Looking for a quick fall project? These cute pumpkins are a great way to try out some new embroidery stitches. All you need is some fabric, floss and a wooden hoop. A piece of felt will give it a clean back, but that’s optional.
This small flower is a common decorative element in pojagi. It is not difficult, but takes a bit of planning ahead, since you need to allow drying time. It is best done with a fine fabric like silk. This sample is done with handkerchief linen. I just use regular polyester sewing thread.
While in the dollar store, I saw a little tin of cookies, the kind that are usually sold at Christmas time. It was cute, and I thought it would be a good size for a travel sewing kit. It’s big enough to hold a little pair of scissors, but small enough that it’s easy to carry.
The triple backstitch is a common design element in pojagi. It is used primarily as an accent or to hold two layers of fabric together like quilting, but it is not a seam. For anyone who has done embroidery before, it will be pretty familiar. Be careful, though, it is harder than it looks. Even for experienced needleworkers, it takes a lot of practice to get it right.