In Knitting Daily episode 408, America's Favorite Stitcher Shay Pendray shows how to use cotton embroidery thread to create adorable embroidered dog motifs, and demonstrates the step-by-step instructions for making this Standard Poodle tote bag. This free downloadable pattern is an exclusive excerpt from Stitchy Kitty Fuzzy Puppy: 60 Motifs to Stitch Everywhere (Interweave, 2009) by Ayako Otsuka.
About the book:
Take Japanese cuteness to a whole new level with Stitchy Kitty, Fuzzy Puppy: 60 Motifs to Stitch Everywhere. Learn how to add adorable cat and dog motifs to a wide variety of projects including framed art, cushions, tote bags, pouches, book covers, pencil case, slippers, loungewear, placemats, tablecloth, towels, napkins, pot holders, tea cozy, aprons, t-shirts, blouses, skirts, dresses, mittens, hats, scarves, and more. More than 60 embroidered motifs using just simple sewing techniques are shown step-by-step so that favorite furry friends can be stitched on just about anything! Complete sewing instructions accompany all projects so you can create the project surface to showcase your embroidery. From adorable cats sleeping and frisky dogs playing with bones, to cute paw prints and enthusiastic wagging tails, embellish everything with a favorite pet.