Urban Scandinavian Sewing: 18 Seasonal Projects for Modern Living

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Stitch your way to Scandinavian style as you embrace minimal, sleek design. Luxuriate in the textures of summery linens and winter wools as you sew 18 projects, from upscale home decor to wearables. You'll love the chic yet beginner-friendly stitching and embroidery patterns-the perfect way to embellish ready-mades or to sew from scratch. These projects offer beautiful, functional designs for contemporary living. Designer and author Kirstyn Cogan immerses you in her Nordic culture, with handcrafted modern items to make for your home and family-plus scrumptious-sounding recipes and scintillating tidbits about the regional traditions.

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Pieced Wool Scarf

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Pieced Wool Scarf

Finished Size: Approximately 6½˝ × 75˝

It’s easy to get funky with this simple pieced scarf—just stack a strip of wool on top of another and stitch! The result is not only a fashionably casual accessory, but the loose layers of wool make it nice and warm too.

Wool comes in a wide range of sizes (and shapes, if you are felting an old wool sweater). I list the basic amounts I used, but you can mix and match to get as funky and creative as you want. There are some amazing dyed wool sources out there (see Resources).

EASY WOOL FELTING

Felting wool at home is easy. Perhaps you have an old wool sweater you can’t wear anymore or you found a great wool skirt at the local thrift store you’d like to felt. Just wash it in very hot water and dry it in the dryer. Repeat. Easy, huh? Wool felted from a sweater works great for projects like the Pieced Wool Scarf. Follow the project cutting list, or simply cut a variety of strips from ½˝ to 4˝ wide and have fun!

 

Felt Medallion Necklace

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Felt Medallion Necklace

Finished Size: Felt pieces: ⅝˝–2˝; necklace strap: 12¼˝ long

Making these groovy felt medallions is a bit like eating chips—it’s hard to stop at one! They’re not only easy to make and wear, but they make great gifts and holiday ornaments, too!

Materials

Makes 6–10 necklaces.

Wool or wool-blend felt, 3 colors: 12˝ × 18˝ sheet or ⅛ yard of each color (I used white, green, and dark gray.)

Hemp or cotton cord, 20-pound weight: 1 yard for each necklace

Metal washers: various sizes from ⅜˝ to 2˝, allowing 1 or 2 per necklace

Spray adhesive and liquid glue

Fabric-marking pen, several colors (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend using FriXion pens.)

Coordinating thread

Hand-sewing and large-eyed chenille needles

Hammer and nail (¼˝ head, just shy of ⅛˝ thick)

Scrap wood

 

Holiday Tree Wall Art

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Holiday Tree Wall Art

Finished Size: 25˝ × 64˝

For this project, I used circles as my embellishment theme—from wooden buttons to book rings. This project encourages family involvement, and the result can easily become a treasured family heirloom. Feel free to add sentimental findings—perhaps a button from Grandpa’s shirt, a sweet ribbon from something special, or Fido’s original dog license. It’s totally up to you. The main thing is to have fun!

Materials

Burlap: 2 yards (48˝ wide)

Quilting-weight cotton: 2 yards

Quilt batting: 2 yards (or twin-size batting)

Brown felt: 1˝ × 5˝

Wooden dowels, 3–5mm: 1 piece 12˝ long, 2 pieces 24˝ long

Hardware for dowels: 2 eyelet screws, 1 hook eyelet screw

Spray adhesive

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend using FriXion pens.)

Thread to coordinate with fabric

 

Swedish Tomte Softie

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Swedish Tomte Softie

Finished Size: 5˝ × 12˝

Tomtes are mischievous little spirits in charge of protecting the home and the people who live there. They don’t ask for too much, just that we believe in them and offer them a steamy bowl of Christmas porridge with a dab of butter on Christmas Eve.

Materials

Red and white cotton print 1: 1 fat quarter or ¼ yard

Red and white cotton print 2: 1 fat quarter or ¼ yard

Wool-blend felt: 4 squares 6˝ × 6˝ (1 square each of red, white, pink, and brown)

Muslin or other scrap fabric: 1 fat quarter or 2 pieces 4½˝ × 5½˝

Polyester filling: 2 ounces

Dry beans: ½ cup

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend using FriXion pens.)

Fine-tip permanent marker

White printer/copier paper, 8½˝ × 11˝: 6 sheets (or 1 sheet 14˝ × 17˝ tracing paper)

Basting glue (I recommend Roxanne Glue-Baste-It.)

 

Bread Warmer Tea Towel

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Bread Warmer Tea Towel

Finished Size: 20˝ × 28˝

Bread has been an essential staple of everyday life in most societies for centuries. Scandinavia is no different. It seems everywhere you go, there’s a loaf of bread sitting on a wooden cutting board, wrapped in a tea towel, anticipating that another slice will be cut and enjoyed.

Materials

Linen or linen/cotton-blend fabric: ⅔ yard for towel

Coordinating appliqué fabric (linen, linen/cotton blend, or quilting cotton): 1 fat quarter or ¼ yard (Use a single fabric or a combination. You will have extra fabric left over.)

Iron-on adhesive: ¼ yard (I used HeatnBond Feather Lite.)

All-purpose sewing thread to coordinate with towel fabric

All-purpose sewing thread to coordinate with appliqué fabric(s)

Contrasting embroidery floss: 1 skein

Fine-tip permanent marker

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend using FriXion pens.)

 

Linen Table Runner

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Linen Table Runner

Finished Size: 13˝ × 48˝

This appliquéd table runner, which coordinates with the Bread Warmer Tea Towel, will be a fresh addition to any urban kitchen.

Materials

Panel A: ½ yard linen or linen/cotton-blend fabric

Panels B and C: 1 fat quarter or ¼ yard contrasting linen or linen/cotton-blend fabric

Coordinating appliqué fabric: 1 fat quarter or ¼ yard (Use 1 fabric or a combination. You will have extra fabric left over.)

Iron-on adhesive: ½ yard (I used HeatnBond Feather Lite.)

Fine-tip permanent marker

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend using FriXion pens.)

All-purpose sewing thread to coordinate with panel A fabric

All-purpose sewing thread(s) to coordinate with contrasting fabric(s)

Contrasting embroidery floss: 1 skein

Embroidery floss threader and needle

 

Felt Cup Warmer

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Felt Cup Warmer

Finished Size: 3¼˝ × 16˝

This no-sew project makes it easy to warm hands and hearts—just by filling the felt-wrapped mugs with treats for family and friends.

Materials

White mug with straight sides (Mine was 11 ounces and 3˝ across.)

Felt: 2 sheets 12˝ × 18˝ in different colors (You will have enough left over to make 2 additional cup warmers.)

2 buttons, ½˝

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend using FriXion pens.)

White printer/copier paper: 2 sheets 8½˝ × 11˝

Spray adhesive

Embroidery floss: 1 skein (I used white.)

Cutting

Felt color 1: 4˝ × 10¼˝ (for pattern A)

Felt color 2: 4˝ × 18˝ (for pattern B)

TIP

If your mug is larger than 3˝ in diameter, cut pattern pieces A and B where indicated and tape a piece of paper wide enough to accommodate your mug. You may need a larger piece of felt to accommodate the larger pattern.

 

Appliquéd Winter Quilt

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Appliquéd Winter Quilt

Finished Size: 80˝ × 88˝

In the cold winter months, nothing is better than having a bright quilt to ward off the dark season’s blues. A bit unconventional in approach, this quilt features three long quilted panels pieced together. No longarm or fancy quilting equipment required.

Materials

Coordinating cotton or linen/cotton-blend fabric in 5 colors:

Panel A: Cream, 3 yards* 45˝ wide

Panel B: Cream, 3 yards, or 1½ yards if pieced at the center (This is the background fabric for the appliqués.)*

Panel C: Pink, 1 yard

Panel D: Gray, 1¾ yards

Panel E: Orange, ¾8 yard

Patterned fabric for backing: 6 yards, at least 42˝ wide

Muslin: 6 yards (60˝ wide)

Low-loft batting, king size

Iron-on adhesive: 2 yards (I used HeatnBond Feather Lite.)

Coordinating thread

Measuring tape and ruler

 

Drafty Door Decor

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Drafty Door Decor

Finished Size: Approximately 6˝ × 45˝

This simple reverse-appliqué project adds a bit of warmth and modern style to any drafty door.

Materials

Wool or wool-blend felt: 1 yard each of 2 different colors

Paper-backed iron-on adhesive: 1 yard (I used HeatnBond Feather Lite.)

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend using FriXion pens.)

Fine-tip permanent marker

Sharp-pointed scissors to cut felt

Coordinating thread

Long ruler or measuring tape

Polyester stuffing: 12 ounces

Copy/printer paper: 2 sheets 8½˝ × 11˝

Optional but Helpful

Rotary cutter, clear Omnigrid ruler, and self-healing cutting mat

Embroidery floss

Embroidery needle and threader

Buttons or other embellishments

 

Skirt Apron

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Skirt Apron

Finished Size: Varies
(size will be determined by your measurements— example in photo approximately 44˝ × 20˝)

Many traditional Scandinavian costumes incorporate a dress apron. For a modern twist on this tradition, throw this sheer apron over a bright-colored skirt and serve up some cool Midsummer cocktails to celebrate the season!

Materials

White voile, 100% cotton, 54˝–56˝ wide: 1 yard

All-purpose white sewing thread

White gift-wrapping tissue paper, 2–3 sheets

Kraft paper roll (Paper grocery bags work, too!)

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend FriXion pens.)

Single-fold bias tape, ⅞˝ wide: 3 yards (I used white.)

NOTE

The materials listed are based on the apron I made—so just be aware that the measurements and materials might be adjusted somewhat based on your measurements.

 

Sail Away Tote

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Sail Away Tote

Finished Size: 13˝ × 15½˝

If you’re like me, you can never have enough totes to tote things around in. This bag features two simple outer pockets inspired by the many sailboats out on the water this time of year.

Materials

Coordinating cotton fabrics:

Fabric 1 (main front and back panels): ½ yard

Fabric 2 (sail pocket 1 and straps): ⅝ yard

Fabric 3 (sail pocket 2 lining): ⅞ yard

Coordinating all-purpose sewing thread

Rotary cutter, ruler, and self-healing cutting mat

Sew-on hook-and-loop dots: 2 pairs

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend FriXion pens.)

Shell buttons: 1 large (25mm) and 1 small (20mm)

Cutting

Fabric 1 (main front and back panels): Cut 2 rectangles 14˝ × 17˝.

Fabric 2 (sail pocket 1 and straps): Cut 1 rectangle 14˝ × 17˝ and 2 strips 2˝ × 28˝. (Feel free to cut the straps longer or shorter based on your preferences.)

 

Seaside Picnic Quilt

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Seaside Picnic Quilt

Finished Size: 55½˝ × 64½˝

Contemplating laid-back summertime fun with friends at the beach makes for the perfect excuse to whip up a Seaside Picnic Quilt!

Materials

Fabric for quilt top: 2 yards quilting-weight cotton, lightweight upholstery fabric, or cotton bed linens (at least 60˝ wide) with a large-scale print

Pocket fabric: 1¾ yards quilting-weight cotton

Backing fabric: 2 yards wide-width (60˝) Gore-Tex (See Resources.)

Muslin, 90˝ wide: 4 yards

Low-loft batting: 2 twin size (72˝ × 90˝)

Thread

Measuring tape and ruler

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend FriXion pens.)

½˝ bias tape (or other ribbon/strap material): 4¾ yards

Rotary cutter, clear Omnigrid ruler, and self-healing cutting mat

T square

A FEW NOTES ABOUT GORE-TEX

 

Pocket Pals

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Pocket Pals

Finished Size: Pocket: approximately 4˝ × 4˝; pals: 2˝–3˝ × 3˝–3½˝

Always have a friend in tow with a playful Pocket Pal. These pals travel well in their very own keepsake pocket. Take any simple outfit, attach a pocket with a pal inside, and away your little one goes!

Materials

Quilting-weight cotton: ⅛ yard, a fat eighth, or a fat quarter

Wool-blend felt: 1 sheet 12˝ × 18˝ each of a variety of colors for pals

Stuffing material: very small amount for each pal

All-purpose sewing thread in coordinating colors

8½˝ × 11˝ paper: 1 sheet for each template (pocket or pal)

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend FriXion pens.)

Appliqué glue (I like Roxanne Glue-Baste-It.)

Hand-sewing and embroidery needles

Embroidery floss or crewel wool that coordinates with felt

 

Go Fish Mobile

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Go Fish Mobile

Finished Size: Approximately 25˝ × 28˝

Watching fish swim is known to have a calming effect on a person’s mood, so let’s go fish! I list the lengths of the finished mobile strings just as a basic reference point. Don’t worry about matching the exact measurements of the sample. There are no hard-and-fast rules here…just have fun with it!

Materials

Quilting cotton: 2 fat eighths in coordinating colors

fast2fuse HEAVY double-sided fusible interfacing: 1 sheet

Coordinating thread

8½˝ × 11˝ copier/printer paper: 1 sheet

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend FriXion pens.)

¼˝-diameter wooden dowel (4 lengths needed):

A: 1 piece 13˝

B: 1 piece 9˝

C: 1 piece 6½˝

D: 1 piece 5˝

Hand drill with 5/64˝ (0.078125˝) drill bit

12-pound fishing line

 

Fabric Flower Swag

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Fabric Flower Swag

Finished Size: 3˝ × 52½˝ (with 4˝ metal rings)

Nothing says summer more than fresh-picked (or, in our case, fabric) flowers. Flowers are a welcome sign that the warm weather celebrations are here! On Midsummer’s Eve, it’s a tradition to start the day by picking as many fresh flowers as you can carry to decorate wreaths, a maypole, and the house. This floral swag is a great way to bring friends and family together to celebrate the season—it becomes a real flower factory when there’s more than one of you making these! Your fabric flower swag can be hung on an entry door or a wall or used as a table runner—indoors or out.

Materials

Medium-weight white linen or linen-blend fabric: ¼ yard of 55˝- to 60˝-wide fabric OR 1¾ yard of 42˝- to 45˝-wide fabric

Quilting-weight cotton: ¼ yard or 1 fat quarter each of 7 colors: bright green, dark green, yellow, yellow-orange, orange, dark orange, blue

White quilting-weight cotton: ½ yard

 

Sheer Pillow Wraps

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Sheer Pillow Wraps

Finished Size: For 20˝ × 20˝ pillow: 9˝ × 36˝ or 12˝ × 36˝; for 18˝ × 18˝ pillow: 9˝ × 34˝

Wrap a fresh summer look over pillows you already have with these sheer appliquéd pillow wraps!

Materials

Cotton voile fabric: 1 yard

Coordinating ¼˝ or ½˝ ribbon: 2¼˝ yards

White all-purpose sewing thread

White gift-wrapping tissue paper

Iron-on adhesive (lite): 1 yard

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend FriXion pens.)

Felt-tipped permanent marker

8½˝ × 11˝ printer/copier paper

Rotary cutter and self-healing cutting mat

Hand-sewing needle

Beads or buttons for embellishing

Optional but Helpful

⅛˝ graph paper (This paper helps you place the appliqués for the stripe and square grid designs. You can find a graph paper pattern online and print it (see Resources). Make sure you find paper that is eight lines per inch.

 

Quilted Bed Scarf

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Quilted Bed Scarf

Finished Size: 13˝ × 80˝

Lighten up in the summer by taking off the extra-warm bedding of winter and replacing it with a quilted scarf instead. Simple to make; simple to use.

Materials

Linen or linen/cotton-blend fabric: 1¼ yards (54˝ wide) for top (I used a natural oat color.)

Linen or linen/cotton-blend fabric: 2½ yards for backing and appliqué (I used white.)

Muslin: 2¾ yards

Low-loft batting: Twin size

Iron-on adhesive: 1 yard (I used HeatnBond Feather Lite.)

All-purpose sewing thread in coordinating colors

Measuring tape and ruler

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend FriXion pens.)

Rotary cutter and self-healing cutting mat

T square

Embroidery needle

Large buttons: 3 (I used dark-stained wood buttons.)

 

Breezy Appliquéd Curtains

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Breezy Appliquéd Curtains

Finished Size: Varies (size will be determined by your window measurements)

Let the summer breeze softly drift in with these sheer curtains. Appliquéd using soft, semisheer batiste in the colors of well-worn sea glass, they will make your room feel like a summer beach house.

NOTE

The materials listed are based on the curtain I made—so just be aware that the measurements and materials will be different based on your window measurements and the width of the fabric.

Materials

To make a single panel:

100% cotton voile, 54˝–56˝ wide: 2½ yards

Batiste: ¼ yard or 1 fat quarter each of 4 soft colors

All-purpose sewing thread in coordinating colors

White gift-wrapping tissue paper

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend FriXion pens.)

T square (or other straightedge ruler)

 

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