Embroidered Bicycle with Basket of Flowers
Both charming and cheery, this bicycle is embroidered freehand on stretched cotton canvas. And it touts a woven basket, brimming with colorful blooms.
Photography: Walker Boyes
Source: Martha Stewart
- Lightweight natural fabric
- Embroidery hoop
- Embroidery floss in various colors
- Embroidery needle
- Fabric scissors
- Water-soluble pen
Place chosen fabric in embroidery hoop, pulling smooth and taut.
Download and print pattern on paper. To transfer the design onto fabric, place in front a light source and use water-soluble pens to trace each pattern line. (Tip: You can easily wash off any excess marks when you've finish embroidering.)
Follow the provided color guide to hand-stitch bicycle and florals (or pick your own colors and be creative).
(For more instructions, go to marthastewart.com/embroidery-how-to.)
Tighten fabric and trim off excess fabric on edges of hoop. Display your beautiful creation.