Cute as a Button Baby Samplers

By  Alice Okon  for  The DMC Corp.

Stitch this simple birth announcement on pretty checked fabric with colorful buttons on the border.

  • Cute as a Button Baby Samplers
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  • DMC 14-count Impressions Aida: Rose or Blue
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss
  • Buttons, 5/8”, eight: pink or blue
  • Black frame, 9”x11”


  • DMC tools: Embroidery Scissors; Embroidery Needle, size 10

Basic Supplies

  • scissors

Stitch Types

Cross-stitch: 2 strands
Backstitch: 1 strand

Pattern - Cute as a Button Baby Samplers

  • Size / Stitch Count
  • 1. Size of stitched area: 6"x7-3/4"; size of finished design: 9"x11"; stitch count: 85 w x 110 h
  • Samplers
  • 1. Print cross-stitch chart and key.
  • 2. Cross-stitch design centered on fabric.
  • 3. Backstitch leaves with one strand DMC 905 Parrot Green-DK, all lettering except "and" DMC 645 Beaver Gray-VY DK, and "and" DMC 535 Ash Gray-VY LT. Secure and clip loose threads on back of design.
  • 4. Attach pink buttons as indicated on chart using six strands DMC 3706 Melon-MD or blue buttons using six strands DMC 959 Sea Green-MD. Knot and clip ends.
  • 5. Frame as desired.
  • Tip
  • 1. Substitute round buttons with coordinating pink and blue flower buttons.