I’m so crafty…

16 Jul

…even my digital devices are hand-stitched.

So, okay, I haven’t cross-stitched since I was probably…twelve years old. Maybe thirteen. But this was still a totally fun little project.

Ingredients

1 plastic cross-stitch iPhone cover (I got mine from “Connect Design”, here.)

1 free download cross-stitch pattern (this one is from here).**

1 small assortment DMC embroidery flosses (mine from the delightful Rittenhouse Needlepoint).

1 needle (included with plastic iPhone cover, above)

1 scissors

Time required: several nice long episodes of some television series of your choice. (I watched The Grand because I’m a big sucker for British period dramas.)

If you weren’t the kind of nerdy kid who did cross-stitch for fun, you can find a good intro tutorial online right here at the Purl Soho blog, who is the original poster of cross-stitch phone covers.

**some other really cool free cross stitch patterns that are both vintage and awesome can be found on the University of Arizona’s “digital archive of documents related to cross stitch“–god, how I love the internet!

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4 Responses to “I’m so crafty…”

  1. prttynpnk July 17, 2012 at 5:54 am #

    Ok, that is about the coolest thing I have seen lately! I keep avoiding the necessary phone upgrade, but I think it’s time to tell the husband IO submit to his tech ultimatum….because I can get a cross stitch cover!!!!

  2. anastasiawraight July 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    That is one of the prettiest cross stitch covers I’ve seen! I love the motif and colors you chose.

  3. kalfury July 21, 2012 at 4:14 am #

    I love this, I have one on my iPhone too, not as pretty as yours, just my initial and a pretty flower as I was trying it to see how it worked…I think you’ve inspired me to make some more, they’d make great presents….

    • handmadejulie July 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

      I’d love to see it! I find it interesting that not more of these are posted online…it seems with all the avid stitchers out there, technologically linked together, we’d see a lot more examples!

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