So sweet, so simple, so perfect for so many on this season’s gift list! In the time it takes to navigate the bustling crowds, you could be happily ensconced in your favorite chair, hand stitching a charming Mini Sampler!
If you’re familiar with our Beginner Sampler Kit, you’ll recognize these lovely little circlets, here re-imagined for end-of-the year festivities. New touches, including metallic floss and glistening seed beads, imbue these sweeties with a real holiday spirit!
Designed for beginners, but equally appealing to longtime embroiderers, the Mini Sampler Kit comes in four palettes, appropriate for any season: Sweet Melon, Pink Dune, Sweet Hay, and Sea Glass.
Everything you’ll need is in the Kit: a pattern booklet and stencils, enough materials for one of the three designs, and an embroidery hoop that does double duty. Use it first to stitch up your Mini Sampler, then as a frame for displaying!
Tie it up with a bow and wish happy holidays to your neighbors, colleagues, friends, and family!
This project designed for Purl Soho by Corinne Gill.
Please Note: Our original Mini Sampler Kits are no longer in production. To make your own version of the Mini Sampler, you will need…
- A 9 x 9- inch piece of woven fabric. We used Purl Soho’s Daily Linen.
- 2 skeins of embroidery floss (1 metallic + 1 cotton)
- Some size 12 seed beads
- An embroidery needle
- A beading needle
- A needle threader
- A water-soluble fabric marker
- A 4-inch embroidery hoop
- A Sampler Stencil
- A Mini Sampler Pattern
- Please Note: The Mini Sampler Pattern is no longer available for purchase. For assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are enough materials to make one Mini Sampler. Choose one of three stitch designs!
- Diameter of embroidery: Approximately 2 1/2 inches
- Diameter of display hoop: 4 inches
If you already have the supplies you need, pick up just the Mini Sampler Pattern, which includes how-to-embroider instructions and a Mini Sampler Stencil.