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Cross-Stitch Flag Pin

By  Ursula Michael 

Stiffening stitching cloth is a great way to turn a simple design into a sturdy wearable. Don't be without a handmade sign of your American pride this Memorial Day!

  • Cross-Stitch Flag Pin
  • Closeup View

Materials

  • White 14-count Aida cloth, 4”x5”
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss
  • Bar pin, 1” long

Tools

  • Iron, pressing cloth, and pressing surface
  • Beacon Adhesives Sparkling Stiffen Stuff Spray Fabric Stiffener
  • Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler

Stitch Types

Cross-stitch: 2 strands

Pattern - Cross-Stitch Flag Pin

  • Size / Stitch Count
  • 1. Approximate size is 2-3/4"x1-3/4"; Stitch Count: 38 W x 24 H
  • Pin
  • 1. To find center, fold cloth in half and in half again opposite way. Mark center with contrasting thread. Print chart and key. Use two strands of floss to cross-stitch design. Press from back through pressing cloth.
  • 2. Trim fabric to 1/2" from stitched area. Spray front and back with stiffener; let dry. Trim fabric to 1/8" from stitched area.
  • 3. Adhere pin to back.

Key