During the American Girl Sewing Camp, each girl made a Fourth of July Sampler. They all seemed to love this project and I was very impressed by their natural ability at hand sewing! Here’s what we did:
First cut a square piece of fabric that will fit your embroidery hoop. I used linen and cut a 7.5″ x 7.5″ square (my hoop is 6″).
Next, trace your American Flag onto the fabric with a pencil. I first made a rectangle that was 3×4. Then I drew as 1.5″ x 1.5″ square in the upper left corner. Then I divided the rest of the rectangle into 6 stripes, each 1/2″.
You will need red, white, and blue embroidery floss! I used about 120″ of white, 36″ of red, and 20″ of blue. I found all of my supplies at Hobby Lobby.
Backstitch the outlines of your flag in white.
Then sew long stitches at an angle for the red stripes. Don’t forget to skip a row!
The last thing to do is the stars! I cross stitched 13 blue “stars” in the corner square.
Some of my little campers put a button in that spot. Both options look great!
Done! Now you can either trim the edges and hang it on the wall in the hoop. Or remove the sampler from the hoop and place it in a frame or you could use it in another project like a pillow!
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