Welcome to part 2 of our Learn How to Cross Stitch series! Now that you’ve gathered your supplies, you are ready to begin cross stitching. The first step in the cross stitching process is preparing your fabric for stitching by: finding the center of your fabric and putting the embroidery hoop on.
Cross stitch patterns are stitched by beginning in the center of the design and working your way outward. The patterns will have arrows on the side that point you to the center of the design, so you’ll have to find the center of your fabric in order to start stitching. Here are some tips on how to find the center of your fabric:
The next step for preparing your fabric is putting the embroidery hoop on. Using the embroidery hoop will help your fabric remain taught, which will help in keeping the tension of your stitches the same. Here’s how to secure the embroidery hoop:
Now that your fabric is prepared, you are ready to begin stitching! The next part in the series will show you how to do the first method of cross stitching, the English method. Click here to read that post and begin cross stitching!
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