Stitch this cute primitive-style treat bag to hold your little Halloween stitched treats. The gingham linen provides a subtle background without extra stitching.
Skill Level: Easy Materials
• 13" x 13" piece 28- count Vichy linen
from Nikyscreations* • One skein each DMC® or Sullivans®
USA six-strand embroidery floss* • Size 24 tapestry needle *See Where to Find It on page 112. DMC® Sullivans® b 301 45049 mahogany, med. o 3371 45351 black brown ‰ 3774 45388 desert sand, vy. lt. ” 371 45084 mustard # 221 45044 shell pink, vy. dk. Backstitch — 3371 45351 black brown Stitch Count: 95H x 96W Design Size: 67/8" x 67/8" Instructions: Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss. Backstitch over two threads using one strand 3371/45351.
Finishing Materials & Instructions
• 9" x 9" piece 28- count Vichy linen
from Nikyscreations for backing • DMC 310/45053 for making twisted
cording for handle* *Twisted- Cording Instructions appear on page 112.
Press stitched piece from reverse side, straightening as much as possible. Trim stitched piece to 1" from all sides. Pin stitched piece and backing fabric right sides together; trim backing fabric even with edges of stitched piece. Stitch sides and bottom, using a 1/2" seam allowance. Turn right side out.
Fold upper edges to inside; hand-stitch opening closed.
Make 24" of twisted cording and tie knots in each end, leaving 1" of cording on each end. Fray ends of cording up to the knot to create a tassel effect. Attach twisted-cording hanger to top of bag.