Articles for tag: Stitching

The Art of Applique – Stitching Cut-Out Shapes to Fabrics

To get the best results for appliqué work, choose natural lightweight or medium weight fabrics that are easy to handle. Be sure that all the fabrics are of the same type if they are to be laundered. Ideas for appliqué designs abound, in magazines, design publications, collections of stencil shapes and in coloring art and ...

How to do Cross-stitching on Unique Backgrounds

Although most cross stitchers use Aida and linen fabrics for their cross stitching, others have discovered you don’t have to limit your stitching backgrounds to the traditional cross stitch fabrics sold in craft stores. Any material that forms a regular grid can be used for cross-stitching. *Crocheting— *single crochet—-The simple single crochet stitch forms an ...

Needlework Stitch Dictionary – Cross Stitch

The Cross-Stitch could be considered the square building block of needlework. The cross-stitch is not considered a specialty stitch because it is so basic, being comprised of only two stitches that cross over one another. Cross-stitches can be worked over one thread or two threads, meaning each stitch crosses over one linen thread vertically and ...

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How to Make Your Own Needlepoint Designs

Although I love to cross stitch, it’s tough to do it in a car. As we’ll soon be leaving for a two-day road trip to Texas, I’m now digging out some my old needlework projects to keep me busy while we’re traveling. Anyone who does needlework knows it’s much easier to work a needlepoint canvas ...

Tips for Using Tulle for Making Clothes

Nothing replicates the airy, ballerina-like look and feel of a full, multi-layered tulle skirt. Tulle is delicate, but its fragile nature is what makes it so appealing. Although pure silk tulle is available, it is costly and extremely fragile, and doesn’t have the loft of the more commonly used polyester version. Tulle snags easily and ...

How to Make a Roman Blind

Tailored roman blinds make an economical window dressing. Rods are set horizontally at intervals across the back so that the fabric folds into neat pleats when raised. Roman blinds lie flat against a window and pull up into tailored horizontal pleats. They can be hung in virtually any type of room to good effect, by ...

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How to Make Baseball Seam Necklaces

Baseball seam necklaces are a trendy sports fad for baseball fans and superstitious ball players alike. Make your own necklace with the stitching strip from a real baseball as a way to celebrate your favorite sport or as a gift for your favorite athlete. Baseball seam necklaces are also a great way to preserve the ...

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Free Cross Stitch Designs

If you are just learning how to cross stitch and do not want to invest a lot of money or if you are experienced in cross stitching and are looking for more cross stitch designs to add to your collection, you will want to check out the following free cross stitch designs offered online. The ...