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Honey Bee Cross Stitch Deckchair Tutorial

Afternoon lovelies! Today I want to share with you my Honey bee cross stitch deckchair tutorial that I made as part of the Out there Interiors ‪#‎PimpMyDeckie‬ Summer Design Challenge.

"My Bumblebee Deckchair was inspired by a cross stitch paper lampshade I made recently for my Summer House that featured three bumblebees on in a colour palette of mauves, lilacs, duck egg blues and turquoise that match back to the colours of flowers in my garden. I also wanted to bring in the lace detail of my hanging planters so I added a cotton broderie lace trim in the softest duck egg blue colour. "

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To make your own honey bee cross stitch deck chair see tutorial below and for the free downloadable cross stitch pattern just click the lilac link!

1 Deckchair sling

How-to step by step

  • Marking out cross stitch pattern

    Step 1

    Start by marking out your design on the embroidery board.

  • Marking out cross stitch pattern 1

    Step 2

    Then using the embroidery board and a water erasable pen, mark the dots on to the front of your cotton canvas.

  • Apply interfacing to back

    Step 3

    Fuse a piece of iron on medium weight interfacing to the back of the fabric, where your design is.

  • Cross stitching

    Step 4

    With an embroidery needle threaded with stranded cotton, Start to cross stitch your design

  • Continue cross stitching

    Step 5

    Continue cross stitching the design

  • Cross stitch bee up close

    Step 6

    Once you have finished cross stitching the design spritz lightly with water to remove erasable ink and leave to dry.

  • Pin broderie trim

    Step 7

    Pin a length of (broderie anglais) trim down the sides on the front piece, so that right sides face each other.

  • Stitch broderie trim

    Step 8

    Stitch 1cm from the edge.

  • Deckchair sling tutorial

    Step 9

    Now place your back piece of canvas, right sides together, pin to secure and stitch together using a 1 cm seam allowance.

  • Cross stitch edge

    Step 10

    Turn right side out, press and cross stitch down the sides.

  • Pin binding

    Step 11

    Bind the two shorter raw edges of the canvas rectangle.

  • Deck chair sling tutorial - binding

    Step 12

    Turn under 6cm on each of the bound edges; press. Pin in place.

  • Deckchair sling tutorial

    Step 13

    Stitch as close to each bound edge as you can, and then stitch again 1cm from each edge, creating a double row of stitching.

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