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Materials

  • JAR Designs Spring Leaf 28-count Jobelan, 17”x12” (available at X’s & Oh’s Designs)
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss
  • Green fabric, 1/2 yd.
  • Batting
  • Green ribbon, 5/8”-wide, 24” length
  • Dowel

Tools

  • Embroidery needle
  • Sewing machine and matching thread

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: >1 strand
  • Cross-stitch: >3 strands

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler

Directions

Size / Stitch Count

  • 1. Approximate Finished Size: 10-5/8"x5-3/4"; Stitch Count: 150 w x 82 h

Wall Hanging

  • 1. Print out cross-stitch chart and key. Stitch design centered on fabric over two threads. Trim stitched fabric 1-1/2” from stitching.
  • 2. Cut two strips of green fabric 8-3/4”x2-1/2”. Sew one strip to each side of stitched fabric using 1/4” seam allowance. Cut two strips 17-1/4”x2-1/2”. Sew one strip to top and bottom of stitched fabric. Press seams toward green fabric.
  • 3. Cut batting 17”x12-1/4”. Cut green backing fabric same dimensions as sewn top. Cut four 6” lengths of green ribbon and fold in half. Layer batting on back of top (cross-stitched) fabric. Pin ribbon to right-side of top fabric with fold toward center and backing fabric with right-side facing top fabric. Sew around all edges, leaving a 3” opening at bottom. Clip corners and turn right-side out; press. Hang from dowel.

Tip

  • 1. This design would be very easy to convert to any favorite over-dyed fabric and easy to select a complementary color that stands out well against fabric. Remember to make backstitching 2 shades darker than letters.
by Jo Gatenby for X’s & Oh’s Designs

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/3342/ed86020a-8fc9-4821-ab93-105891f1b199.pdf



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