How do you scale down a cross stitch pattern?

How do you convert cross stitch sizes?

Look at your chart and count the number of stitches in each direction. Divide this number by the number of stitches to 2.5cm (1in) on the fabric of your choice and this will determine the completed design size. For example, 140 stitches divided by 14-count aida equals a design size of 10in (25.5cm).

Is 14 or 16 count Aida bigger?

“14 count aida” means that there are 14 holes/squares per inch of the fabric. Therefore, “16 count aida” means that there are 16 holes/squares per inch and so, the squares or ‘crosses’ you stitch will be smaller.

How much should a cross stitch overhang?

Most stitchers add 2-3 inches of extra space around the design. If you want two inches of extra space all around your design, add 4 to both the width and height of your calculated fabric size.

Is there a right and wrong side to Aida cloth?

Does Aida Fabric Have a Right and Wrong Side? As far as anyone can tell, no it does not. But then Aida cloth is rarely used to create clothing where a right and wrong side would matter. Both sides look the same so you do not have to worry about if you used the wrong side for your pattern.

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How do you tell the right side of Aida?

When using a needle, it is easier for the needle to find the hole on one side than the other. If you look at the fabric in a good light you will see that one side looks smoother and the holes clearer than the other which might look or feel a bit rougher.

How do I sell my cross stitch patterns?

There are two basic ways to sell your designs. You can sell your unpublished designs to another company to publish, or you can start a company to publish and market your designs yourself. For products such as kits, accessory items, etc. you will usually need to start your own company.