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Sassy Cross Stitch At Your Fingertips!
This is a pattern I designed is available at my shop and super cheap! Ever wanted to learn how to cross stitch, love those sassy and funny little cross-stitchings? Well I am going to show you step by step how to do just that with one of my own patterns for an example!

Posted by Katie Kutthroat from Los Angeles, California, United States • Published See Katie Kutthroat's 19 projects »
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  • How to cross stitch art. How To Cross Stitch - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you are going to want to gather your materials. I use 14 ct White Aida, black dmc (#310), a simple black 4x6 frame, pattern available in my shop, and of course don't forget your scissors! Beginners may want to invest in a hoop to hold the fabric in place, I personally don't use them for small pieces like this but I also have some hoops available in my shop for purchase!

  • How to cross stitch art. How To Cross Stitch - Step 2
    Step 2

    A little stitchers secret to keep your pieces looking nice and neat is split your six count of thread. I use two strands at a time!

  • How to cross stitch art. How To Cross Stitch - Step 3
    Step 3

    As you can tell in the first picture I start my pieces in the center. It is easy to do because most patterns show arrows on the top and center length of that paper, as you can see in the center of the pattern in the previous picture. Simply fold your fabric in half both ways and you will know your center point of fabric. I stitch half stitches first so if I make a mistake it is easy to remove the stitches

  • How to cross stitch art. How To Cross Stitch - Step 4
    Step 4

    As you follow the simple to read pattern, and if you stitch the half stitches like I do, your piece will start to look something like this.

  • How to cross stitch art. How To Cross Stitch - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once you have finished the half stitches you will have an idea of what your piece will look like. Great point to make sure it fits the frame you have set aside for the piece, just in case you make a mistake you can always remove the stitches!

  • How to cross stitch art. How To Cross Stitch - Step 6
    Step 6

    The next step is easy, you just go back through the pattern x-ing or crossing the half stitches.

  • How to cross stitch art. How To Cross Stitch - Step 7
    Step 7

    Your piece should start to come together though out step six.

  • How to cross stitch art. How To Cross Stitch - Step 8
    Step 8

    This is what your piece should look like once it is completely stitched!

  • How to cross stitch art. How To Cross Stitch - Step 9
    Step 9

    This step isn't mandatory but it helps keep the piece in place. This is double sided tape placed on the inside of the back of the frame.

  • How to cross stitch art. How To Cross Stitch - Step 10
    Step 10

    Center piece on the back of the frame and cut and remove any excess aida fabric.

  • How to cross stitch art. How To Cross Stitch - Step 11
    Step 11

    The frame should snap right into place and ta-da! You not only have taught yourself how to cross stitch but you have a super cute/awesome cross stitch to hang in your kitchen or apartment :)

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Spatula Foo
Spatula Foo
Where do you get the pattern? I can't find it.
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Amanda Wicked
Amanda Wicked · Carmichael, California, US
The finished project is awesome, but this didn't tell me how to cross stitch, it just showed me how to make cross stitching look neat. But I don't already know how to cross stitch :/
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Sew Deadly
Sew Deadly · Woodside, California, US · 5 projects
hah i LOVE this!
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lauren x
lauren x
amasing!!!
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Katie Kutthroat
Katie Kutthroat · Los Angeles, California, US · 19 projects
you so can! it is so easy! Happy
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Danielle S.
Danielle S. · Manchester, England, GB · 7 projects
I wishi could make this. :] blumming amazing
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Katie Kutthroat
Katie Kutthroat · Los Angeles, California, US · 19 projects
thank you! and sure thing.. my shop is http://katiekutthroat.etsy.com
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Sarah D
Sarah D · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 31 projects
Nice tutorial, welcome to the site Happy
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Claira
Claira · 10 projects
Can you give me the link for you shop? Happy
Katie Kutthroat
Katie Kutthroat · Los Angeles, California, US · 19 projects
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Katie Kutthroat
Katie Kutthroat · Los Angeles, California, US · 19 projects
thank you Janie Happy
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