Fun Fact- I used to be an obsessive cross stitcher. Style dorsum in high school. (I call back even so I knew that hand stitching brought me comfort.) I use to buy those preprinted pillowcase kits (Aunt Martha’southward, peradventure?), the ones with the floral patterns printed around the edge of the pillowcase. It was the 1980’south, what tin I say.
I still have some of those. In fact, my daughter is probably resting her head on one of them in her higher dorm room, right now.
Recently, I got several spools of Aurifil cotton wool floss . I was thinking about how to utilize them, and decided to test how much I remembered about my former cantankerous stitch obsession. Aurifil’s cotton floss is a dream to stitch with, has a cute sheen, and the colors are so pretty. Plus, their picayune wooden spools are fun also!
I thought I’d try using waste matter canvass and stitching a flower motif on a recent purchase from Uniqlo, a mock turtleneck knit shirt.
I’thousand happy to say that my deep memory pulled out all those little cross sew tricks and skills I’d adult in the previous century. Information technology turned out pretty cute!
I idea I would share how I did it and include the bloom pattern equally a complimentary download. Information technology would exist fun to see information technology cross stitched on a big mesomorphic knit or a t-shirt. I hope you try it!
Cross Stitched Blossom Pattern
- Cross Sew Flower Template
- Aurifil Cotton fiber Floss Thread (colors listed on pattern, or cull your own)
- Particular you programme to stitch on
- *Waste Canvas
- Pair of scissors
- Optional- lightweight fusible interfacing (it your knit needs extra stability, use this on the dorsum, apply before stitching)
- Embroidery Hoop
How to Make:
1- Find the center of your piece, I accept also indicated the center of the pattern with a dot. You’ll want to marshal everything from the eye commencement.
two- I placed the waste canvas on the front end of my shirt. Sometimes I know it is placed on the dorsum, only do whatever works for your slice. I was able to hoop the entire piece in my embroidery hoop to hold it and the knit below it together and secure. If y’all’re using a smaller slice of waste material canvas, just secure to the knit past stitching it downwards with large stitches at the corners (not where you lot will run up the blueprint). You will remove them later on.
3- Brainstorm stitching from the centre out, and become through both layers- the knit and the waste canvas. If yous’ve never used waste sail, information technology will help you lot make compatible cross stitches. (You will remove it when y’all are done.)
Stitching tip- e’er make the offset stitch of each cross become in the same direction. For example, since I learned as a teenager, I make my first sew of the X from bottom left to top right, the second/last sew is always bottom correct to height left. This creates a really prissy even sheen across the work when its washed.
iv- Keep stitching until the unabridged piece is done. This went fast! A couple of evenings and I was done!
5- When you lot’re washed, cutting away as much of the waste matter canvas every bit you can. From there, beginning to pull away what’s under the design, post-obit the package instructions.
And y’all are done!
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