Just a quick free cross stitch pattern for you to stitch, I stitched mine in a couple of evenings. There is no pdf but just right click on the image below and then click “save as” to your computer and then print.
The finished cross-stitched piece can be lined or interfaced on the reverse, but that is optional.
Mountboard about 2mm thick
Fabric for covering backboard
Small piece of wadding or quilt batting about 2mm – 3mm thick
Hand made cord or any in your stash, ribbon and a button.
The finishing is quite easy for this pattern
- Press the finished cross-stitched piece face down on a towel to prevent flattening your stitches.
- Cut a piece of card that is about 1cm larger than your cross stitch all around the edge. Cut a piece of wadding about 2mm thick to the same size as the card, glue the wadding onto the card with fabric glue.
- Place your cross stitch over the wadding, fold over the edges and glue at the back or if you are familiar with lacing you may prefer to do that.
- Cover another piece of card with a fabric of your choice. That card needs to be about one inch larger all around the border, fold over the fabric, and glue on the reverse side.
- Wait until dry and then mount the cross stitch onto the fabric-covered board by placing glue on the reverse of the stitched piece and glue down.
- Place a white sheet of paper over the cross stitch to protect it and then place a weight on top and leave for a couple of hours, I use my cooking weights from my kitchen!
- I used hand made cord to finish the edge by placing a small amount of glue all around the edge to secure in place.
- Finish off with a pretty bow glued with a pretty button.
You can see finishing instructions on my finishing blog where I show various finishing ideas and a hand made cord tutorial here
I hope that made sense, please contact me if you need any help.
Keep safe and well everyone.
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