Cross-Stitch Autumn Sampler Pillow

Materials

  • DMC Charles Craft 28-count Antique White Monaco, 15”x15”
  • DMC: 6-strand Embroidery Floss, Color Variations, Memory Thread
  • Backing fabric, 13”x13”
  • Fiberfill stuffing or pillow form

Tools

  • Embroidery needle, size 10
  • Tapestry needle, size 22

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: >1 strand
  • Couching Stitch: >1 strand
  • Cross-stitch: >2 strands

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler or measuring tape

Directions

STEP 1

  • Cross-stitch design centered on fabric over two threads using two strands of embroidery floss or Color Variations floss as indicated on chart.

STEP 2

  • Backstitch design using one strand DMC 3371 Black Brown.

STEP 3

  • Following Memory Thread placement lines on chart, place length of Memory Thread on top of stitched design to estimate thread needed for each design element; add 1” to measured length and cut. Using tapestry needle, insert needle into beginning hole in cloth; gently wiggle needle to enlarge hole and insert one end of Memory Thread. Repeat process for other end.

STEP 4

  • Holding Memory Thread in place, couch it onto surface of cloth using one strand DMC 934 Black Avocado Green.

STEP 5

  • Secure Memory Thread ends on back of design with floss; clip excess threads, leaving 1/8” end pressed flat against back of design.

STEP 6

  • Trim design to 13”x13”. With right sides facing, use 1/2” seam allowance to hand-sew design to backing fabric, leaving center bottom open for turning.

STEP 7

  • Turn right side out. Stuff with fiberfill or insert pillow form. Hand-sew opening closed.
by Lois Winston for The DMC Corp.

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/3221/34b35d37-3479-43ef-b656-4dab3039a4a2.pdf



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Cross-Stitch Autumn Sampler Pillow
Cross-Stitch Autumn Sampler Pillow