Add a DIY Cross Stitch design to a shirt or sweater! An easy DIY craft tutorial idea with a modern cross stitching pattern included!
Have you noticed that Cross Stitching is coming back? I used to Cross Stitch a lot when I was younger, but I hadn’t in ages. That is until I got the idea for this super cute Cross Stitch Sweater.
Supplies Used to Make a Cross Stitched Sweater
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How to Make a Cross Stitch Sweater
I dug into all of my old Cross Stitch supplies and found some Tear Away Waste Canvas and 3 colors that would go well together. I love it when I already have everything in my stash that I need.
The pattern for the Arrows I got from Storypiece. She has a link for a free download.
The first step is to pin the waste canvas to the front of the sweater. I wanted to make sure that it was secure and wouldn’t move around so I used a lot of safety pins. Be very careful not to snag the sweater.
Then begin stitching. I wanted the X’s to be bigger than the canvas, so my X’s actually covered 4 holes on the canvas. I like to stitch in rows, so this is the first line of stitches in the first row.
Then I went back with the other stitch, making the X.
Here is the first Arrow, it already looks so cool!
The middle arrow I changed directions from the pattern, so they didn’t all face the same direction.
The last step takes a little bit of patience. The waste canvas comes apart pretty easily, it just takes time. It helps to get the canvas wet and it comes apart even easier. To remove the waste canvas, pull one string out at a time. I found it easier to carefully cut between the arrows and only work on one arrow at a time.
Yay, it is all Done! Only a little wet. So I let it dry overnight.
The next day it was all ready to wear!
I have gotten so many compliments on my Cross Stitch Sweater! I absolutely love how it turned out!
What Cross Stitch Pattern would you sew on the front of your sweater? Share and leave a comment below!
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