I've been working on an applique' quilt pattern recently, but I thought I'd use it as a teensy stitchery pattern for my latest Needlenook - isn't it just. sew. cute?! If you've always wanted to try embroidery, you may want to check my Stitchery Primer tutorial today ↓↓ over at Riley Blake Designs' Cutting Corners to get you going!
Download the free pattern HERE to stitch out this 2-inch mini Bloomin' Garden Blossoms square. (Want a little bigger pattern? Click HERE).
Add borders to it, trim to 4" and basically follow this pictoral tutorial. The original Needlenook pattern can be found on the Snippets page HERE. I used two pockets for this one, which makes it even easier!
Place folded 4" x 6-1/2" pocket pieces over top of cover, raw edges aligned.
Layer inside cover right sides together over folded pockets.
Pin long sides.
Stitch long sides
Stitch bottom ends. Clean finish edges with pinking shears, zig-zag or serging.
Flip pockets over to the back (lining) side.
Use a chop stick to poke out corners. Press.
Center felted wool piece over pockets.
Stitch along center seam, backstitching at ends. Clip threads.
Load up with needles, thread, floss, pins, scissors, etc.
Everything you need to sew on the go!
|Bloomin' Garden Blossoms Needlenook|