Skill Level: Easy
DMC® Sullivans® X 666 45155 red, bt. Backstitch — 666 45155 red, bt. French Knot Í 666 45155 red, bt.
12" x 10" piece 28-count cream Cashel linen from Zweigart® Stitch Count: 81H x 55W Design Size: 57/ 8"x 4"
Cross stitch over two threads using two strands floss.
Backstitch over two threads using two strands floss.
Work French knot where Í appears using two strands floss and wrapping floss around needle twice.
Finishing Materials & Instructions
Fabric for back Twisted cording trim Marking pencil Coordinating sewing thread Sewing machine (optional) Press stitched piece from reverse side, straightening as much as possible. Place template over stitched piece, aligning the point at the bottom. Mark stitched piece 1/2" larger than template on all sides. Following marked lines, cut stitched piece. Cut coordinating fabric the same size as stitched piece.
Place stitched piece and coordinating fabric right sides together. Using 1/2" seam allowance, stitch down left side from top to bottom point. Repeat for right side. (Be sure to stitch from top to bottom so that there is no puckering at the bottom point.) Turn banner right side out.
Fold top of banner under toward back 1/4" and press. From twisted cording, create loop at least as wide as banner. Fold top of banner under 3/4", placing twisted cording loop under fold. Baste in place. Hemstitch to secure. z