Cross stitch phone case: create a personalized phone case
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If you’ve ever wanted to create your own cross stitch phone case, this tutorial will help! Personalized phone cases are so popular right now, and what better way to show your personality than with a cross stitch phone case. There … Read More

Cross stitch twice as fast: the sewing method
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If you’ve ever wondered if there’s a way to cross stitch faster than you already are, the good news is that there is! Cross stitch is not a race, everyone stitches at different speeds and the point is to enjoy … Read More

Cross stitch gridding with fishing line
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If you’ve ever seen a picture of what looks like thread running in a grid on a cross stitch project, it’s likely that the stitcher did their gridding with fishing line or something similar. Using fishing line is great as it won’t … Read More

What to do when your stitching mojo hides
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  Have you ever had those days (or weeks) when your stitching mojo decides to play hide and seek on you? Your stitchy bug is gone, and it seems like such hard work to get any progress done on your … Read More

Why you shouldn’t worry about the back of cross stitch
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Do you have friends who look at the back of cross stitch projects you do and say, “The back is supposed to be as neat as the front you know”? I’m sure every cross stitcher has had that happen to … Read More

Embroidery stitches: blackwork
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Blackwork is one of the oldest embroidery stitches in the world, and also one of the most beautiful. In this video tutorial, you’ll learn a few basic blackwork patterns and see how easy it can be! There’s even a free … Read More

Cross stitch finishing techniques: the slip stitch (blind stitch)
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Making a functional object out of a cross stitch project isn’t hard, you just need to know some simple finishing techniques. It always surprises me when I see cross stitch or embroidery patterns that don’t include finishing instructions (particularly when … Read More

Fractional stitches for cross stitch
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Fractional stitches are something that can be quite intimidating if you’ve never done them before, but they don’t have to be. Fractional stitches (quarter, half, and three-quarter stitches) are used to create more detail in a specific area of a … Read More

How to cross stitch linen: the pin stitch
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Learning how to cross stitch linen or evenweave doesn’t need to be intimidating, and this tutorial will teach you how to start your threads with a pin stitch that’s perfect for linen. Recently I started learning how to cross stitch … Read More

Metallic thread for cross stitch and embroidery
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Metallic thread can really add a lot of pizzazz and sparkle to a project (and if you’re a magpie like me you love anything sparkly and blingy). The pattern I’m working on in the video below is the first time … Read More

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