I have always been a crafty person. I can remember my grandmother teaching me to use her sewing machine when I was five years old so that we could make clothes for my dolls. I love most handcrafts ...
I have always been a crafty person. I can remember my grandmother teaching me to use her sewing machine when I was five years old so that we could make clothes for my dolls. I love most handcrafts and can usually be found quilting, sewing, knitting, or cross stitching.
I found my design mojo a few years ago when a friend was getting married; something popped into my head telling me that I needed to make her a quilt and I was off! I didn't realize that there was such a thing as a quilt pattern, so I just made it up as I went along. I have been designing my own patterns ever since. I now design for books, magazines, sewing websites/blogs, my personal line of patterns, and I often offer up free patterns and tutorials through my website (kayeprince.com).
I also teach classes now, mainly for English Paper Piecing, and I enjoy it so much. I never thought that I would make a good teacher, but it seems that when it comes to sewing, my love of the craft just spills over and I forget all of my nervousness and anxiety.
This cross stitch was originally created for use with a cross stitch iPhone case, but can easily be adapted to different uses!
This little star design is based on a traditional Norwegian weaving motif that can be found on tapestries and blankets. On my case I stopped after a few rounds of stitching, rather than filling the entire case, but feel free to keep stitching until the entire back is filled in. The chart is big enough for the whole back.
The cross stitch cases for the iPhone come in many different stitch counts (mine is about 22x41 stitches) so you may need to adapt the pattern to fit your case. The black area on the pattern is not stitched but rather denotes the corners on my case that were rounded (so could not be stitched) and the cutout for the camera lens. Please see my blog for more notes about stitching this case.
This pattern includes a black and white chart and a floss key.