In a very limited batch, we created these kits. They contain most of what you'll need to complete the Pencil Sampler and turn it into a zipper pouch via Creativebug.
Vintage Yellow flannel for the lining
Shape Flex for backing your sampler while embroidering
A Vintage Zipper - hand-picked from our own collection. We'll pick a color for you.
Each kit comes hand wrapped in vintage paper.
Each kit contains a free trial of Creativebug, which is plenty of time to complete this project.
*Please note that thread is not included.
Please Note: Limited Edition samplers do not include packaging. These are small print runs and come packaged in a plain paper envelope. Get them while they’re hot—they likely won’t be relisted.
The sampler arrives preprinted on cotton quilting fabric, ready to stitch and includes basic instructions. You provide your own threads, needles, and hoop.
PLEASE NOTE: This item is not embroidered, but ready to be embroidered by YOU. The pictures show one way to fill in the design, but you can choose whatever colors/threads you like.
What size is it?
This Sampler measures approximately 10" x 12".
What thread should I use?
We use a combination of size 8 perle cotton and/or embroidery floss.
Where can I find more embroidery help?
I'm so glad you asked! Check out my online workshops on Creativebug.
Where can I see other examples of the finished sampler?
Instagram! Check out the hashtag #dropclothsamplers for tons of beautiful examples of all our designs, stitched by people like you. I hope you'll add yours to the mix!
How should I back my sampler?
For best results, I recommend backing this fabric with a second piece of fabric (cotton or linen) before placing your fabric in the hoop. You'll get the flattest, most even stitches this way. Check out my how-to for this step on Creativebug or IGTV (@dropcloth)
What size hoops should I use?
I like a size 6—but use whatever you hoop you have on hand.
Dropcloth Samplers proudly ships in up-cycled packaging. Your order may arrive in a reused Prime envelope—but we are NOT associated with Amazon.