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How to create a custom cross-stitch sweater

Cross stitch you own design onto any shirt or sweater! And it is super easy too!

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Start by laying out your sweater or shirt onto a flat surface

Start by laying out your sweater or shirt onto a flat surface

Then take a print out of your grid design (here I used a heart) and safety pin it down.

Then take a print out of your grid design (here I used a heart) and safety pin it down.

Then begin cross stitching the design through the paper using it as a guide.

Then begin cross stitching the design through the paper using it as a guide.

I doubled the floss to make a thicker 'X' but single thickness will work, too.

I doubled the floss to make a thicker 'X' but single thickness will work, too.

Just keep going until you finish the entire pattern.

Just keep going until you finish the entire pattern.

Once the pattern is complete, use a spray bottle to wet the sheet of paper with water (optional). The wet paper is easier to remove out from the stitches but it makes a bit more of a mess.

Once the pattern is complete, use a spray bottle to wet the sheet of paper with water (optional). The wet paper is easier to remove out from the stitches but it makes a bit more of a mess.

This is the finished design.

This is the finished design.

And here's how it looks on!

  • 1.0 solid sweater or shirt
  • 2.0 embroidery floss
  • 1.0 large needle
  • 1.0 spray bottle