I saw this saying on a trip through Pinterest.  I immediately thought that it was for me!  I am messy so why not blame it on my Creativity?

Click here to download the pattern.

Here’s a supply list.

Print off the pattern above.  It’s full size for a 5″  X 7″ frame but you can reduce and enlarge it on your copy machine.  Have fun with it.  Sew it into a wallhanging. Share it with your friends.

8″ X 10″ background fabric  100% cotton works best. tightly woven.

Marking pen for transferring pattern to fabric

Light box or window

Embroidery needle and thread  #8 perle cotton – your choice of color – scissors

Frame – or finishing supplies as desired

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Draw off the pattern to your background.  The rectangle around the body of the pattern is the 5″ X 7″ outside lines for cutting.  As a guide and if desired, draw in the cutting lines with a temporary pen.  Leave your piece bigger than the lines until you are done stitching.

I stitched the words “CREATIVITY” and “creative” with 2 strands of #8 perle cotton to make the lines heavier and stand out better.

When you are finished stitching, measure to be sure there wasn’t any shrinkage while stitching.  Cut  out along the outside rectangle for a 5″ X 7″ finished size  and frame.  I like to add a piece of thin batting behind my embroidery.  I like the dimension it adds to the embroidery.

What a cute gift for a stitching friend!  Or better yet – put one in your craft room so there will be no questions asked about the mess!

ENJOY!

For a tutorial on Embroidery and finishing check out this video on Stella Studio.

 

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