How and Where to Use Decorative Stitches


Welcome back to Sewing Machine School! For a lot of modern sewing machines, it’s common to have decorative stitch options, from scallops to stars to simple swirls. These stitches can add a lot of character to projects with minimal effort, but how do you use them?

The mechanics of using decorative stitches varies from machine to machine– always check your manual to see what the specifics are before you jump in and try one out.

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Mushroom Family Sampler Gera Cross Stitch Kits

Mushroom Family Sampler Cross Stitch Kit on Linen at Pink Castle Fabrics

These little ‘shrooms from Gera designer Kyoko Maruoka are the perfect cute and quirky intro to cross stitch samplers! A free pattern from Lecien, we love it so much we decided to make kits so you can start stitching right away.

Since everyone has their preference, the Gera Cross Stitch kits come in both Aida cloth and linen variations.
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Cross Stitch Kits and Patterns: The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery


While there’s certainly no shortage of cross stitch patterns out there, we definitely play favorites when it comes to a few great companies– and nobody does holiday patterns like The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery!¬†

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Of all cross stitch kits, this Advent calendar is pretty much perfect in every way: glitter linen background fabric, an ice rink, candy canes, penguins, Santa stuck in a chimney, an aqua-and-pink color palette, and sparkling blush Cosmo Floss for accents!

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