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 :)

Step 1: Materials Needed

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.
<p>That. Is. Beautiful.</p>
<p>nice work, i like it :)</p>
<p>Congratulations for being a finalist Muhaiminah!! :D</p>
<p>Thanks Linda! congrats to you as well :)</p>
<p>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...</p>
<p>It's ok, yet it is a little sad...</p>
nice work friend
<p>Congrats on making the finalist!</p>
<p>You are amazing ,love you so much </p>
<p>Ohww... that's so sweet of you! Thanks!</p>
<p>Congrats ,im glad you won!</p>
<p>WoW ,good luck!</p>
<p>Amazing work. I love every detail. Thanks so much for sharing and do have a great week.</p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>Thanks you so much sunshiine! it means a lot coming from you :)</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>Ohwww (blush!) Thank you Ayesha! It means a lot, really. You can get started with a simple design, it won't take much time :)</p>
<p>omg so cute!!! i can just see a pair of shoes with the flowers and the pretty border, but i can't sew! drool!!!</p>
<p>Thanks Blissful!cute idea! I'm sure you can do it, give it a try :)</p>
That is very beautiful!!!
<p>Thanks you very much Abigail!</p>
This is so beautiful and definitely vintage. My grandma used to do cross stitch and I know it's becoming a lost art. <br>So proud of you that you made something so beautiful and useful!
<p>Thanks so much! Exactly, I feel the same about cross stitch. </p><p>I'm very glad to know you like the purse :)</p>
<p>So very pretty!! </p>
<p>Thanks Emily!</p>
<p>So cute! You are so good at cross stitching! :)</p>
<p>Ohw... (blush) thanks Linda! </p>

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Bio: Hey, I'm Muhaiminah! A crazy craft addict! Obsessed with swirls, beautiful colors and shapes (especially triangles!) ..... and Instructables is pretty much my second home ... More »
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