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I learned to sew before I went to school. My mother, grandmother and aunt sewed everyday. I ran a needle through my right index finger early on, but have never done it again. I am self taught in many ...

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Gourd Stitch Tutorial with Pen Sleeve Pa

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(11) Name: 'Other : Gourd Stitch Tutorial with Pen Sleeve Pa
Gourd Stitch Tutorial with Pen Sleeve Pa
Gourd Stitch Tutorial with Pen Sleeve Pa
Gourd Stitch Tutorial with Pen Sleeve Pa

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Thread beading needle, follow instructions.

Pattern Description:

Have you wanted to learn to do gourd stitch? In this tutorial, you can follow the step by step instructions with photos to learn how to do the stitch. Then stitch up a Pen Sleeve or tubing to make a zipper pull or lanyard. This is made to fit the Pilot G2 pen, 3/8 inch OD tubing or a Hidden Compartment Keychain. It will fit any item that has 1 cm outside diameter and 6 cm length. Make it in your favorite 3 colors.

* Step by step color photos with detailed instructions for each step.
* Sample bead pattern to work along with the photos and instructions.
* 3 color stripe pen sleeve or tube pattern including bead legend, color chart, and word chart.
* instructions to make a lanyard using the beaded tubing.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • fits 1 cm or 3/8 inch OD tube, 6 cm long


  • beading needle, Delica beads, beading thread,

You Will Also Need:

  • Pilot G2 pen or 3/8 inch OD tubing
  • or Parachute cord (1 yard)