Hi everyone! I can’t really tell you how excited and honored I am to be here amongst this years amazing Sewing Rabbit Team. I’ve been obsessing with this idea I’m sharing with you today since the end of December. I’ve first used it on a project I’ll share over at La Folie soon, and I’m really hoping that you love it as much as I do.
There is something on the accuracy of cross-stitching that has appealed to me since I was little, though I’ve only tried it when my first nephew was born, almost 13 years ago – OMG time does fly! Since then, I only made a few simple (sometimes not so simple) projects on muslin squares. But I always knew cross-stitch had lots of potential, ha!! Last year my friend and fabulous team colleague Tasha released some pretty cute cross-stitch patterns that immediately caught my eye, and they where certainly on my brain when I thought of this Cross-Stitch Peter Pan Collar. Hope you enjoy this little DIY and give cross-stitching a try, because it can be super cool!!
Cross Stitch Peter Pan Collar DIY.
BEFORE YOU START:
For this project you must select a round neckline sewing pattern that has a fully lined bodice or that finishes the seams with neckline facings. When using a pattern with facings I recommend that you fuse a piece of lightweight interfacing to the back of your collar, as soon as you finish removing the waste canvas, so that your stitches stay in place.
- Waste Canvas
- Sharp Needle
- Embroidery Floss
- Basic Sewing Supplies
*Please note – you can easily do this technique on a rounded neck shirt that you already own! Simply trace around the neckline for your collar pattern piece as in Step 2, and follow the remaining steps in the tutorial attaching the cross stitch collar directly onto your shirt.
Now pat yourself on the back – because you are finished!!!
- Pattern: Look C of Japanese sewing book A Sunny Spot
- Fabric: Michael Miller’s Cotton Couture in turquoise
- Back Closure: Turquoise Kam Snaps
- Cross-Stitching Floss: DMC E3821 – I’m only using one tread out of personal preference when working with the metallic floss but you should use what feels right to you.
Before you go; I thought it would be fun to leave you a little introduction to cross-stitching. Just in case you never tried it.
CROSS-STITCH BASICS – Full Stitch
CROSS-STITCH BASICS – 3/4 Stitch
My mind is full of ideas on how to use cross-stitching in clothes, like a chest pocket or shoulder stripes, there are so many options!!!
I truly hope you liked this idea and are excited to give it a try. I’m not going to lie, this is time consuming; but you’ll be super proud when you finish. And the best part is you can do this while watching your favorite TV show curled up on the sofa…
Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope to see you next time.