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Make your homemade jam even sweeter with a cross-stitch cover

What you need...
  • Fabric: gingham, pink; waste canvas, 14 count
  • Stranded cottons, various
  • Needle: tapestry, size 26; sewing
  • Button, small
  • Elastic band, covered
  • Ribbon, blue
  • Pinking shears
  1. Draw a circle on the back of pink gingham fabric, 8cm, and cut out with pinking shears. Fold into four to find the centre point, then cut a small piece of waste canvas and tack into place at the centre of the cover.

  2. Stitch one of the flowers from the chart onto the waste canvas, using two strands of cotton. When complete, remove the waste canvas thread by thread. Press and add the button to the centre of the flower. Attach the fabric using elastic and cover with tied blue ribbon.

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