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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Free Design and Pattern - Sewing Set

Sewing Set

Stitches Used: 
 Lazy Daisy, French Knots, Ribbon Stitch, Detached Chain, Whipped
Chain Stitch.

Materials: Equipment – Embroidery Hoops 100 and 150 mm. 
Chenille - Size 22 and 20    Crewel - Size 8     Beading Needle.
 Pelon, Wadding and Sewing Thread.
Cream Damask, Backing Fabric, Felt, Plastic Insert.

Ribbons: Mauve 7 mm. For Large Flower, 4 mm.
 Teal for flowers and vine,
Gold 4 mm. For Fern, Burgundy 4 mm. For small daisy.

Threads: Teal – Lazy Daisy Leaves and Vine plus Pincushion wrap.
Teal and Gold thread also combined for French Knots in Large Daisy. 
Gold for Fern, Metallic Gold thread for Needle.

Beads: Yellow Glass Beads for Teal Flowers, Bronze for
 Small Daisies.

Buttons: 3 – Self Covering Buttons for Pincushion and Book.

Charm: 1 – Bee Charm for Pincushion.

 Pre-Wash all Ribbons, Dry and Iron on Low Silk Setting. 
 Cut a piece of Lightweight Wadding or Pelon the size of the
 designs for both items or 1 item if you are only making one item 
( Add this to the fabric once all your Thread Work has been 
completed,  otherwise it makes it too difficult for stitching. 
Centres of Mauve Daisies -
 Place the small piece of fabric provided in the
smaller hoop and mark with a water erasable pen
 ( 2) circles 1 cm. Diameter.
With 2 strands of Teal + 1 strand of gold cotton thread,
 fill these circles with French Knots. After completing
 both remove from the hoop and cut them out
leaving just under 1 cm. border around the knots. 
 With matching sewing thread and small tacking stitches, 
gather this up and stitch underneath the knots 
( best to have double thread for strength). 
This forms the button for the centre of the daisy. 
Keep aside until you have completed the other 
ribbon embroidery.

Taking a water erasable pen or chalk, trace the design through
 from the pattern sheet provided. Should you not have a Light box,
 a well lit window will also do the trick. Tape your pattern to the window and place the fabric over it.

Enlarge to A4 size

Embroidery Instructions: 
       1.   First work the gold stems in Stem Stitch and Lazy Daisy Leaves. 
2.    Stem Stitch the branch of the Gold Ribbon Fern, which is in the
 same colour thread. 
3. Teal thread Stem Stitch the word "Needleusing 2 Strands
 of Teal Thread for the Chain Stitch and then whipped with 1 Strand
of Metallic Gold. 

4. The actual needle emblem is Stem Stitched, with an open
Lazy Daisy Stitch for the eye of the Needle.
Now that all the Thread Work is completed, place the fabric with wadding
attached into the larger hoop. Progress to the ribbons.
1. The small daisies are worked in 4 mm. Burgundy Ribbon
 in a circle. Place a bronze bead in the centre when finished.
 Thread on 4 mm. Teal Ribbon and complete
all of the blue flowers in Detached Chain Stitch
then add the yellow glass beads. 
2. Continue with the Gold Leaves in Ribbon Stitch.
 Lastly with the 7 mm. Mauve Ribbon work the Ribbon Stitches 
in a circle around the centre marking.  
( The Cosmos Tutorial will aid in positioning each petal).
 At times some stitches maybe crossing over another which adds to
the effect. At this time you can add the French Knot Button you 
have made earlier, make sure your Fabric is in the
 hoop and give the double sewing cotton a firm pull,
 so it sits snuggly against your ribbon. On the pincushion
add the Bee Charm sitting on the Mauve daisy using thread
 to match the mauve ribbon so the stitching will not show.

Enlarge to A 4 Size

Making Up: 
Cut out all pieces of Damask and backing Fabric. 
Overlock all the edges.
 Mark the Centre of the Circle with erasable pen on the top
embroidery piece.
 With right side faces stitch the two together, leaving a
6 cm. Opening. 
Turn back to right sides out. Fill with fibre fill or wadding.
Slip Stitch the opening closed, with Cream Thread once you 
are satisfied that you have enough filling.
 Keep in mind that the cotton will push it down slightly. 
Using the Teal Thread, ( Use direct from the Skein as you need to
have it as one piece. ) 
all 6 Strands and the Chenille Needle, wrap the cushion as
 illustrated taking it from the centre marking to the outside and
keep the thread firm as you go.
 Tie off firmly at the Centre Back.
 The buttons will cover this. Make up the self covering buttons
 and add 2 to the Pincushion, keeping it firm, 
using a double strand of Sewing Thread.

Cut Fabric to outer measurement 17 cms or 6 3/4 Inches
Cut Plastic to inner measurement 14.5 cms or 5 3/4 inches.
This may need to be trimmed slightly.

Needle Case: Wrong Sides facing machine Stitch them together leaving a
13 cm. Opening bottom back page edge. Turn right side out. Cut Plastic
Insert the size of Fabric and then cut into 2 pieces, rounded at the edges.
Place these inside between the two layers and close with slip stitch in Cream
Sewing Thread. Cut Pages for the Needle Case from the Felt with Pinking
Shears if available. Place these inside the cover and with Cream Thread,
machine stitch down the Centre of the pages. ( You may if you wish, before
doing this, embroider the types of needles for each page eg. Beading,
Chenille, Crewel ) Stitch the 3 rd, Covered button to the Centre edge of the
Back Cover of the Needlecase and with the Teal Thread make a loop for the
button to keep it closed.

Carol Daisy

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for freely sharing the lovely Sewing Set. It is much appreciated.
    I've re-joined your site as I've had no emails for some time.
    I enjoy seeing your work.