Generally once I’m searching for issues to write down about I’ll sort one thing imprecise into Pinterest (like, say “cross sew”) and simply see what comes up. Generally will probably be patterns, typically instructional posts, however there’s normally one thing fascinating that provides me an thought of one thing to write down about.
That’s the place the publish about cross stitching a QR code got here from, by the way in which.
Anyway, I used to be doing that just lately and I got here throughout this publish from Skip to My Lou about cross stitched letters to make use of as dwelling decor.
Tremendous cute, proper?
The one drawback is, the publish is from 2018 and I can’t discover that that exact product exists anymore.
Nevertheless it did get me considering. It appears like the bottom letter is picket, and he or she talks about it having pre-drilled holes to make the stitches. However I’m wondering for those who couldn’t do the identical form of factor with paperboard or heavy posterboard.
You could possibly simply minimize out the letters, then determine the place your holes have to go to have the ability to make sufficient holes so you may cross sew on it (for instance you want not less than three holes per row as a way to make two stitches, as you may see within the picture) and evenly house them throughout the letter.
Then you should use one thing sharp to poke holes the place you’ve marked. Relying on the thickness of your base letter you could possibly probably do that with a pointy stitching needle, or you could possibly strive a knitting needle, or very rigorously use a craft knife to poke small holes.
It is a nice setup for a primary children’ cross sew mission, as a result of they will sew with yarn and an enormous plastic needle (in fact be certain the needle will match by the opening you’ve made with yarn on it) and simply give attention to making the x form.
Should you give this a strive I’d love to listen to the way it works! Or if you recognize of a supply for picket letters with drilled holes, tell us.
[Photo: Skip to My Lou]