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Box frame Hand Embroidered Cat night light, with free Template.

Updated: Aug 31, 2023

This project combines the classic art of hand embroidery with a modern contemporary style to make a lovely addition to your home deco for little one bed room.

You will need:

  • Embroidery thread in grey, white and bricks red.

  • Embroidery hoop

  • Embroidery needles

  • Fabric 10” x 10” Nary blue

  • Shadow Box Frame 18cm x 18cm

  • LED lights

  • Template

  • Frixion pen

  • Scissors

  • Glue gun

  • Light tablet

  • Acetate

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Step 1- Print out the pattern and trace on to the centre of your fabric with a Frixion Pen, if you have trouble seeing it use a light tablet. Practice the Back stitch as shown on the template sheet.

(The Frixion Pen is a gel pen but your marks will disappear when heat is applied to it from ironing)

Step 2 - Place the fabric into an embroidery hoop.

Step 3 - Back stitch the moon in grey, the cat in white and the bricks in a brick red.

Step 4 - Remove the fabric from the hoop and Iron out any pattern marks.

Step 5 - Place a piece of acetate approximately 7”x7” on top of the template and secure with low tack tape.

Arrange the lights around the cat and in the moon, secure them using your glue gun. My light string has 20 lights on it, I have doubled up the lights by twisting the wire together.

Step 6 - Tape the acetate on top of the box frame inner frame to hold it in place, them put the fabric on top, use some bulldog clips to hold in place.

Start with one side by glueing the fabric to the frame inner, ensure it is taught and pop the bulldog clip back on as it is drying. work around the 4 sides in the same way.

Once it is dry trim the over hanging fabric and glue the corners.

Step 7 - Place in to the frame.

Cut one corner of the frame back bored, this is so the light wire can come through.

Glue the light switch the the back of the frame.

All finished


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Happy Making.

Kelly Anne Jordan xx

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