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Cherries Cross Stitch Recipe Book Cover
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Create a lovely recipe book cover adorned with a cherries cross-stitch motif, made with the help of a chart from DMC Threads. You can admire your cross stitch work every time you open the book for a recipe.
How to prepare the cross-stitch motif
How to make the application
How to mount the application
Cut the Aida fabric 1 cm from the basting all around the shape obtained.
How to prepare the front of the cover. Part A
Cut a rectangle measuring 25 cm x 29 cm out of the gingham.
How to apply the cross-stitch motif
Position your fabric by aligning the lines previously basted 8 and 2 cm from the right edge.
How to prepare the back of the cover. Part B
Cut a rectangle measuring 31 cm x 29 cm out of the maroon ottoman fabric.
How to assemble parts A and B
Place part B by aligning the two basted lines towards the right, then place part A on the back, making sure that the cross-stitch motif is facing the front when opening the cover. The basted lines 1 cm from the edge must be placed one over the other because this is the seam line for assembling the cover. Pin and machine stitch a seam 1 cm from the edge. (diagram on the left). Flatten the seam at the back with an iron (diagram on the right ).
How to apply the fusible fabric
Work on the back.
How to make the hems on the edges
Work on the back. On the margins left on the top and bottom, sew a double hem of 1.3 cm, pin and machine stitch all along (see diagram on the left).
How to make the side flaps
Work on the back.
How to finish the side flaps
Fix each flap at the top and bottom with a straight machine-stitched seam 3 mm from the edge (see diagram ).
How to finish the cover
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