Jessica from Cutesy Crafts is back with us today sharing a tutorial for a Rose Cross Stitch Burlap Bag. I didn’t even know you could cross stitch on burlap. Now I can’t wait to try this fun technique out myself!
Keep reading as she walks you through the steps of cross stitching on the burlap bag, and shares a free Cross Stitch Rose Pattern! If you like this project then you may also like this Floral Heart Embroidery Pattern.
I recently taught two of my children how to cross-stitch. It’s something I have enjoyed since I was a little girl, and I wanted to share that with them. Stitching with them got me hankering to do some cross-stitching of my own, so I created a pretty rose cross stitch pattern. As a fun twist, I decided to try my hand at cross-stitching on a burlap tote bag. Yes, you can cross-stitch on burlap! Of course, you don’t have to stitch this pattern on a burlap bag. You can use the pattern for anything you want.
Rose Cross Stitch Burlap Bag Tutorial:
To make this cross stitch rose bag, you’ll need:
- free rose cross stitch pattern download HERE
- burlap/jute tote bag – The one I used is about 12 x 12 inches.
- embroidery floss (DMC colors: 3712, 151, 3831, 320, and 501)
Cross Stitch Instructions:
When you print the pattern choose the option “fit” in the settings to make it bigger and easier to see. If you’ve never cross-stitched before, I recommend practicing on some Aida cloth and watching an instructional video first. Cross-stitching on burlap is going to be a little more difficult, so you’ll need to know what you’re doing. You have to try a little harder to see the “squares” that you will stitch on. In the photo below, you can see where I marked the four corners that will make each square. It will get easier as you go, I promise!
Stitch each row, left to right, making one side of the “X”. Turn around, and then coming back right to left, to finish the other side of the “X”. I tried to keep my hand out of the inside of the bag as much as possible by stitching with my needle like the photo below. Do whatever works best for you though. You’ll also want to keep the back of your stitches nice and tidy by stitching over the ends of your threads to secure them. Don’t tie any knots. You will be taking things in and out of the bag, and you don’t want any of your threads to get snagged.
When you’re done, it should look like this. I really love this bag! I plan on using it to tote my embroidery projects around when I’m out.
About the Maker:
Hi, I’m Jessica, and I blog at Cutesy Crafts. I’m a stay-at-home mom to four cute kids, and I love all things crafty! My blog is filled with all kinds of crafts, mostly for my kids and my home. I believe that handmade items are special because of the details and special touches that a machine can’t reproduce. For that reason, I’m also a big fan of hand embroidery. I hope I can inspire you to be creative!
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