How do you finish Aida edges?
You can overcast the edges with a simple whip stitch, or fold over the edge into a hem and baste it. When hand stitching the edge, use regular sewing thread doubled up. Be sure to stitch into the fabric a bit so you don’t end up pulling up the edges – 1/4 to 1/2 inch should work.
Can you laminate a cross stitch bookmark?
You can laminate your cross stitch pieces without using any heat. When using self-adhesive laminating sheets, you have to be careful and take your time in placing your cross stitch work on the sheet. After making sure it is properly aligned, you can press the top part over the cross stitch piece.
What is Aida band?
Aida Band is a narrow strip of aida fabric with a fancy stitched edge in a matching or contrasting colour. Ideal for bookmarks, cake bands & towel edging. There are many other uses for this versatile cross stitch fabric band.
How do you keep the edges of cross stitch from fraying?
Machine Sew The Edges
Lots of cross stitchers also have other hobbies like machine sewing, and therefore a sewing machine at hand. This can be super useful for winding bobbins but also stopping fabric edges fraying. It’s super-fast and generally works better than hand-stitching anyway.
How do you seal the edge of fabric?
Glue your edges with fabric glue, seam sealant, or super glue. Purchase any one of these adhesives at a local craft store or online. Simply place small dabs of glue along the edge of the fabric. Use a cotton swab or toothpick to spread the glue evenly.