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Summer Vacation Embroidery

By  Helen Bradley  

9½”x6½”

MATERIALS

Oval embroidery frame, 9½”x6½”

Linen fabric, 14”x11”

White or cream felt fabric, 10”x7”

DMC Pearl Cottons in colors of choice

Ribbon, 10” 

Sewing thread

TOOLS

Needle: sewing, embroidery 

BASIC SUPPLIES

Scissors

Pins

Pencil

Transfer paper

Pattern

1. Print full size pattern.

2. Place linen fabric in embroidery hoop and transfer pattern centered onto fabric. 

3. Use thread colors of choice to sew over pattern lines using backstitch and stem stitch. Use backstitch for narrower lines and stem stitch for wider lines. For chairs, place two loose long lines of straight stitches side by side and trap thread under stitches that form chair frame as shown. 

4. Trim linen fabric leaving 1½” border. Sew gathering stitch ½” from edge of linen; pull thread ends to gather and knot ends. Cut felt slightly smaller than embroidery hoop, pin over gathered linen, and sew in place. Hang hoop with ribbon

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