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:
- Aida fabric,
- Lining fabric,
- Tapestry needle,
- Embroidery thread (shaded),
- Big wooden button,
Step 2: Cross-stitch pattern template
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
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
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.