If you missed any steps for stitching the front, look under Categories and click on Slow Stitching Free Project.
My stitched piece was made into a zipper purse.
I planned to use a print on the back, something to compliment my lovely stitches on the front. When I couldn’t find the ‘right’ print, I pieced the back and kept stitching. An unexpected bonus.
If using a whole piece of fabric, cut it and the iron-on-pellon the same size as the front, 5½ inches (W) x 6½ inches (L).
If you’d like to piece the back and keep stitching cut the following. A ¼ inch seam allowance is included.
From the stitchery fabric
- two 1½ inch x 6½ inch pieces (side borders)
- two 1¼ inch x 6½ inch pieces (inner borders)
From three prints
- one 1 inch x 6½ inch strip
Arrange the strips and sew together. Press the seams open. It will measure 5½ x 6½ inches.
Cut a piece of iron-on-pellon the same size. Fuse the pieces together.
I kept the stitching simple and repeated the same stitches – the rules don’t apply to the back!
Why not use your favourite stitches.
Inner borders: Stitch Interlaced running stitch (Step 8) through the centre, with running stitch on each side.
Outer borders: a row of running stitch and a second row combining running and cross stitch.
I plan to use a large red floral print on the back of my red work stitchery.