Tutorials

How to Make a Scissor Fob

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How to Make a Scissor Fob

Learn how to make a Cross Stitch Scissor Fob in this easy to follow video.  (A scissor fob is a decoration that hangs on your scissors)     We are making simple and easy cross stitch tutorials for beginners and intermediate stitchers. Please subscribe to our new YouTube channel and stay tuned for more great videos!      

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How to Make an Easy Ribbon Bow

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How to Make an Easy Ribbon Bow

  Learn how to make and easy DIY ribbon bow in our video below.  You will need just a few supplies: a roll of 5/8" craft ribbon, sharp scissors, a lighter (to stop the ribbon edges from fraying), and a hot glue gun.  Have fun!  

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How to Finish your Needlework in an Embroidery Hoop in 5 easy steps

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How to Finish your Needlework in an Embroidery Hoop in 5 easy steps

We are excited to present our first Cross Stitch Tutorial on YouTube! We are making simple and easy cross stitch tutorials for beginners and intermediate stitchers. Please subscribe to our new YouTube channel and stay tuned!

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How to Make a Cross Stitch Needle book

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How to Make a Cross Stitch Needle book

This cross stitch tutorial will show you how to finish a simple and beautiful cross stitch needle book or needle case. The finished dimensions of this needle case are 3″ x 4″ when using 14-count aida cloth, but you can adjust the sizing up or down by changing the thread count or using a different fabric (linen, or another evenweave, perhaps?). Experiment and have fun with it! Material List: Your finished designs (you can find the needle book used in the tutorial here) 14-count Aida Cloth (or Linen, if you prefer) Embroidery Needle Embroidery Floss iron-on interfacing steam iron Felt ...

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How to Make a Biscornu

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How to Make a Biscornu

  Step 1  Complete all stitching on the front and back of the biscornu, both sides must be the same size (ie 59  by 59  stitches or 75 stitches by 75  stitches). Step 2 Count 2-4 rows from all 4 edges of your finished piece, and backstitch a border around the design. Stitch the same backstitch border on the back piece of you biscornu. This creates your sewing edge for assembling the biscornu. Step 3 Cut both pieces leaving approximately 1/2" of fabric from the backstitched sewing line on all sides. Fold back all the edges along the sewing line,...

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