Embroidered beach bag – Free sewing patterns – Sew Magazine

Feather stitch is an easy technique to crack, and very useful for simple borders. When the stitches are worked closely, it is known as long-armed feather stitch, or Cretan stitch, and it makes a very attractive textured filling for petals, stems and leaves, creating a kind of woven effect. In this project, it has been used to embroider a design of palm trees on a sandy shore, using glossy and sparkly threads, then made into a little beach bag which would be perfect for carrying essentials such as sun cream, sunglasses and a paperback book on a trip to the seaside.


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