Sweet Na­ture

Cre­ate a handy sew­ing bag with a prim­i­tive-style de­sign from Teresa Murgida. Stitched in a soft pal­ette of DMC flosses, the de­sign fea­tures a charm­ing cot­tage flanked with flow­ers and a trio of birds.

Just Cross Stitch - - Contents - Teresa Murgida

Sweet Na­ture

Skill Level: Easy Stitch Count: 74H x 68W De­sign Size: 51/ 3" x 47/8"


• 11" x 11" piece 28- count French café mocha linen from Wichelt Im­ports Inc.*

• One skein each DMC® or Sul­li­vans® USA six-strand em­broi­dery floss*

• Size 24 ta­pes­try nee­dle

*See Where to Find It on page 65.

DMC® Sul­li­vans®

blanc 45001 white

801 45211 cof­fee brown, dk.

520 45117 fern green, dk.

414 45090 steel gray, dk.

413 45089 pewter gray, dk.

322 45063 baby blue, dk.

3687 45356 mauve


Cross stitch over two threads us­ing two strands of floss.

Fin­ish­ing Ma­te­ri­als & In­struc­tions

• 8" x 8" piece 28- count French café mocha linen from Wichelt Im­ports Inc.*

• 24" length 1/4"-wide light gray cord­ing

• Co­or­di­nat­ing sew­ing thread

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.

Tie knots in each end of cord­ing, leav­ing 1" of cord­ing on each end. Fray ends of cord­ing up to the knot to cre­ate a tas­sel ef­fect. At­tach hanger to top of bag.

Fin­ished by Brenda Smith

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