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Cross Stitch Style Tutorial

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Here’s a tutorial to go with a cross stitch box from Cross Stitch Style by 3birds Design. Products used in this review were provided by Pulsar.

Cross Stitch Style by 3 Birds Design review and tutorial from Jessie At HomePin

Hello all! Today I have a Cross Stitch Tutorial for you! Here is what you will need:
Cross Stitch Box from Cross Stitch Style by 3birds Design, found at Joanne Fabrics and Hobby Lobby
Cross Stitch Needle (I used size 22)
Embroidery Floss in 5 colors (I used Kreinik metallics)
Paint for box (I used Folk Art Color Shift)
Sponge paint brush.

Cross stitch ready to paintPin

First, paint the outside of the box. I find a sponge brush to be the best for this. Try not to get paint in the holes, but if you do, you can clean them out with a toothpick.

Cross Stitch PaintedPin

Once it’s dry, you’re ready to make your design. The box comes with some designs you can use, or you can create your own, or you can use mine, below.Cross Stitch PatternPin

Remember, when you are making your cross stitches, always make the first stitches going the same way. So if your first stitches go from top left to bottom right, they should always go from top left to bottom right. Be careful as you move your lid around as it will change the direction of your stitches. Make sure those first stitches are always the same. This will give you a more professional look.

Cross Stitch StartedPin

If you want you can make a paper or felt liner for inside the lid, but it’s really just fine without one.

Cross Stitch DonePin

I really like the way the metallic thread looks! I know it’s just a simple geometric design, but sometimes simple is nice.

Fun with Cross StitchPin

Cross Stitch Style by 3birds Design has quite a few fun cross stitch bases. Here you can see just a few of them. Check out your local Joann Fabrics or Hobby Lobby to see what’s available to you!

Cross Stitch CardPin

I also made one of the cards. This was one of the designs that came with the cards. I really like it, there are 3 circles and 3 hearts, 1 each in white, tan, and black.

I love the cross stitch bases by Cross Stitch Style by 3birds Design. They are good quality and come with nice designs for those who do not want to design their own cross stitch. I certainly recommend checking them out for yourselves! You can find them on Facebook at 3 Birds Design, on Twitter @3birdstweet and on Instagram at 3birdsdesign.

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