When life gives you time, make giant tapestries! We’ve been home now for a few months due to COVID social distancing, so I figured it was a great time to start a cross stitch project the size of a 12-year-old. 🙂
I made this amazing Alice in Wonderland silhouette cross stitch pattern the other day and I wanted it BIG. It’s 32×45.29 inches, on a 14 count fabric! It only uses one color though, so it shouldn’t be too bad, right? …….. Right? I’m going to use 3 strands of black DMC 310 throughout so it’s a thicker weave.
Here’s a video I made of me putting the 36 page chart together:
Here’s a picture of my 3-year-old next to the pieced together pattern. It’s 100% bananas.
It all begins with one stitch:
Here’s a picture of me stitching on a 59 inch Aida cloth. It definitely takes a little bit to get used to:
Week one done, and feeling good:
I’m excited about the process and I hope you’ll join me on my journey! Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebookfor weekly photo updates, and let me know what you think of this project! Here’s a link to the chart, if you’d like to stitch it along with me, too!
Thanks so much for crafting with me, and happy stitching! xoxo
I thought you might enjoy a cross stitch project you can easily begin on without having to go to the store for lots of DMC colors. This freebie pattern uses only 1-2 colors (depending on whether or not you choose to stitch the background).
Hi friends! We’re all quarantined in this together, so I thought I’d do my part by making a fun freebie x-stitch pattern for you. Hope this serves as an enjoyable distraction. Click the link below for the PDF pattern.
Ever wonder how to begin what may appear to be a daunting journey? Well, look no further, my friend! Bella Stitchery is here to the rescue!
Rest assured, it’s actually not that difficult once you get started. I just posted a YouTube video all about how to read and begin a cross stitch chart, along with some background information on Aida cloth and needle sizing.
In the video, I promised to provide you with the “Meh.” pattern free if you’d like to practice your newly acquired knowledge. Well, here you go. Just open, print or save, and start stitching today!
Happy Friday! Every week I post a free pattern download. They’re available for 24 hours. After that, you can find them in my Etsy and eBay shops.
New York City has the most famous skyline in the world. When one of my Facebook followers recommended a city/skyline pattern for this week’s Friday Freebie, I knew just what to make. Hope you have as much fun stitching this one as I did making it.
This piece will be about 11.25 x 17.25 inches, based on an 18 count fabric (308×204 stitches). The chart also includes a list of the DMC floss needed for the project.
“I want a Red Ryder carbine action two-hundred shot range model air rifle. Oooooooh!”
“No, you’ll shoot your eye out.”
Happy Friday! Thanks so much for stopping by! Each Friday, I post a free pattern download. These are available for 24 hours. After that, you can find them in my Etsy or eBay shop.
Today’s gift is very special indeed! The leg lamp from A Christmas Story is one of the biggest pop culture icons of the season. This fabulous tapestry will be a conversation starter for everyone who enters your home! It would also make an amazing gift for someone!
This piece is 196×440 stitches, or approximately 11×24.5 inches on an 18 count fabric.
Enjoy, and happy stitching!
Missed this freebie? No worries! You can order a copy of it on Etsy here!