Give Thanks Appliquéd Heart Pocket

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Add color and charm to your Thanksgiving décor with this beautiful heart-shaped pocket that’s sure to let your guests know you hold your blessings close to your heart.

Materials

  • Wichelt Imports Lambswool 28-count Linen, 10” x 8”
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss: as listed on key; #3033 Very Light Mocha Brown
  • National Nonwovens Rust Polynesian Sunset Woolfelt, 9”x12-1/2”
  • Green grosgrain ribbon, 2/3 yard
  • Yellow buttons, 2/3”, two

Tools

  • Embroidery needle
  • Dritz Fray Check

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: as indicated on key
  • Cross-stitch: 2 strands
  • French Knot: 1 strand wrapped two times
  • Sheaf Stitch: 2 strands

Basic Supplies

scissors, pen, pencil, straight pins, iron and pressing surface

Directions

Size/Stitch Count

Approximate finished size: 7-1/2″x6″; stitch count: 90 w x 65 h

Heart

1. Print heart pocket cross-stitch chart and key. Stitch design centered on fabric over two threads.

2. To create stalks, work sheaf stitch on top of cross-stitched field. For sheaf stitch: Stitch five vertical straight stitches over six squares. After stitching fifth straight stitch, bring threaded needle up from back, under center of stitches. Move needle under, around top and back under five straight stitches to gather gently at center. Secure thread ends on fabric back to hold in place. Continue with remaining stacks.

Sheaf Chart

3. When stitching is complete, carefully press design. Trace heart template onto paper and cut out. Place large heart pattern close to top edge of felt piece. Track around pattern with pen. Flip felt and repeat to make a second heart. Cut out both heart shapes, just inside inked lines. Center small heart pattern on back of stitch design. Check centering by holding up to light. Pin in place and trace heart using pencil on wrong side of stitched piece. Remove pattern and double check tracing. Adjust as needed and carefully cut out on traced lines. Apply Fray Check to raw edges.

4. When dry, center stitched heart on top of one of felt hearts. Pin in place; use two strands DMC #3033 to buttonhole stitch along edge of stitched heart, attaching to felt backing. (Note: To finish off buttonhole stitch at end, catch first stitch with last stitch and knot ends on back.) Place layered heart on top of remaining felt heart. Pin in place; and buttonhole stitch outer edges with two strands DMC #918. To create a pocket, be sure to stitch through only single felt layers along top edges (between large X’s shown on chart) and begin stitching front top edge. Start at upper right and work from right to left continuing around outside of heart.

5. Create hanger by folding 1” flat loops on each end of ribbon. Place looped ends on each side of heart, center small button on each, and stitch through all layers to secure ribbon ends and buttons in place.

by Lettie Eckberg for The Needle’s Notion

Land of the Free Patriotic Bookmark

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Show your pride in being an American this Veteran’s Day! Stitch this striking bookmark for those veterans and miltary personnel who have red, white, and blue flowing in their veins.

Materials

  • Zweigart Linen 24-count Gold/White Stitchband (#7272-018)
  • DMC 6-Strand Embroidery Floss
  • Kreinik #4 Very Fine Braid

Tools

  • Embroidery Needle

Stitch Type

Backstitch: 1 strand
Cross-stitch: 2 strands
French Knot: 1 strand, wrapped two times

Basic Supplies

scissors

Directions

Size/Stitch Count

Approximate finished size: 24-count stitched over two threads = 12-count. For 12-count: 2” w x 6-5/8” h; Stitch count: 24 w x 80 h

Bookmark

1. Print pattern and key.

2. Using two strands floss, center and stitch design, working over two threads.

by Pamela Kellogg