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We asked friend and Hero Images photographer Leah Brandt to create this adorable cross-stitched iPhone case just in time for Halloween.
What you'll need: Your favorite cross-stitch pattern (E.T. pattern here). All the appropriate floss indicated in pattern. A sharp pair of...
To start, cut a length of floss about 12" long. The floss is made up of six strands, so pull a single strand out of the length. Bend the floss in half...
Find the center of the iPhone case and feed the needle through the hole (starting from the back side of the case).
Make your first stitch.
Flip the case over and pull the floss until it’s almost all the way through, then feed the needle through the loop to tie off the strand.
Pull it tight. This process eliminates the need for making knots in the floss and keeps the back of the stitches nice and neat.
Follow the pattern by making overlapping “X” stitches with the floss as indicated in the pattern’s legend:
Once you come close to the end of the strand, on the back side of the case, thread the remaining floss through what you’ve already stitched to finish ...
Continue following the pattern making the overlapping “X” stitches.
Once you’ve completed the pattern, you’re ready to start the finishing stitches (i.e. backstitches and French knots). These are done with a single str...
Once these finishing stitches are complete, you’re all done.
You can buy a Cross-Stitch Kit at Fairgoods for iPhone 4 or iPhone 5.
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