Vintage Seed Packet Wall Art

Discover a stylish new twist on vintage seed pack art.

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Bring a new dimension to classic botanical artwork with a bouquet of hand appliqué and embroidery techniques. Fabrics ranging from simple solid cotton to textural silk and velvet blend with a variety of stitches to recreate the distinctive characteristics of three flower-garden favorites. Embroidered lettering adds to the vintage appeal.
Fabric Requirements:
  • 1/4 yd linen blend for background (shown: turquoise)
  • Three 7" squares of cotton prints for seed packet backgrounds (shown: script prints)
  • Scraps of solid cotton fabric for marigolds (shown: 3 shades of yellow), each at least 2" square
  • 2 scraps of lightweight silk dupioni for poppy petals (shown: deep red and fuchsia), each at least 4" square
  • 2 scraps of slubbed silk dupioni for poppy and celosia leaves (shown: 2 shades of green), each at least 4" square
  • 2 scraps of silk or rayon velvet for celosias (shown: orange and red), each at least 2" x 3"
  • Scraps of solid cotton fabric for packet labels, each at least 7" x 7" and large enough to be held in a 5" embroidery hoop (shown: various neutrals)

Finished Size: 6" wide x 21" tall 

Originally Published: Stitch, Summer 2012

SKU: EP6676

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kevin Kosbab

Format: eProject