Vintage Pocket Ornament

By  Lois Winston  for  The DMC Corporation

stitched size: 4-1/4"x4-1/4"; stitch count: 53w x 53h

  • Vintage Pocket Ornament


  • Winter White 25-count Evenweave (DMC), 7”x7”, two
  • Lining fabric, 6”x12”
  • Cameo Heart (#112214) (Mill Hill)
  • 6-strand Satin Embroidery Floss in colors listed on key (DMC)
  • Ecru braid, 1/2”, 3/8 yd.
  • Ecru beaded gimp trim, 1/4 yd.


  • Iron-on interfacing, 7”x7”, two
  • Tapestry needle, #24 (DMC)
  • Sewing needle and matching thread
  • Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)

Pattern - Vintage Pocket Ornament

  • 1. To find center of Evenweave, fold in half and in half again opposite way. Mark center with contrasting thread.
  • 2. Use two strands of satin to crossstitch and one strand Rosemary Green to backstitch design centered on one piece of Evenweave.
  • 3. Apply iron-on interfacing to wrong side of stitching and remaining piece of Evenweave; trim to 6"x6".
  • 4. With right sides together, sew beaded trim to bottom edge of stitching.
  • 5. With wrong sides together, sew front to back along sides and bottom edges for form pocket. Turn right side out. Press raw top edge under 1/4".
  • 6. Tack ends of braid over seams at top edge.
  • 7. Fold lining in half, right sides together. Sew along side edges. Press raw edge under 1/2".
  • 8. Insert lining into pocket, wrong sides together. Tack lining to pocket around top edge.
  • 9. Glue heart charm to center of stitching.
  • Note
  • 1. Use 1/4" seam allowance throughout.