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My grandmother says that cross stitch used to be one of the popular needlecrafts in her times and she's quite a cross-stitch expert! But I haven't seen much cross-stitch craftworks these days. I love doing cross stitch as it is one of my first craft works and of course my grandmother was and still is my mentor. I've been looking for antique, vintage cross stitch patterns for a long time and finally collected a number of patterns.

Anyways, I wanted to get started with a simple design so I decided to make a cross stitch purse. It didn't take much time to create the cross stitch pattern template and make the purse. The vintage look on the purse is really cute!

Check out this ible to find out how I made this purse :)

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Step 1: Materials Needed

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To make this cross-stitch purse you'll need:

  1. Aida fabric,
  2. Lining fabric,
  3. Tapestry needle,
  4. Embroidery thread (shaded),
  5. Big wooden button,
  6. Scissor.

Step 2: Cross-stitch pattern template

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I tried to create a simple cross stitch rose pattern. I've also added some leaves and small flowers.

You can find more cross stitch patterns for rose online or come up with your own pattern.

Step 3: Getting Started

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Select a starting point for your cross stitch, it's better to start from the middle of a design when you're doing cross stitch. If you don't know much about cross stitch you can take help from the 3rd step of this ible.

I started from the center of the rose, used black embroidery thread.

Then I used shaded embroidery thread to cross stitch the rose.

Use the dark part of the shaded embroidery thread to cross stitch around the black center.

After doing the first round of cross stitch around the center use the lighter part of the thread to do the second round of cross stitch.

You'll have to adjust the shade with the pattern.

Step 4: 3rd and 4th round

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The shades will make the rose look nicer.

If you use the dark shade for one round then you'll have to use the lighter shade for the next round.

I did 4 rounds to complete the center of the rose.

That. Is. Beautiful.

abdula18 months ago

nice work, i like it :)

lindarose9211 months ago

Congratulations for being a finalist Muhaiminah!! :D

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  lindarose9211 months ago

Thanks Linda! congrats to you as well :)

Sorry to see you won runner up too :( Honestly, this is the second time this year that I don't agree with the results AT ALL, it hardly happened before. Oh well...

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  lindarose9210 months ago

It's ok, yet it is a little sad...

jessyho86201310 months ago
nice work friend
shazni11 months ago

Congrats on making the finalist!

jinnyccc11 months ago

You are amazing ,love you so much

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  jinnyccc11 months ago

Ohww... that's so sweet of you! Thanks!

Congrats ,im glad you won!

tominjose11 months ago

WoW ,good luck!

sunshiine12 months ago

Amazing work. I love every detail. Thanks so much for sharing and do have a great week.


Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  sunshiine12 months ago

Thanks you so much sunshiine! it means a lot coming from you :)

786Ayesha1 year ago

I have fallen in love with your cross stich.I love sewing,embroidery or any thing to do with Machine.I just don't have enough time to start on cross stich.

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  786Ayesha1 year ago

Ohwww (blush!) Thank you Ayesha! It means a lot, really. You can get started with a simple design, it won't take much time :)

omg so cute!!! i can just see a pair of shoes with the flowers and the pretty border, but i can't sew! drool!!!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  blissful20151 year ago

Thanks Blissful!cute idea! I'm sure you can do it, give it a try :)

Abigail021 year ago
That is very beautiful!!!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Abigail021 year ago

Thanks you very much Abigail!

This is so beautiful and definitely vintage. My grandma used to do cross stitch and I know it's becoming a lost art.
So proud of you that you made something so beautiful and useful!

Thanks so much! Exactly, I feel the same about cross stitch.

I'm very glad to know you like the purse :)

So very pretty!!

Thanks Emily!

So cute! You are so good at cross stitching! :)

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  lindarose921 year ago

Ohw... (blush) thanks Linda!