Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Basic Ornament Finishing Instructions

Just Cross Stitch magazine has published simple instructions for finishing small ornaments from their popular Christmas and Halloween ornaments issues.   If you want a flat finished ornament or one that is padded into a miniature pillow shape, this can help you do it yourself.  There is even a tutorial for making twisted cord for the edge and a loop hanger.
http://www.just-crossstitch.com/newsletters.php?mode=article&article_id=5175&key=JCXN&tp=i-H43-6o-9bH-yPJpV-1o-PE45-1c-yPGN0-bZCOS

Finishing is not hard but it does take practice.  Why not pull out those little ornaments you've stitched but never sent to a finisher and practice doing it yourself?  It will give you a new appreciation for professional finishers and help you explain what you like and what you don't the next time you use a pro.  And you might save a little money and enjoy something that is totally made by you start to finish.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 24, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

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