Inspired by… burlap!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Cross Stitching on Burlap Tips and Free Pattern on Harts FabricMaybe you’ve never really given burlap a chance – it’s bit scratchy and the texture can be off-putting. But it’s inexpensive, easy  to find, and there are many creative ways to use it!

This Free Crown Cross Stitch pattern on Harts Fabric is a prime example – the natural color and texture of the burlap make a lovely contrast with dark or black DMC threads.

Visit the post for helpful tips and a PDF pattern!

Easy Burlap Pillow on Knot Sew Cute Design:This Easy Burlap Pillow Idea on Knot Sew Cute Design is just that – easy, and elegant! As an alternative to cutting out the letters, try tracing the letters with a lightbox or a bright window, using a transfer pen or white transfer pencil for darker fabrics.

These letters would also look gorgeous filled in a satin stitch or clusters of French knots!
Burlap Stitching Table on Kleas

This Burlap Stitching Table by Kleas is a genius way to recycle a glass-top coffee table. Remove the glass, staple burlap to the frame, and voila! Your own inexpensive stitching table!

Burlap is a great way to introduce children to stitching – the open weave makes it easy for little hands to navigate. Try our Plastic Craft Needles which feature a dull tip for safety and large eyes for easy threading.

Don’t forget a large pack of Prism Craft Threads so they’ll have every color of the rainbow at their fingertips!


Snowflakes on Burlap project on Wild OliveThis lovely Snowflakes on Burlap Project on Wild Olive uses burlap stretched on a frame and DMC Pearl Cotton Variations floss.

Mollie gives you great tips on how to improvise your snowflake design, needle choice, and length of thread. This would also make a beautiful pillow design, if you feel a sewing inclination!

Burlap Shamrock Pillows on Messy MimiThese sweet Burlap Shamrock Pillows on Messy Mimi are a great gift idea you can easily stitch using green burlap, DMC floss, and yarn.

One pillow uses stitched text, and another uses fabric glue and yarn to create a stitched look, with minimal effort! Or, try couching your yarn in place using DMC floss, or try using Memory Threads.


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