Materials: Unbleached muslin, 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"; red cashmere 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" (this amount provides for four); thread, yellow, white and red; emery powder; needles No. 6 and No. 3; green luster cotton.
To cut the pattern of the strawberry emery ball: Draw a circle three inches in radius, and cut on the line.
Cut a circle from the unbleached muslin for the lining and one a quarter of an inch larger from the cashmere for the outside; cut both into quarters.
To make the case: Fold the two edges of the muslin together and sew in a seam with the combination stitch, rounding the point to give the strawberry shape. Turn in a good seam at the top and gather. Fill with the powdered emery and fasten the gathering thread by overhanding over the top.
The Completed Seam Sampler Illustrating Exercises Nos. 11, 13, 15, 17, And 19.
Before sewing up the outside put in the stitches, with yellow thread, to represent the seeds of the strawberry as follows: Hold the wrong side of the cloth toward you and put in a row of tiny stitches half an inch apart. One-fourth of an inch above these put in another row with the stitches midway between those of the last row, and so continue. If desired these may be omitted and the seeds represented by French knots when the strawberry is finished.
Seam up the outside, slip it over the case, arranging the seams on opposite sides to avoid the possibility of powder sifting through. Overhand the top and cover with the green luster cotton to represent the calyx, leaving a loop for the stem.