Oh man, I am such a fan of Jenny Lawson aka The Bloggess. Her blog is just the most wonderful, and her books are even better! I got to read an advance copy of her new book, Broken (in the best possible way), and I absolutely relished it. I laughed so hard my face hurt. Which is saying a lot, not many books really captivate me, but this one is a pretty dang perfect match. If you like Subversive Cross Stitch humor, you’ll definitely like Jenny’s writing!
Not only did Jenny author a great book, she also stitched FIVE patterns we designed just for her–they’re quotes from the book, too! If you want to win a Deluxe Kit, a stitched piece from Jenny or some free PDF patterns, here’s how to enter the sweepstakes!
Are you ready for some serious fun? Here’s how to put together our Isolation Update: No Pants kit, available as a free PDF, a Basic or Deluxe Kit and a Combo Kit with frame!
The above kits come with everything you need so you don’t have to leave the house (don’t you DARE!). But if you’re going to use the free PDF pattern, you will need the following supplies: Fabric, embroidery floss, needles, hoop at the very least. If you’re trying to do this all free, you could probably use tape and not even frame it, but keep the extra numbers handy.
These instructions will help you with the PDF or the kits of this therapeutic design!
PLEASE NOTE: I initially made a larger pattern—your stitched area will look smaller than these images!
1. Since you’ll be stitching all of this on one piece of fabric, make SURE you start in the center of the fabric and work your way out. Please note that your image will be a little smaller in dimensions (I changed the pattern after stitching). Also, I know my letters are uneven—that’s okay, you’ll be cutting them!
2. Once you’re done stitching (see previous instructions on back of pattern), figure out where you will cut the numbers. Water-erase pens are a great way to do this if you’ve got one (if not, we sell ‘em).