Sunday, 12 December 2010

snowman pincushion part 1

i had wanted to make a pincushion to add some Christmas cheer to my sewing table so i drew this little snowman. He was so enjoyable to stitch that not only did i make my pincushion i made hanging scented Xmas tree decorations to give with my Xmas cards. he is everywhere.
if you want to make your own, you will need:
linen or calico 8 x 8 inch
fabric strips for front 2 x 6 inch (2 of these)
2 x 8 inch (2 of these)
fabric for back 7 x 7 inch
embroidery thread
Print the above pattern onto an A4 sheet, it should come out the right size.
Trace the pattern onto the linen( or calico), I just used a light box and a pencil but taping it to a window works just as well.
Embroider the design using 3 strands of floss, Snowman white (back stitch), Arms brown (back stitch), Nose orange (satin stitch), Eyes and mouth black (satin stitch), Star yellow (back stitch).
The scarf is done in 6 strands to make it look chunkier, it is a 2 colour stripe.
when finished iron and trim to a 5 x 5 inch square.

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