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Tips and Tricks

  • Tips and tricks - Framing DIY

    Custom framing is usually an expensive process that may scary many stitchers. In this tutorial you will find a step by step process for cheap and easy DIY framing. It usually works best with small patterns, such as our new Wor(l)ds collection!

    What you will need:
    - finished, washed and ironed work
    - frame
    - sewing thread and needle
    - ruler Continue reading

  • Stitching 101 - Beading

    For adding a great finish to your stitched designs, seed beads are a lovely touch... super for sparkle and texture effects too.

    It is best to use a specially designed beading needle to add seed beads, but a size 28 tapestry needle may work. The needle will have to be smaller than the needle you use for cross stitch and it will have to be sharper. Choosing the right needle will save you a big headache as the beads can get stuck on your needle.

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  • Scoll frame tutoral

    Sometimes people don't like to buy big patterns as they're scared by the cost of the framing. Well, I've found this great tutorial by GEEKitty on Imgur that explains step by step how to create a scroll frame out of your works. She used our Epic Potter pattern and all the work just costed $25! All you will need is your stitched piece, fabric for the backing, iron, a sewing machine (no particular skills required, or you can also stitch by hand), a ribbon and two dowels.

    Harry Potter cross stitch scroll frame Image Courtesy of GEEKitty

    You can find the full tutorialย HERE

  • Printing 101 - AKA how to save paper and cartridges

    As many of you know one of the best pros of Cloudsfactory is that we sell digital patterns. This means that, just few seconds after your purchase, you will be able to download the file and to start stitching without having to wait for the mailman. We care about environment and also about your pocket, so here you can find some tricks to use our patterns without waisting paper and money on ink cartridges.

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