New Year, new journaling dreams ✨☁️??
Happy New Year!
Below I have assembled steps for making this year's New year stitchery.
I hope it helps start your new year off full of inspiration and confidence.
After cutting and sewing your
Embroidery work on the front cover is almost done. I need to make the little tag for the bottom piece #3. I think I may have left off some of this instruction on the download. I was rushing to get this pattern out before leaving on a little trip to ring the New Year.
I cut a neutral "tag" to embroider. You can see here, I traced the words and will cut it later.
After doing embroidery and cutting, I frayed the edges a bit. Then I put it in its spot and with a single strand of lighter brown floss (DMC 611). Just a simple running stitch was sweet and effective.
Clip all corners.
Then reach into the gap left on the side of the lining. Pull everything out. Fold pocket flaps right side out and towards the lining.
I used a chopstick to push my corners out. Press well.
Here are the pockets pressed towards the inside.
And, a little peek at the technique I find best to put your notebook cover and back into the pockets. Fold it backwards almost like a tent. Slip it in one at a time.
Done! Ready to fill with musings, stories, memories, doodles, drawings, and dreams.
I wish you a wonderful 2023. Happy Stitching, Barri Sue Gaudet
Ring in the New Year Wishes & Stitches
Click on the video below. Couching and a quick peak of my back.
A chance to see my first draft drawing and little bit messy back!
I did not couch every bow. Only the ones with larger loops. The little ones seem to stay in place very well.
I hope you have enjoyed this little primer on couching.
Wishing you a Happy and Joyful New Year!
Barri Sue Gaudet
Barri Sue Gaudet designer for Bareroots, stitcher, mom and grandma, friend, hiker, quilt and knitting shop owner, and now, blogger.