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If you are looking for information on how to finish your stitched pieces, check out these  great tutorials. Our designers have put together some fine step-by-step instructions for making bookmarks, biscornus and all kinds of ornemental finishes that will make your cross stitching look fabulous!

Biscornus

How to make a biscornu with contrasting fabric - By Tam's Creations>> How to make a biscornu (whip stitch method)
By Barbara Ana Designs

View and print out detailed, step by step photos and instructions for making a biscornu

>> How to make a biscornu - with contrasting material
By Tam's creations
Alternative method for making a biscornu with fabric for the back.
View and print out tutorial.

>> see all our biscornu patterns

Easy Mount Mini Bag tutorialEasy Mount Mini Bag

 

>> Tutorial: how to make a mini bag

A Creative Poppy tutorial with a design by Perrette Samouiloff. There is virtually no sewing involved when you assemble this cute little minibag. It is entirely mounted using the biscornu method, a fool-proof method that will ensure your bag is exactly the right shape.

 

Stitch the Motifs for Spring Ornaments with this tutorial. 


square cross stitch ornaments with ribbon tassels free tutorialSquare ornaments with ribbon tassels

 

>> Tutorial: how to make square ornaments

A Creative Poppy tutorial with a design by Perrette Samouiloff. This shows you how to make lovely square ornaments out of square pieces. It also includes an extra easy method for making ribbon tassels to hang from your ornaments. .

 

Stitch the 8 Motifs for Christmas Ornaments or More Motifs for Christmas ornaments with this tutorial. 


How to make a humbug - By Faby Reilly

Humbug

>> How to make a humbug
By Faby Reilly
Step by step instructions. View and print out humbug tutorial.

>> See all our humbug patterns

 

 


Making Miniature Tassels - A Creative Poppy Tutorial

Miniature tassels


>> Making Miniature Tassels - A Creative Poppy Tutorial
the "One-minute Mini Tassel" , step by step with photos

 

 

 

 


Tutorial: Two ways to put together a Bookmark - By Faby Reilly

Bookmarks

>> Tutorial: Two ways to put together a Bookmark - By Faby Reilly
Faby Reilly offers advice on how to finish a Bookmark, using either a ribbon and interface or a piece of felt. Compare the 2 methods and select the one that will work best with your stitching!

>> see all bookmark patterns

 


Scissor casehow to make a scissor case, step by step, by Marie-Anne Réthoret-Mélin

>> How to make a scissor case, step by step.
By Marie-Anne Réthoret-Mélin.
A beautifully finished case, complete with inner lining. The trick is to limit the amount of fabric that can be quite thick near the tip of the case. Marie-Anne Réthoret-Mélin takes us through each stage of the process. The case is entirely assembled using the whipstitch method, using the backstitch line as a guide. 

>> see all scissor case patterns
Tutorial: how to make a keyring by Faby Reilly

Key ring - Key Fob

>> Tutorial: how to make a keyring
By Faby Reilly
A cute hexagonal shaped key fob. In additional, the keyring included a special slot for inserting your coins. Very useful when you go shopping.

Patterns adapted for this shape:

>> Poppy Bookmark and Key fob

>> Love Bookmark and Keyring

>> Plum orchid bookmark and fob



Tutorial: How to make a needlebookNeedlebook

>> Tutorial: How to make a needlebook
By Faby Reilly - La Fée rie
It's all in the detail! 
Faby Reilly provides plenty of tips and instructions for making a very refined needlecase.
 
>> see all
needlecase patterns

Tutorial: how to make a round pinkeep

Round pinkeep

 

>> Tutorial: how to make a round pinkeep

By Agnès Delage-Calvet

It can be a bit tricky to mount your stitched piece into a circle. Follow these instuctions to make a round pinkeep (applies also for the cover of a round box).

 

Stitch the round pinkeep with white lace with this tutorial. 



Tutorial: how to make an ort-bag

Ort-bag

>> Tutorial: how to make an ort-bag
By Faby Reilly - La Fée rie
Dispose of little bits and ends of floss as you stitch with this pretty and convenient ort-bag that will also hold your scissors handy.


This tutorial is illustrated with Lavender Bouquet Ort-bag pattern

 


Tutorial: how to make a pursePurse (with flap and lining)

 

>> Tutorial: how to make a purse

By Faby Reilly. Instructions for making a purse with separate sides and a large flap in front. 

 

Purse shaped pattern:

>> Halloween purse


Octagon Pouch
Octagon Pouch Tutorial
>> Octagon Pouch Tutorial
By Faby Reilly - La Fée rie 
How to make a round pouch with 4 octagon shaped stitched sides and a stitched base.

Octagon pouch shaped patterns:
>> "Love" Bridesmaid pouch
>> Lavender Bouquet Pouch

 
How to assemble a star-shaped hanging ornament

Star-shape tutorial

>> How to assemble a star-shaped hanging ornament
By Faby Reilly - La Fée rie

Star shaped patterns:

>> Xmas star pattern

>> Frosty star pattern
 


How to make a Pendeloque


Pendeloque (pear-shaped ornament)

>> How to make a Pendeloque
By Faby Reilly - La Fée rie
 

Pendeloque shaped patterns:

>> Frosty Pendeloque pattern

>> Chrismas pendeloque pattern


How to make a heart shaped ornament Heart shape tutorial

>> How to make a heart shaped ornament
By Faby Reilly - la Fée Rie

Create the perfect heart-shaped mini-cushion.

This pattern was initially designed for the Sweet Roses Heart and Sweet roses Sampler patterns.
 

Tutorial: how to make an Easter egg ornamentEaster egg ornament

 

>> Tutorial: how to make an Easter egg ornament

By Agnès Delage-Calvet

Follow these instuctions to make a dimensional Easter Egg and finish the sides with ribbon.

 

Stitch the Little Easter bunnies ornaments with this tutorial. 

 


How to make a cornflower button using Fimo pasteCustomized flower-shape button

>> How to make a cornflower button
By Faby Reilly - La Fée rie

Make your own matching button (using Fimo paste) for the center of a biscornu: Learn how to mix colors, shape and finish a button. Faby Reilly's tutorial is especially designed to complement  the exquisite Cornflower biscornu cross stitch pattern she designed but can easily be adapted for other charts such as her Poppy Biscornu pattern.

More finishing ideas:

This is where stitchers share their own ideas for their finished pieces. Come and check out all the creative ideas for finishing your projects and don't hesitate to send us you own!stitchers share their own ideas for their finished pieces



>> see more creative ideas for finishing your projects



Three quarter cross stitchthree quarter cross stitch

>> Three quarter cross stitch tutorial
A tutorial by Creative Poppy, illustrated with a pattern by Perrette Samouiloff.
How to identify a three-quarter cross stitch in a chart and its direction. How to stitch it on Aida, on linen or evenweave. Close up photos of stitches.

>> Perrette Samouiloff: "Where the beach meets the sea"

 
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Blank grid:
Use this grid to compose your own text, add names, dates to your cross stitch patterns.
 

 
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