Thursday, January 18, 2007

Treasure Freebie




I designed this little piece a few years ago to be used with some beaded scissor fobs I had made, and decided this would be a nice gift to all of my blogging friends. You can see from the photo that I stitched it mostly in blue and white, but the colors can be changed to suit your fancy. The little pink heart in the pattern indicates where to attach a heart bead or charm. Click on the pattern and it will take you to FlickR where you can enlarge and print the chart.

Row 1 is done in white perle cotton 8, a ray stitch variation.

Row 2: done in thread colors of your choice, straight stitches. I used french knots at the heart symbol, but seed beads would be perfect too.

Row 3 and 4: backstitch lettering with one strand of thread, your choice of color.

Rows 5 and 6: these are mirror images of Rows 1 and 2, and can be stitched exactly the same.

I finished the little back by stitching around three sides and hemming the top with a small rolled hem. Then about one inch down from the top edge, I removed about 6 horizontal threads, and wove a ribbon through the remaining vertical threads for a draw string. This is a great little gift bag for a treasure for that special someone in your life!

I hope you enjoy this little pattern. If you decide to stitch it, I would love to see a photo of your work! Please feel free to direct others to this pattern if you like. Thanks for being such a great blogging community!

3 comments:

Sue said...

Connie, what a lovely design and how sweet of your to share the pattern. Thanks.

Von said...

This is a delightful surprise, Connie! Thanks so much! :D

J Rae said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern. :-)

Also, gorgeous smocking!!! It looks beautiful!