DIY Napkin With Rooster Embroidery For Chinese New Year
- DIY Craft
- 18 January 2017
In Indonesia, we celebrate the Chinese New Year with food and ang pao. Ang pao is money in the envelope. Ang pao has given to children from their parents and for the parent from their kid who had been working. People started to celebrate the day before with pray, then the next day they gather with family.
We usually served dishes made from pork, Chinese snacks such as dried fruits, candies, kue keranjang, and also fruits such as oranges and apples. But since many among that celebrate are Muslims, people usually replaced pork with chicken or beef.
Whatever food you like to serve, it is important to make a good presentation on your dining table. Beautiful look napkins that match with the theme is a good idea. Here I give you a tutorial how to make napkin with embroidery rooster as we want to celebrate this year, the year of the rooster. Just follow step by step on each picture.
Download the following rooster pattern by right clicking and "Save Image As" to your computer. Print as actual size (approximately 12.8 x 12.8 cm). Cut red and yellow fabric size 27 x 27 cm. Red is the color that we usually have on the Chinese celebration, red symbolizes happiness and success.
Trace the image of the rooster in one corner of the red fabric by putting them in order from top to bottom: the pattern, carbon paper, and fabric, and then plug with a pin so that its position has not shifted. Then start to trace.
This is the result of trace on the fabric.
Prepare some embroidery threads with many colors as you like.
Start making embroidery with chain stitch along the lines of rooster pattern. You can watch how to make the chain stitch on YouTube, there are a lot of tutorials there. Arrange colors of the thread in a great position. Repeat until the entire lines of the rooster pattern covered with embroidery.
Merge the red and yellow fabrics with stitched. Meet the good side of the red fabric with the good side of the yellow fabric, then sew the three edges. After that reverse the fabric so the good side is outside, then sew on the side that is still open. Give beautiful stitching on the edge of the napkin. And the napkin is ready to be used to decorate the dining table for the roaster year.
The duration to create one napkin is approximately 1 hour.
Welcome to our third annual Chinese New Year blog hop! Lunar New Year, more commonly known as Chinese New Year, starts on January 28. It is the beginning of the Year of the Rooster, and we have lots of great ideas for celebrating it with kids! Don't miss our series from last year and 2015, and you can find even more on our Chinese New Year Pinterest board:
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