Blog — how to cross stitch
Make your very own cross stitch mug cosy following 5 easy steps. Plus you can download the Coffee and Cake counted cross stitch pattern I used for this mug cosy for free! Just click to download it and start stitching today. Includes links to my other how to cross stitch tutorials for beginners.
In this video I show you how to thread your needle using a needle threader. These are a new addition to my kits after some feedback, so I hope they help. I have many more video tutorials on how to cross stitch but if you can't find what you are looking for please just get in touch!
In this video I show you how to stitch your Star Sign Cross Stich Kit.
1. Fabric The fabric used for cross stitch is usually aida or Evenweave/linen (these two come in the same counts but are made of different materials; Evenweave is cotton and modal and obviously linen is linen). These fabrics are perfect for cross stitch because they are weaved evenly, so that there are small squares with holes on each corner for you to make your "X" stitch over. They each come in different "counts" and the higher the count the smaller your stitches will be and so the smaller your overall design will be. The count is the amount of holes...