If you are a beginner stitcher prefer to use Aida cloth. Its weave forms clearly distinctive squares in the fabric, which eases the placing of stitches.
Another option is using waste canvas. It forms a grid for stitching which can be easily removed later.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 76 x 83 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 5.4 x 5.9 inches or 138 x 151 mm
Suggested Material Size: 11.3 x 11.8 inches or 288 x 301 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
To begin, work a narrow hem or overlock stitch around your fabric to prevent fraying of the edges. Fold the fabric in half, then half again, finger press lightly. Run a basting stitch along each fold line to mark the center of the fabric. (These will be removed when stitching is finished.)
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