Turn your stitching into a hanging!

By yvettecrossstit..., Fri, 2014-03-14 13:22
Turn your stitching into a hanging!

If you loved this pretty hanging featured in issue 191 of Cross Stitch Crazy, or would like to frame your finished stitching in a similar way, then follow the steps below to make one! 

1. Cut all around your finished stitching leaving a 1cm (½in) border.

2. Cut the fabric you'll be using to frame your stitching. You'll need:

  • Two long side pieces the same height as your stitching and 6cm wide
  • A top piece measuring the same width as your stitched piece plus 8cm (3¼in), and 9cm (3½in) high
  • A bottom piece measuring the same width as your stitched piece plus 8cm (3¼in), and 6cm (2¼in) high
  • A back piece the same height as your stitching plus 10cm (4in), and the same width as your stitching plus 13cm (5in)

3. With right sides facing, place the fabric side panels along the side edges of your stitching. Machine-stitch in place using a 1cm (½in) seam and press open. 

4. With right sides facing, place the top and bottom fabric panels along the top and bottom edges of your stitching. Stitch in place using a 1cm (½in) seam and press open.

5. Place the back fabric panel and the front piece of your hanging together with right sides facing. Stitch around the edges using a 1cm (½in) seam, leaving a 5cm (2in) gap at the top edge, then turn through to the right side and press. 

6. Slipstitch the gap neatly closed, then fold over a 3cm (1¼in) hem at the top of the your hanging towards the back, and pin in place. Carefully stitch along the length, 2.5cm (1in) down from the top edge of the fabric to create a gap for your dowel.

7. Thread the hanger through, or use a length of dowel with ribbon tied at each to hang.

If you missed this issue of Crazy and would like to stitch this beautiful birdcage design, click here to buy a copy 

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