How to Create a Custom Cross-Stitch Sweater

Cross stitch you own design onto any shirt or sweater! And it is super easy too!

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How to Create a Custom Cross-Stitch Sweater
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Start by laying out your sweater or shirt onto a flat surface

Start by laying out your sweater or shirt onto a flat surface

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Then take a print out of your grid design (here I used a heart) and safety pin it down.

Then take a print out of your grid design (here I used a heart) and safety pin it down.

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Then begin cross stitching the design through the paper using it as a guide.

Then begin cross stitching the design through the paper using it as a guide.

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I doubled the floss to make a thicker 'X' but single thickness will work, too.

I doubled the floss to make a thicker 'X' but single thickness will work, too.

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Just keep going until you finish the entire pattern.

Just keep going until you finish the entire pattern.

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Once the pattern is complete, use a spray bottle to wet the sheet of paper with water (optional). The wet paper is easier to remove out from the stitches but it makes a bit more of a mess.

Once the pattern is complete, use a spray bottle to wet the sheet of paper with water (optional). The wet paper is easier to remove out from the stitches but it makes a bit more of a mess.

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This is the finished design.

This is the finished design.

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And here's how it looks on!

And here's how it looks on!

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