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« on: December 08, 2013 08:03:55 AM »

I am in some desperate need of help!  I have been cross stitching these Bucilla "tiny stockings" and I want to make them into the stockings, however, when I use the pattern that they give to me I lose a lot of the stitching that I did.

Here is my question:  Can anyone suggest another way to finish the stockings so that I do not lose all of my stitches?

The stockings are stitched on Aida, and they are suppose to be layered with cardboard, batting, and backed with felt.

This is an example of a few of them:



Please help I would really like to avoid putting these off any longer!

Thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013 08:06:27 AM »

What about making a bigger stocking and then stitching the cross stitched pieces to that. Kind of like a patchwork?

Great stitching, by the way!
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013 08:16:36 AM »

Thanks Kittykill!

I have only ever framed my cross stitches, never pieced them.  Would that work since they are stitched on aida?  how would I prevent the fraying and finish the edges?
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013 08:24:23 AM »

For fray edges, you could put clear nail polish around the edges or pick up some frey check to stop the edges from unraveling. http://www.joann.com/prym-dritz-fray-check-sealant/1052851.html


To attach the pieces to the stocking, you could do a simple stitch around the edge so it looks like it is sewn or, depending on the fabric, use some fusible hem tape and attach it that way.

The simple stitch around I was thinking, would be like this (only with cross stitch)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7528267@N02/9335315628/
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2013 08:38:40 AM »

Can you enlarge the stocking pattern they gave you, either by hand or with a copier, until it is the correct size to include all of your stitching. Then be sure to add a seam allowance before you cut the fabric. It sounds like you have  the instructions, but the pattern for the stocking is too small.  Do you understand how to put them together otherwise?
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2013 09:39:44 PM »

@craftsunderground I tried to adjust the pattern, but I just couldn't get it to work for me.  I think because it was so small.

@kittykill Thanks for the suggestions.  I went with my coupons and got some of the frey stop.  And after a few coats of it and some stitching my mini stockings are on their way to being done.  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2013 01:20:40 AM »

Very wonderful itsy bitsy stitchings Cheesy Very nice ornaments. Really cute and detailed. I like your colors. Glad you were able to work out the details.

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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2013 08:38:01 AM »

Oh my goodness! Those are adorable! Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2013 05:29:11 PM »

Thanks everyone!  I love how they came out.  I like them better this way!
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2013 08:09:41 PM »

Those are seriously cute. Smiley
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