Friday, 2 January 2015

Mini Cat Pillow ornament tutorial

Mini Cat Pillow Tutorial
Hi everyone, it is a while since I posted a tutorial on here, I thought it was about time I did another one!

This is one of my free mini cat patterns that is available from my blog as a freebie grid pattern or you can purchase a pdf download from my Craftsy store that has all of the floss colours and beginner cross stitch instructions included. 

If you do not have a Craftsy account you can sign up through my affiliate link here

Materials required 

Linen or Aida fabric
DMC or Anchor stranded cotton 
Cross stitch needle 
Sharp embroidery scissors
Fabric glue
Lightweight iron on interfacing (Pellon)
Polyester fibre fill

Mini cat pillow cross stitch tutorial

Before starting the back stitches you must ensure you have counted from the edge of the cross stitch all the way around, i.e. if you should ten threads from the edge of the parcel before stitching you should also count ten threads from the edge of the holly, does that make sense? If not email me and I will help.  

There is a hand made cord tutorial here just scroll down the page. 


Tah dah.........!!!

There you have it, a cute mini cat pillow.

Why not stitch all of the mini cat from my new mini cat series for 2015?
 I am designing one for each month, I have completed the January and February design, the basic design grids are available on my blog or if you wish to support  this blog you can purchase a more detailed pdf  at my Craftsy store

Happy stitching!


anastasia said...

Very nice!!

Sandra said...

I do love all your cross stitch creations. They inspire me to take up my embroidery needle again... yet I always seem so busy with crochet and photography! I shall have to wiggle my priorities! Happy New Year! Sandra

Maggie said...

Lovely finish and such nice clear instructions. Now I know how to get the hanging loop neat :-) So many other tuts leave this bit out, thank you for sharing. x

MarianneD said...

Thank you for your great tutorial and the lovely cat patterns!

Eileen said...

Hi Lynn,
You are absolutely amazing!!! I love to stitch and make gifts for friends & family but your items are SO BEAUTIFUL, you put me to shame :D I'm new to your blog but super excited to follow you. I can't wait to start stitching the monthly cats! Could you explain about the exchanges? Thank you so much!


Lynn B said...

Hi Eileen,

Thankyou for the comment, unfortunately your email is set as no reply and I have no way of contacting you, please email me on my cross stitching blog, there is a link on the page, you will need to put your email address in the text so that I can respond,

Lynn B