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
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.
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.
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.