“Peace on Earth” Pouch

By  Alice Okon  for  The DMC Corp.

size of stitched area: 4-1/4"x4-1/2"; finished size of design: 4-1/4"x8-3/4"

  • “Peace on Earth” Pouch


  • DMC Pearl Cotton 5: Red (321), Topaz-MD (783), White; Color Variations Evergreen Forest (4045)
  • National Nonwovens WoolFelt: White, 5”x5”, two; Barnyard Red, 3”x3”
  • White twisted cording, 8” length


  • DMC: Embroidery Scissors; Chenille Needle, size 22
  • Scallop-edge scissors
  • Quick-drying fabric glue

Basic Supplies

  • ruler, straight pins, scissors

Pattern - "Peace on Earth" Pouch

  • 1. Print out patterns. Cut large heart and two small hearts from Barnyard Red felt and two pouch pieces from White felt.
  • 2. Position large heart on front of pouch; pin or spot glue in place. Embroider around edges of heart using feather stitch and 4045 Evergreen Forest. Remove pins.
  • 3. Backstitch "peace on earth" along bottom edges of heart using 783 Topaz-MD. Embroider French Knot on bottom tip of heart with 321 Red and greenery in fly stitch with 4045 Evergreen Forest. Knot and clip loose ends.
  • 4. For decorative band, cut 4"x3/8" strip from White felt. Trim top edge with regular scissors and bottom edge with scallop-edge scissors. Position band along top of pouch; adhere in place using glue. Trim excess felt on each end if needed.
  • 5. For dangling heart, twist 2" length of 321 Red. Sandwich one end between two small hearts; adhere together using glue. Position other end inside bottom tip of pouch; adhere using glue. Let dry.
  • 6. Position embroidered pouch front onto pouch back; pin together. Embroider pouch pieces together along edges using whipstitch using White. Knot and clip loose ends.
  • 7. For hanger, adhere white cording to top inside edges of pouch using glue. Let dry.