09 February 2010

Slogan Bracelet "How To"

One of my readers requested that I show how the Slogan Bracelet was finished. Here is a brief "how to" guide.
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1. Measure a piece of embroidery linen to fit around your wrist and the desired width to incorporate your slogan. Add 1/2" to the lengthwise measurement. Center your slogan as desired and cross stitch.
2. Cut a piece of fabric the same size as the linen. I used an antique piece of wool that I had in my fabric stash. Any type of fabric that has some body would work.
3. With right sides together machine stitch one long edge and each end.
4. Turn and press, pressing under 1/4" on the unsewn edges.
5. Slip stitch lining to embroidered linen.
6. Make a chain stitch loop on one end and sew button in place.

The button I used is an antique stamped china button also from my stash.

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Anonymous said...

Grazie mille.
Marcello helped me with the translation. :)

Kathy Gillespie said...

Isn't he adorable!

The best thing about doing this tutorial is that I FINALLY took the time to figure out how to place my photos between the copy!

Grande realizzazione!

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Thank you for the design instructions. Can't wait to see you store. Love the crazy stitched pin cushion. Adorable!