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How To Do The Cross Stitch Alphabet

How To Do The Cross Stitch Alphabet

Ever wondered how to sew elegant and creative cross-stitch lettering? This short VideoJug tutorial will get you started with all the right tools.

Hi, my name is Aliza from Seam So Easy, www.seamssoeasy.com.

I have been sewing for 15 years and today I am going to show you some techniques. Today, I am going to show you how to do letters in cross stitch. There are various ways of doing this, and what you have to do is get a pattern.

Otherwise if you are experienced, you can do it freehand. This is a pattern with a holly leaf as a decoration. You will find that you start in the middle.

Fold the fabric in two, fold the fabric in two like that, and in two again. You start in the middle. So when you start in the middle, you start about there, and work your way to the left or to the right.

Keep counting the squares, and do the entire length of the side of the A. Come to the top and do that little bit there. When you go there, don't do the one at the bottom because you can miscount, so you do the green leaf, the holly leaf first, then you do the other side of the A.

There are various methods, that is the decorative one. I have one here which is a square A, the same A without a holly leaf. This A is a square A, and you do the others like that.

It is a simpler one. If you want to do B, you just go up straight, then come that way, one diagonal, two down, and into the middle here. But again, you will have a pattern.

Here, I have a much different one and R with the rolls in the middle. Again, there are patterns and you start at the middle. Always start in the middle, then you won't go wrong. .