I bought this kit by Un Chat dans l'aiguille - it's called Trousse Coeurs - Embroidered Hearts (by Christel Gouze Elbaz) back in July, from Poppy Patch. This kit included the pre-printed linen, full instuctions in both French and English, a colour chart, DMC embroidery threads, an embroidery needle and a zipper. I initially started this on July 30th, which was very appropriate as it was World Embroidery Day...
...once the embroidery was complete, it was left on my "to do" pile, while I was busy sewing other things. A couple of days ago I decided I really needed to get it finished! Both the front and the back of this small zippered pouch is embroidered with a different design, incorporating hearts, hearts and more hearts! Most of the embroidery is stitched with 2 strands of DMC thread, although there is some embellishment with a single strand of a silver metallic thread...
...I added a different zipper than the one that was included in the kit, as I wanted to use this mauve coloured one to match the lining fibric. I added neat tabs to each end of the zipper too, which was a slight change to the original pattern instructions...
...and here's the design on the other side of this pouch. This isn't the quickest bag I've made (the hand embroidery took forever) but I'm really pleased with the finished result. These patterns are lovely, the only issue is that as they're preprinted onto linen, you can't stitch them again, although it does mean you don't have to trace such an intricate design by hand!
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