Sample Project From Easy to Learn Hand Embroidery

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Sweet Kitty Pincushion
Easy to Learn Hand Embroidery

This whimsical cat pincushion has a trio of embroidered flowers made with lazy daisy stitches. She stands upright, ready to hold pins and needles for your sewing projects.

Finished Size
4 x 6 inches

Cutting
Full-size templates are included on the insert for body, outer and inner ear, tail and base pieces. Transfer all markings from templates to fabric.
From pink:
• Trace 2 inner ears about 1/2 inch apart onto paper side of fusible web and cut out. Apply to wrong side of fabric following manufacturer’s instructions. Cut out on template lines.
From gray check:
• Cut 1 (8 x 10-inch) rectangle.
• Cut 4 outer ears, 2 tails (reversing one) and 1 each
body back and base.

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Easy to Learn Hand Embroidery by Chris Malone

Published by Annie's

Follow Chris Malone as she teaches you how easy it is to learn hand embroidery. Each project teaches you a new stitch and builds on previous stitches learned in earlier projects. Clear step-by-step instructions, drawings and photos guide you through the learning process with ease. Then, take your newly created embroidery and stitch it into a fun and useful project that you can keep or give as a gift. Tutorial Sidebars in this book include: Mitered Corner Binding Making Yo's Yo's Go from small, first step projects, to larger projects as you learn various stitches Projects are quick and easy to complete, making them great for fundraising for various groups

© 2018 Chris Malone / Annie's · Reproduced with permission.


Instructions

  • Step 1

    Embroidery
    Refer to Embroidery Necessities on page 2 for stitching tips and the Stitch Guide on page 6. Full- size embroidery design is included on the insert.
    1. Using embroidery design provided, draw the cat body outline centered on the right side of the gray check 8 x 10-inch rectangle with a pencil.
    2. Use your preferred method to transfer the embroidery design onto the cat body.
    3. Embroider the design as follows.
    Use 1 strand size 8 pearl cotton to stitch:
    Stems
    Leaves
    Center flower Side flowers Flower centers Whiskers
    green stem/outline stitch green lazy daisy stitch dark pink lazy daisy stitch light pink lazy daisy stitch yellow knot
    black straight stitch

    Use 1 strand size 16 pearl cotton to stitch:
    Bee outline Bee eye Bee trail Under nose
    black stem/outline stitch black knot
    black running stitch black stem/outline stitch

  • Step 2

    Assembly

    Use 1/4-inch seam allowance and stitch right sides together unless otherwise indicated.

    Use black sewing thread to sew the black buttons to the face for eyes referring to the embroidery design for placement.

  • Step 3

    Use pink sewing thread to sew the pink button to the face for a nose referring to the embroidery design for placement.

  • Step 4

    Cut the embroidered front out on the tem- plate lines.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Sweet Kitty Pincushion - Step 5
    Step 5

    Remove paper backing from inner ear pieces. Center and fuse an inner ear on right side of each outer ear (Figure 1).

  • Step 6

    Layer fused ears right sides together with remaining outer ears and pin to scraps of batting. Stitch around ears leaving flat bottom edge open.

  • Step 7

    Trim batting close to seam, clip curves and trim point. Turn right side out and press flat.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Sweet Kitty Pincushion - Step 8
    Step 8

    Machine-topstitch around the pink inner ear through all layers (Figure 2).

  • Step 9

    Make a tail referring to steps 5 and 6.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Sweet Kitty Pincushion - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pin and baste ears and tail to right side of embroidered body front between placement circles referring to pattern and Figure 3.

  • Step 11

    Pin body front and back, right sides together, and stitch all around, leaving seam open at straight bottom and between squares on side. Clip the curves. Do not turn right side out.

  • Step 12

    Mark the center front and back of the body. Pin the body to the base, matching centers to squares on base and side seams to circles.

  • Step 13

    Stitch body and base together all around. Clip the curves and turn right side out through the body opening.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Sweet Kitty Pincushion - Step 14
    Step 14

    Pour crushed walnut shells into the body through the opening. Stuff the body firmly with fiberfill or cotton stuffing.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Sweet Kitty Pincushion - Step 15
    Step 15

    Fold opening seam allowance to inside and slip stitch opening closed to complete cat

  • Step 16

    Tie the ribbon into a bow and trim the ends as desired. Tack the bow to the side of the cat, referring to the sample photo.

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Comments

Patti E.
Patti E. · Saint Johnsville, New York, US
Do I have to purchase book in order to get pattern for ears, tail and base?? Really??Fail
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Grace P.
Grace P. · Sun City, Arizona, US
there are no templates for the base, ears and tail?
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Donna M.
Donna M.
Still no pattern pieces for the tail and ears. Disappointed to see no follow up from comments in June.
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Lynn B.
Lynn B.
Just wondering if anyone moderates this board. Several people have asked and I've not seen a response to the question regarding the rest of the pattern. Maybe I'm missing something.
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Lynn B.
Lynn B.
Very disappointed. No patterns for the tail and ears!
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Sherry T.
Sherry T. · Lakewood, Washington, US
where is the rest of the downloaded pattern and templates. All I get is the body
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Donna G.
Donna G. · Winter Garden, Florida, US
Where is the pattern for the tail and ears? Fail
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Ann M.
Ann M.
As B Carol B said in October...only part of the pattern is given...???
Fail
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B Carol B.
B Carol B.
Where is the rest of the pattern? Only the front is there when I downloaded. No ears,base...
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Spencer M.
Spencer M.
Knitting
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