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Purple Posy Materials Kit


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  • Image of Purple Posy Materials Kit

Purple Posy, a Tape Measure Cozy, is the first 2024 Stitch Snippet stitch-along project on Needle 'n Thread.

Learn how to create a retractable tape measure cover, from start to finish! We will embroider a colorful decorative band and two pretty floral motifs in bullion knots and other easy stitches; embellish the embroidery with beads; construct the cover with its decorative beaded edge; create a beaded pull fob for the tape measure using a variety of specialty beads and a charm; and assemble all of it into a lovely and serviceable tool.

This kit will provide all the materials you need to embroider and construct the tape measure cover. Each kit includes the following:

  • 100% Linen embroidery fabric
  • Full skeins of DMC cotton floss
  • 3 types of fine English embroidery needles
  • Two types of Miyuki seed beads
  • Specialty items for the pull fob, including a round natural amethyst bead, crystal peridot bicones, charm, and more
  • Beading wire
  • All foundation materials, including two types of interfacing and two weights of plastic forms
  • Tailor's Retractable Tape Measure: 80" tape measure, 1/2" wide, with imperial and metric measurements

Please note: instructions are not included in the kit. Instructions will be provided in stitch-along format on Needle 'n Thread.

You can read more about this kit and what to expect in the stitch-along here.


US shipping is via Priority Mail, tracked and insured. International shipping to Canada only is via Priority mail, tracked and insured.

Any notable excess shipping expenses that occur when ordering multiple items from the shop will be refunded when your order ships.

Please read further information on shipping, returns, and refunds here.