Free Pattern-Miniature Doll Flag Pillow and more

Hey Everyone! Welcome to my new blog. For years I was on Blogspot as Ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com and it was wonderful while it lasted.

It served its purpose. And I met a lot of amazing people during my time there. I’ve moved to WordPress for a variety of reasons. And I’m excited to start my blog off with a Free Pattern for all of you!

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I want to share a simple giveaway pattern for you. I  decided to share this easy pattern for making a small (dollhouse miniature size) pillow for upcoming holidays. I don’t know about you but I love to look at upscale catalogs and look at their gorgeous rooms that are decorated for each season. I kept coming across wonderful pillows on beds and couches. It seemed like a simple idea to have the look with the right fabrics, yet easy enough to make in an hour. And that is what this pattern does.

To purchase the pattern for the dollhouse bedding you see in the photo above (which is very easy to make) go here @ https://www.etsy.com/shop/RibbonwoodCottage?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=star+quilt

The key is to use navy with stars fabric for the flag corner, and red and white, or red and cream striped fabric for the other part of the flag. Here are the directions:

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FLAG ACCENT PILLOW
CUTTING
Cut 2 rectangles from red and cream ticking fabric, or one in a different backing fabric.
2” x 2 1/2”
Cut one 1 1/4” x 1 1/4” square from navy fabric with stars
Place the navy square in the top left hand side of the red rectangle fabric. Pin in place. Sew around the inside edge of the navy square attaching it to red fabric as shown in the photo.

The square fabric fits in the top left hand corner, sewn in place before the two pillow pieces are sewn together.

When making a pillow I always sew 3 sides (like a pillowcase looks, 3 sides sewn, one side open) and leave a small side (4th side) open. Turn right sides out, stuff, and sew closed. Place both rectangles together with right sides facing each other. Pin together.

*Extra idea
These little flag pillows would be cute since they are so small to add a pin backing and worn as a little Patriotic embellishment on clothes during the Summer season!

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Sew around three sides, leaving one side open. Turn right sides out, and work on corners with a straight pin to be pointy.

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Stuff with a very small amount of stuffing. Turn raw edges in 1/4”, pin and then hand sew closed.IMG_3715

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Thank you for dropping by!

Debbie

New Embroidery Patterns and a Free Valentine’s Day Design just for you

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Hello, glad you came by! I hope you enjoy this Free Valentine Heart Embroidery Pattern I have made for you.

It is quick to embroider, and very easy. Would be great for a mommy and me project if you have some little ones.


My mom taught me how to embroider when I was 4. A simple embroider stitch….an outline  or back stitch. But it is a continuous line. Very very easy.

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Designing patterns is one of the things I have been plotting and planning all year long. I primarily make little patterns for dolls and dollhouses, but I have expanded into embroidery.

I think basic stitchery is fun for kids and grown ups alike.

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New patterns with a vintage twist.  My husbands grandmother was an avid stitcher. She carried around her famous sewing basket (now mine!) and always had an embroidery project going on. Loved those vintage embroidery patterns.

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She loved to embroidery pillowcases and kitchen towels. I loved whatever she made, and I was always grateful for one of her well loved stitched items. Usually stitched on white cotton! Her favorite.

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My Etsy shop –https://www.etsy.com/shop/RibbonwoodCottage is filled with needful things for dolls, dollhouses, doll beds, and other necessities!  I can’t believe how much I have loved creating so many things for children all over the world.

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I am making some new little patterns.
I have created some new Embroidery patterns that are little in scale, simple to embroider, and easy to finish even for a beginner.  My mother taught me how to hand sew and occupy me during church. I loved sewing little Barbie Doll skirts, blankets and pillows. As I grew I also improved in my sewing skills.
Today I am offering a free Embroidery pattern for you to try! It is easy. I promise it really is easy!
For Valentines Day.  Just a quick little something to stitch up for someone special!
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Thread needle and knot thread.
Using a straight stitch, outline stitch, begin stitching around the lines you have traced.
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The outline stitch or straight stitch is very easy. With threaded needle come up through the fabric (A) and go down into the fabric (B) and come out where the needle  point is in the picture below.
 I used a variety of thread colors because I wanted to be able to use the finished design all year long.
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 With the end of your thread knotted, come up through the fabric at a starting point.(wherever you want)  Go back down through fabric and make sure the thread stays knotted, or you will just pull thread through over and over again! Hahaha….yes I have done this!
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Using small stitches, outline each heart and the words. Use all the same colored thread or different colors of pinks and reds.
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Once the stitching is finished, take the fabric out of the hoop and press it.  Place fabric back into hoop and tighten hoop.
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Trim around edge of hoop and remove extra fabric.
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Tie a cute bow and glue it to the top of the hoop and use for hanging or giving as a gift to your someone special!
Can you imagine if you spray painted the hoop pink? How cute would that be?
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If you would like to try some of my embroidery patterns (yes they are SOOOOO easy) come by and take a visit and see them here!
Blessings,
Debbie