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Embroidered Pumpkins – Part Four

The embroidery is finished, and now it’s time to put it together.

Embroidered Pumpkins – Part Three

Now that the straight lines are stitched, you can go back and fill in the spaces with decorative stitches.

Embroidered Pumpkins – Part Two

Now that the fabric is prepared, it’s time to start stitching.  Use a thread weight that is balanced to the fabric you used.  If you use a fine thread on a heavy fabric, it will be difficult to see.  If you use a heavy thread on a lightweight fabric, the fabric will not be able to support it, and it will be distorted.

Embroidered Pumpkins – Part One

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.

Rolled flower

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.

Travel Sewing Kit Tutorial

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.