Pine Needles at Gardner Village
1100 W 7800 S #3
West Jordan UT 84088

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Make it Monday!

Last year,at this time, my sisters, sisters-in-law, our mom & I all went to the Workman cabin in Midway and had a weekend retreat of sewing, card-making, movie watching and of course eating yummy food!  There were a couple of projects I brought along for us all to make while we were away.  One of them was a darling appliqued pillow from the Art to Heart book Bittersweet.  And the other was an embroidered/appliqued Halloween project I had designed.  I found the completed project in my 'fall bin' a couple of weeks ago and I still adore it.  So I decided to share it with you today. 

This project can be made in as little as an hour, with whatever Halloween fabric scraps you have on hand.  Or as you can see from the photos of mine, I used some basic orange and basic black scraps of fabric for the bunting pieces.  You will also need a 8" wooden embroidery hoop (I painted my wooden embroidery hoop black), a small piece of osnaburg, a scrap of solid gray fabric, a 2" strip of Heat 'n Bond LITE, and a little bit of black embroidery floss.  Not only is this project a quick one, but it is inexpensive too!  Click here to download the PDF pattern and get started right away on this 'spooky' little project  :)

  • Start by tracing the bunting shapes onto the paper side of the Heat 'n Bond LITE.  Iron to the wrong side of your fabrics scraps and cut out on lines.  Using the pattern as a guide to lay out your bunting pieces, remove the paper and iron in place. 
  • Next, trace the tree shape onto the osnaburg and stitch with one strand of black embroidery floss.  
  • Cut a piece of solid gray fabric large enough to fit into down into the hoop.  Using the pattern as a guide, lay the gray fabric across the bottom of the stitchery, and sew 1/8" in from the top edge using your sewing machine. This will hold the fabric in place.
  • Trace the word 'spooky' onto the gray fabric and stitch using 2 strands of black embroidery floss.
  • The final step is to place the stitchery into the hoop, trim the excess fabric away from the back, and you are done!  (for a great tutorial on framing in an embroidery hoop, click here)

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