Sew Kitschy, Sew Cool: How to Cross-Stitch Furniture

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Sew Kitschy, Sew Cool: How to Cross-Stitch Furniture

How to Cross-Stitch Furniture

Feeling crafty? Learn how to cross-stitch furniture and give your dressers, drawers, tables, or chairs a creative upgrade that’ll make even older pieces look fresh and new!

Want to do something really fancy to your furniture? Gather your tapestry yarns and find the drill bits, this DIY’s just for you.

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If you’ve got wood or particle board furniture, a drill, and a free afternoon, you can transform boring or beat-up furniture into eye-catching pieces of DIY art!

Want to give it a try? You’ll love this easy-to-customize and easy-to-follow tutorial for how to cross-stitch your furniture from Mollie Makes.

One of my favorite things about cross-stitch is that the designs can range from cute and twee to bold and geometric to geeky and pixelated, so there’s something to fit the style of just about everyone and every home. So, even if flowers and frippery aren’t your thing, this project still might be right for you — just look for a pattern that’s more up your alley, or grab a pad of graph paper and some colored pencils and design your own!

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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