Constellation Cross-Stitch

I'm not the craftiest person I once was when I was a kid. This year I would really like to change that and I would love to share DIY posts more frequently. Today I have for you a very fun, simple, and an easy-going project that I'm sure tons of you are going to really enjoy. I had been wanting to give cross-stitch a try for a while. A couple of weekends ago, I made my way to the craft store to pick up some supplies and finally started on my very first design. For my first cross-stitch design, I wanted to give my Libra star constellation a try.

I'll be honest that it wasn't the easiest thing to do, it took a little bit of time, but it was a lot of fun. I made a few mistakes and had to go back to undo my work and start again. This is why I wanted to try a simple design first to get the hang of it. In the end, I'm very impressed with how it turned out. I did share a picture of the end result on my Instagram Stories and boy I had so many people sending me messages about it. Let's get into how I created my little "masterpiece".
Things you will need:
-Embroidery hoop
-Fabric
-Sewing needle
-Thread
Start off by cutting a large piece of fabric that will fit into your embroidery hoop. Once the fabric is in place I roughly cut off some of the excess fabric so it wouldn't get in the way while I'm stitching. Now get your needle and thread ready to begin. I cut a long piece of thread so that I wouldn't have to keep cutting more once I started.
By this point, you'd already know what you're planning on stitching and as I mentioned, in the beginning, I was going to create my constellation star, the Libra. This was a very simple design and I finished it in one day. I stopped once in a while to do some stuff but if I really stuck to it, it probably wouldn't take me any longer than forty-five minutes to complete it. I would recommend having a reference photo by your side. That is what I did and it was very useful having it close by where I could look down whenever I felt stuck.

 A lot of people also sketch out their design before starting. I was planning on doing this but I decided to free-hand it plus I didn't have the proper tools to sketch something out that later would easily be removed from the fabric.
Stitch, stitch, stitch!

Before I knew it I was all done. Again, this was a very simple design that made perfect for my first time doing this. In the beginning, it felt a bit more difficult but once I got the hang of things it becomes easier. I had to undo some of my stitching a few times which is ok to do. I had a lot of fun creating this and it even felt quite calming and relaxing. Since sharing my finished product on IG I have already accumulated a few commissions and this makes me so happy that so many of you really enjoyed this. I'm even considering possibly selling some of these in a variety of signs.
If you like posts like these please let me know. Is this something you'd like to purchase yourself?


Comments

  1. This is so cute, I love it! I've always wanted to try cross-stitching.
    I think you should really consider doing more they're lovely.

    Pepper | Peppermintheart

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    1. Thank you Imeda! I've wanted to try this for so long I'm happy I finally got around to it, I definitely want to try out some more designs.

      xo

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  2. Oh this is so cute

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    Ellie xx

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  3. I love this, it looks so cute and I'd totally put that in a frame! I really need to try cross stitch, it looks very therapeutic x

    Makeup Muddle

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    1. Yes! I totally agree, this was very therapeutic and lots of fun. I'd love to see what you'd come up with.

      xo

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  4. I too haven't really been doing as much DIY crafts as I'd like but I hope to change that too! This is actually such a cute creation xx

    My Lovelier Days

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