Making this linen tea set was such a pleasure.Â The project and accompanying tutorial were just posted on Brother’s Stitching SewcialÂ blog.Â Â Â This is especially timely with the recent release of Disney’s new movie, Alice through the Looking Glass. A whole new generation of children will meet the characters through this movie.
The tutorial includes .pdf downloads for the corner templates (a smaller one for the napkins and a larger one for the tablecloth).Â It also includes a link to download the zig zag feather stitch which I created in My Custom Stitch,Â available on many Brother machines.Â I find this stitch useful for many projects–baby bonnets, Â baby shawls,Â Â blankets and more.
If your machine has this feature, you might want to download the zig zag feather even if you are not planning to whip up an Alice tea linen set.Â Instructions for getting this stitch from the download to a memory stick to your machine are included in the tutorial.
When I began this project, my biggest challenge was to select the designs fromÂ the 13 designs available at iBroidery.com. Â Somehow, they would be have to be color coordinated with sweet Alice’s dress because the Madeira tablecloth corners just had to be blue.
Finally, I decided that the napkin corners would have to coordinate with its many colored embroidered characters. Continue reading