Sunday, 6 July 2014

Geometric embroidered drawstring bag

This month's free gift with Mollie Makes magazine was a little drawstring bag with an embroidered anchor design on it.

Rather than stitch the design provided I wanted to try something different. My embroidered design was inspired by a blog post from the Purl Bee.

I started by measuring and drawing out the grid which I was going to stitch and then I just free-styled it from there in terms of what colours and what shapes would be stitched where. The only 'rule' I gave myself in the design was to not have the same colours touching on a vertical or horizontal line.

I like the concept but some of my stitching hasn't come out flat, probably because I didn't use an embroidery hoop which is recommended for satin stitch. I love the colour combinations and these wouldn't have been four colours I would have put together myself.

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