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Stitch a surprise gift for Father's Day using nautical designs

What you need...
  • Fabric: plain, turquoise; scraps, blue, red, white; polka dot, navy
  • Interfacing, fusible
  • Thread: navy, red
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing kit
  • Photo frame, 12.5cm x 17.5cm
  1. Measure the aperture of a frame and trim fabric slightly smaller to fit. Cut a larger piece of turquoise and back with fusible interfacing. Download
    the templates, then trim a boat base and wavy sea from blue spotty fabrics. Cut three bunting flags from patterned printed material.

  2. Embroider ‘Best Dad’ in red thread onto cream fabric. Trim into a triangular sail shape. Using navy thread, stitch the base, sail and sea pieces to the
    background. Add a diagonal line from the top of the sail to the right-hand corner of the base. Sew the flags into place.

  3. Position a red flag to the top of the boat. Embroider some simple birds in the background with navy thread. Trim the edges of the picture to fit the frame.

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