When doing the cross stiches on garments the waste canvas is used.
Baste the waste canvas onto the right side of the regular fabric. Work the cross stitches through both layers of fabric. When all the stitching is done, the waste canvas is cut away around the design. Soak the design in water. This will disolve the starch that holds the threads of the waste canvas together. What is left of the waste canvas can then be pulled out from under the stitches, one thread at a time, with a pair of tweezers.
Material Type: Aida Generic White Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm Design Size: 22 x 23 stitches Sewn Design Size: 1.6 x 1.6 inches or 40 x 42 mm Suggested Material Size: 7.5 x 7.5 inches or 190 x 192 mm Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
In cross-stitching correct tension is important. Having too strong or too loose of a tension can totally destroy the impression of your project. The threads should be flat against the fabric you are using, but not too tight, so that they are actually pulling the fabric in any way.
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