How do I reduce the size of a cross stitch pattern?
How to Scale Down a Cross Stitch Pattern?
- Take the number of stitches across, then divide it by a larger-count fabric’s thread count.
- Then, count the number of stitches down and divide it by the fabric’s thread count.
How much fabric do I need to leave cross stitch?
All kits that I have ever purchased over many years only include a 2 inch border of fabric. As we all know, the rule of thumb for framing and finishing is 3+ inches at least.
How many threads should I cross stitch with?
Cross stitch is generally worked using two strands of stranded cotton when working on 14-count and 16-count Aida. It is perfectly acceptable to mix the number of threads used within the same project. You might want to alter the texture of the finished piece by working in one, two and even three strands.
Can you make a living designing cross stitch patterns?
There is no reason why you can’t turn your cross stitch hobby into a successful business. Whether you opt to provide customized cross stitch services or teach others how to get involved in the craft, launching your own cross stitch business can help you earn money while doing something you love.