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