by laffma1 ( edited 11 Oct 2013 ) 11 Oct 2013

My 1st machine cross stitch project - Cat Cosmetic Bag.


Made this for my young niece, who loves cats. This design stitches out beautifully. There was one "x" missing from the file, so I added it by hand after the rest of the design finished (that's when I noticed the small blank space). I used spray adhesive to sandwich black cut-away stablizer to my black fabric before stitching. I hooped tear-away and then layed my fabric on top. Made the same sandwich for the back, but used a faux suede to add some texture, and used a lightweight lining material inside. This was not an ITH project, so assembly was done with regular sewing machine.

I hope she likes it, and thanks for looking!!

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by dragonflyer 15 Oct 2013

Nicely done...almost looks like needlepoint in the picture...

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laffma1 by laffma1 31 Oct 2013

Thanks!

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by bobbies41 15 Oct 2013

I love this........the kitty is so cute.

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laffma1 by laffma1 31 Oct 2013

Thanks!

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by marfa 13 Oct 2013

cute

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laffma1 by laffma1 13 Oct 2013

thx

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by mariahail 13 Oct 2013

YOU DID A GREAT GREAT GREAT JOB!!!!!!there are lots of stitches on that design but it is so pretty!!!****flowers for you and all the cuties...

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laffma1 by laffma1 13 Oct 2013

Thank you. Oh yes - lots of stitches and many many jumps. I hope the ones I had to cut (that jumped over top of other colors) don't cause the whole thing to unravel.

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by justonlyme 13 Oct 2013

I love the look of X-stitch. Only problem is that generally it has lots of colors, but predictable in that it lays flat when done. I love your bag!!

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laffma1 by laffma1 13 Oct 2013

Thank you - yes there were many colors, but that makes it look more realistic and gives the design depth.

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by pldc 12 Oct 2013

Terrific! Hugs & * *Loralye

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laffma1 by laffma1 31 Oct 2013

Thank you!

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by oaro 12 Oct 2013

cute

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laffma1 by laffma1 31 Oct 2013

Thanks!

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by noah 12 Oct 2013

Love it you did an excellent job on your cross stitch hugs

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laffma1 by laffma1 31 Oct 2013

Thanks!

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by pcteddyb 12 Oct 2013

It came out really nice! I have not tried cross-stitch yet - on my list of things to do....

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laffma1 by laffma1 31 Oct 2013

Thank you!

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by babolucia 12 Oct 2013

She'll love it!

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laffma1 by laffma1 31 Oct 2013

Thx!

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by 02kar Moderator 12 Oct 2013

I am sure she will like it. It's lovely.

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laffma1 by laffma1 31 Oct 2013

Thanks!

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by sewilso 12 Oct 2013

It is really nice! I love that look!

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laffma1 by laffma1 12 Oct 2013

Thank you!!

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by smburt 12 Oct 2013

The cat is to cute, what a nice gift for your Niece.

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laffma1 by laffma1 12 Oct 2013

Thanks!

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by airyfairy 12 Oct 2013

You have done a great job. I am a bit scared to do machine x stitch as I know that there are usually a huge number of stitches. The cat's expression is wonderful. Sarah.

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laffma1 by laffma1 12 Oct 2013

Thanks Sarah! I was hesitant to do it as well. But I finally decided to try it, and it found I like this look. The crosses seem to stitchout double (on top of themselves) as you go, and I think that makes it look more sturdy and "filled". I don't know if all cross stitch designs work that way, but I am quite pleased with this one. Thanks for your comments!

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by annyn 12 Oct 2013

Very nice. She will love it.

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laffma1 by laffma1 12 Oct 2013

Thanks!

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by jerrib 11 Oct 2013

How could she not love it

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laffma1 by laffma1 12 Oct 2013

Thank you!

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by greytgirl 11 Oct 2013

What a wonderful gift for your niece. I am sure she will love it.

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laffma1 by laffma1 11 Oct 2013

Thank you - i hope so. She can be a little finicky (like the cat!!), so it's hard to know what she will like sometimes.

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by highlandermom 11 Oct 2013

Very cute and your niece should love it.

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laffma1 by laffma1 11 Oct 2013

Thanks, I hope so.

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by lidiad 11 Oct 2013

That's beautiful, love it!
Hugs, Lidia

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laffma1 by laffma1 11 Oct 2013

Thank you!

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