Embroidery hoop, 6” diameter
White cotton fabric, 83/10” x 117/10”
Embroidery thread, two skeins in color of choice
Paper and pencil
1. Print full-size pattern. Transfer pattern onto cotton fabric. Center transferred design into hoop; trim away excess fabric leaving 2” border.
2. Tighten embroidery hoop. Tapping center of fabric in hoop should sound like a drum if fabric is taut. Keeping fabric tight in the hoop will stop stitches from puckering, keeping design smooth and looking great.
3. Use the Stitch Diagram to backstitch following dashed lines with three strands of floss. Knot thread ends on back of design.
4. Fold fabric border to back of hoop; secure using several long stitches. Knot ends.