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Gourd Stitch Tutorial with Pen Sleeve Pa


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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Thread beading needle, follow instructions. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS fits 1 cm or 3/8 inch OD tube, 6 cm long

Supplies Needed

  • beading needle, Delica beads, beading thread,
  • Pilot G2 pen or 3/8 inch OD tubing
  • or Parachute cord (1 yard)

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Bethel's Wild Wonderings
Bethel's Wild Wonderings
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 craft fields. My most recent is beadweaving. I think I have finally found my passion. I love the feel and look of tiny cylinder beads worked in peyote stitch into a wonderful mosaic of colorful design. Other beads and other stitches are interesting and lovely.,But beadwoven peyote is what I enjoy most.