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Finishing Techniques:  How to Make a Cross Stitch Tote Bag

Finishing Techniques: How to Make a Cross Stitch Tote Bag

Display Your Cross Stitch Designs on Tote Bags! Have you ever finished cross stitching a beautiful piece and wondered, “what now?”  If you’re like me, you love cross stitching, but you run out of places to display your work.  Well, here is one suggestion for you.  Don’t just display it, make a tote bag and […]

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Learn How to Cross Stitch

Learn How to Cross Stitch

Cross Stitch is one of the easiest ways to make beautiful artwork. It requires very little practice to create heirloom quality pictures that can be framed, made into pillows, bookmarks or any number of other sewing projects. There are kits to cross stitch hand towels, pillow cases, Christmas tree ornaments, Christmas stockings, baby bibs, baby […]

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How to Make Cross Stitch Gift Bags

How to Make Cross Stitch Gift Bags

Cross stitch gift bags are a beautiful way to “wrap” a gift and give a keepsake at the same time. Most of the cross stitch gift bag kits include Aida cloth, but you are required to actually make the bag itself after you have completed the needlework. That comes as a real surprise to many […]

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How to Make a Cross Stitch Stocking

How to Make a Cross Stitch Stocking

Personally, I prefer making s cross stitch stocking by using a purchased kit.  It is a great place to start!  Most kits include the pattern, floss, the aida cloth, personalization instructions, a needle, trims and sometimes the backing cloth. However, there are a few things you will need in addition to the kit, and a […]

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How to Add Beads to Cross Stitch Projects

How to Add Beads to Cross Stitch Projects

Any cross stitch project can be enhanced and detailed with beads. It is extremely easy to add seed beads, whether a pattern shows them or not. You can even add beads to a finished cross stitch project and give it new life. If you add beads while making your cross stitch item originally, simply add […]

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