If you have never tried cross stitch, it’s time to start! This motif is stitched on Aïda, so it is really simple.
There is no need to count the strands as with linen embroidery fabric: the squares are easy to identify with very visible holes.
- a pair of Biesles scissors,
- a pattern chart,
- 2 Retors du Nord cards 2026 and 2876,
- a 12cm wooden embroidery hoop,
- a booklet of embroidery needles,
- sky blue Aida fabric,
- Sajou cotton fabric,
- fusible interfacing,
- a piece of boiled wool,
- a Sajou Créé par moi label.
Make sure that you embroider the motif on the right side of the fabric, keeping in mind that you will be mounting the embroidery in booklet form.
Fold the Aida in half, mark the fold with your fingernail. Unfold and find the centre of the part to embroider.
Put the embroidery hoop in place and start the embroidery by the centre of the motif, indicated by a red cross on the pattern chart.
Once you have finished the embroidery, cut the Aida fabric to obtain a rectangle measuring 30.5cm x 15cm.
Cut the Sajou fabrics to the same dimensions.
Cut the interfacing into a rectangle measuring 25.5cm x 13cm.
Iron the interfacing onto the wrong side of the Sajou fabric, leaving 1cm all around the edges.
Place the embroidered fabric and Sajou fabric right sides together.
Stitch all around as close to the interfacing as possible, leaving an opening of about 5cm on the bottom.
Pink the corners, turn inside out and close the opening with small invisible stitches.
Place the boiled wool on the inside of the booklet and stitch into place.
It’s finished! All you need to do now is to put in your pins and needles!
See our video how to sew on Aïda fabric.