If you are subscribed to my free weekly cross-stitch pattern, then you already know that I’m loving all of the stitching products that are currently hitting the market. There are TONS of new items that have been designed to make creating beautiful and unique cross-stitch easier than ever. In the subscription I’ve featured gift tags, bookmarks, earrings, and metal charms that can all be stitched on. However, the one piece that has quickly become a favorite of mine is the leather cuff.
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When it comes to jewelry, I’m rarely without a bracelet, bangle or cuff. I’ve been known to absent-mindedly walk out of the house without my wedding ring, but not without some arm candy. So my heart got all giddy when I discovered faux leather cuffs that you can stitch on. These cuffs come in several colors and allow you to come up with any design that suits your mood and/or wardrobe. And this summer I’m most fond of the white leather cuff. There’s something fun, but still classic about it as the weather heats up.
If you are looking for a revolutionary accessory to wear this 4th of July, I’ve got the perfect patriotic cuff.
Make a Revolutionary Statement with this Easy Patriotic Accessory
Supplies for Easy Patriotic Accessory
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- DMC white faux leather cuff
- DMC #311
- DMC #498
- DMC Blanc
- Kreinik Metallics Blending Filament #032
- Cross-stitch Basic Supplies
Easy Patriotic Accessory
All of your stitches will be in 4 ply DMC floss except for the “stars”. We will cover that in a moment.
Begin by stitching five rows of DMC #311 creating a blue band down the center of the cuff
This step will take the longest, but it will also establish an area to easily tie off the other color threads when you get into more of the detail work.
Stitch red stripes with DMC #498
Because you are stitching on a white cuff, the faux leather will take care of the white stripes for you.
To add “stars” you’ll want to use 4 ply of DMC Blanc and 2 strands of Kreinik Metallics Blending Filament #032. The blending filament is completely optional, but it will give your “stars” a little extra shimmer. Back stitch according to pattern.
I like to keep my 4th of July outfit casual and not too over the top… red, white and blue. This cuff will allow you to wear your patriotic pride without too much fanfare.
What do you think of all the new cross-stitch products? Are you planning to wear something fun for the 4th? Have you subscribed to my weekly cross-stitch pattern? The subscription is great for beginners and is completely free. You can subscribe by clicking HERE.