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undertaking // cross sew picture body


Cross Stitch Photo Frame (With Chart!)

When you might have a favourite place to go to, you in all probability have a photograph or two to recollect your instances there. And now you may make a body to carry your picture and exhibit your stitching too! This can be a fast cross sew undertaking that you could work on whilst you journey and end once you’re dwelling once more.

That is the proper undertaking for anybody who already loves cross sew, however it’s additionally excellent for anybody who needs to simply give it a attempt. The patterns you will discover on this publish are small and simple, which suggests even should you’re new to this, you can full the stitching very quickly. However you additionally do not have to make use of the patterns right here. You possibly can select any small design and observe the identical fundamental steps.

Cross Stitch Photo Frame (With Chart!)

When selecting a body, search for one that’s flat on the entrance and has a big sufficient space that you could connect the cross sew. The colourful body I am utilizing is from IKEA they usually normally even have pure wooden or impartial colours too. Within the patterns, you will discover the identical colours I used listed, however you should utilize any colours you want and match them to the body or the picture.

Now, let’s get stitching!

Cross Stitch Photo Frame (With Chart!)

Here is What You Want:

Picture Body (I like to recommend at the very least a 5×7 body)
A Small Piece of Cross Sew
Cloth Tape
Craft Glue


I created the sample you see within the photographs proper earlier than I took a visit to Disneyland. As a result of I LOVE Disney parks and I needed to have one thing enjoyable to sew whereas I used to be there. Actually, you may’t see my palms within the picture, however I used to be actually stitching this sample when this was taken! However my entire household additionally loves Disney parks, so I created a second model that claims “WE love this place.” You’ll find each variations beneath.

Cross Stitch Photo Frame (With Chart!)

After you have completed your cross sew, trim the material down. I believe it is best to trim it to a sq./rectangle as a result of you may maintain the perimeters good and neat. Go away 4 rows of Aida on all sides of the design.

Draw back one row on all sides. This can give the material slightly fringe edge that will not fray.

Cross Stitch Photo Frame (With Chart!)

Place a number of items of material tape on the again of the cross sew.

Should you’d fairly skip this materials, you may sew (by hand or machine) the cross sew onto the felt. However I do not suggest glue for this step as it will probably soak by way of the material and look sloppy.

Cross Stitch Photo Frame (With Chart!)

Peel off the tape backing and firmly press the cross sew onto the felt. Make certain that there’s slightly little bit of felt exhibiting on all the perimeters.

Cross Stitch Photo Frame (With Chart!)

Trim the felt down so the perimeters are all even.

I left only a tiny bit exhibiting and I used a rotary cutter to make it fast. Common scissors will work simply advantageous, or you might use scallop shears to make it further cute!

Cross Stitch Photo Frame (With Chart!)

Resolve the place you need the cross sew to be positioned on the body. A few of it should cowl what’s within the body, so take that into consideration.

When you realize the place you need it, add some glue to the body after which press the felt facet down on the glue. Give it a while to dry earlier than you begin taking the body aside so as to add a picture or standing/hanging it up.

Cross Stitch Photo Frame (With Chart!)

Now you might have a body that helps you have a good time a favourite location! In fact, you should utilize different small patterns and this identical approach. I did one thing comparable with embroidery and it offers you an concept of how you should utilize different sizes and shapes.

Cross Stitch Photo Frame (With Chart!)

For me, Disney is my favourite place to go to. However dwelling can be a spot that I really like, so a sample like this might be a good selection for an image being dwelling with household.

However I wish to know…the place is a spot that you just love? What particular second at that place would you place into this body?


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