Monday, September 15, 2014

Stitch A Little Love Patchwork Loves Embroidery SAL

For this week's Patchwork Loves Embroidery Sew-Along I choose to make Stitch A Little Love Sewing Folder. This folder finished at about 7 x 10 inches, although the pattern is for 8 x 10-1/2 inches. For the main fabric I used pieces cut from a pillowcase I found at Goodwill. The remainder was from my stash.

The inside has pockets, and it is tied with a cord. If I make it again, I might add some lightweight fusible fleece to give it a little more body.

I plan to put add notions such as an embroidery hoop, scissors, embroidery thread, and a pattern before I give it to our church fall market to sell.

My stitching was improved this time by adding fusible interfacing before I worked the embroidery stitches. Amazing what works when I actually follow the instructions. I chose to add fabric hearts instead of stem-stitched hearts. My needle turn applique skills are not geared toward such small objects, so I used fabric glue to secure them and added a quilting stitch.

I enjoyed making this little folder so much I plan to make one of the other folder patterns included in Gale Pan's Patchwork Loves Embroidery for our next link-up in two weeks.

Katy right before she pounced on the folder

Be sure and visit some of the other blogs that are joining me in the link-up today.



  1. Beautiful! Love your fabric choices and the stitchery turned out so lovely! Great work!
    Hugs Martina

    1. Thank you Martina, and thank you for hosting the SAL.

  2. Hello Linda! Your folder is fabulous!! The fabric is a great choice and I am glad the interfacing helped. Well done on such a great job! :) x

  3. Hi Linda,
    nice to meet you, and thank you for leaving me such a nice comment!
    Your sewing folder looks beautiful, I like the embroidery, and the fabrics you chose match the folder perfectly. Wonder which folder will be you next project in the SAL

  4. That's a beautiful folder! I like the color of it. The grey goes very well with the yellow and the inside fabric is pretty! I enjoy it how all those projects look different although they have the same pattern. :)

    1. Thank you so much Krisell! I love seeing the variety of fabrics and colors used in the same patterns too.

  5. Oh my your stitching is wonderful and it has come up lovely. I love the blue material with the swirls just for something different. Congratulations on another job well done :)

  6. Dear Linda,
    your little folder looks adoring. Love the colors. How neat you are giving it to a church basar.

  7. Dear Linda,
    Your little folder has become so beautiful that will be sold well determined on the church bazaar and hopefully fall into good hands.

    Greetings from Germany Uta

  8. Dear Linda,
    dein kleines Mäppchen ist wunderschön geworden, m ir gefällt sehr gut deine Farbauswahl!
    Liebe Grüße

  9. Hi dear Linda,
    Your sewing folder looks beautiful, I like the embroidery, and the fabrics you chose!!!


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