circles 32-count country mocha
Belfast linen • Coordinating sewing thread • Polyester fiberfill • Coordinating twill tape (hanger) Press stitched piece from reverse side, straightening as much as possible. Trim stitched piece to 1/2" from stitching on top and sides, and 1/4" from stitching on bottom. Cut interfacing to same size. Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse interfacing to back of stitched piece. Sew sides together where double hearts meet, creating tube.
Place one linen circle at top of tube with excess linen tucked inside tube. Hand-sew circle to tube. Repeat for bottom of tube, leaving small opening for stuffing. Stuff drum with fiberfill until slightly firm. Sew opening closed. Create hanger with bow from coordinating twill tape and sew to top of drum.