Hello! I am always happy to journal and share the projects that are bringing so much enjoyment to my life. This embroidered flower backpack is definitely one of those:)I have tried so many fun stitches to really amp up the appliqué here. If you read my previous blog about this, you will remember that I am finally sewing on a Sue Spargo backpack kit that I have had for about four years. The pattern is called Meadow Backpack and is going to look like this:
The kit did not give instructions for the fun embroidery, so I have been trying to learn new stitches from books and online. Here is a fun candy cane stripe that makes the leaves so nice and tidy.
Isn’t that fun?! I did finally get a hang of the bullion stitch. Perfect? No. But it still looks nice to me:). I had a tricky time learning the chain with a French knot stitch.
Here is an “in a nutshell” photo explanation of how to do it:
- 1-3 make a lazy daisy stitch
- 4- take a small stitch right above the daisy stitch do not pull through yet
- 5- wrap thread over the needle
- 6- pull through
- 7- put needle under thread between top knot and daisy and pull through
- 8- repeat with another daisy stitch
It’s not too hard once you get the hang of it. It is definitely easier and quicker than the bullion stitch!
I just love how this is turning out and am excited to continue with the construction of my bag on Monday. I hope I can finish it then.
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