Even if you live in northern regions like I do, you can experience a bit of warmth of a stroll on a beach with this sand dollar applique!
A couple weeks before Christmas one of our readers emailed me and asked if I could design a couple of “beachy” appliques. She was interested in a sand dollar applique and a starfish applique. I told her I would be delighted to, but it might not be until after Christmas. Well, I finally carved out a wee bit of time and designed the appliques for her. Although sitting in my family room with a fresh blanket of snow of the ground does not conjure up thoughts of sandy beaches, designing and making these appliques did remind me of palm trees, warm breezes and footprints in wet sand. At least a temporary reprieve from our northern winter!
The Sand Dollar Applique was made to fit on a 6″ x 6″ block but can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. Enjoy! NOTE: Hope you like it, Elizabeth!
The Pattern for the Sand Dollar Applique can be found HERE.
The tutorial on How to Enlarge and Reduce Patterns can be found HERE.
The Stitching Glossary can be found HERE.
Our Gallery of all our Appliques can be found HERE.
The tutorial on How to Cut Out Felt can be found HERE.
DIRECTIONS for the Sand Dollar Applique
Refer to pattern and photo for applique placements, cutting instructions and embroidery stitches.
Cut out felt using the photo and pattern. Transfer any embroidery markings. NOTE: Make sure to cut away the 5 holes in the sand dollar.
Using a blanket stitch, sew the sand dollar to the block using 6 strands of floss.
Using a blanket stitch, sew the star on the sand dollar using 6 strands of floss.
Using small blanket stitches that are close together (button hole stitch) sew around each of the holes using 3 strands of floss.
Using 3 strands of floss, add French knots to the center of the star.