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Today we are combining our love of sewing with clay crafts to create this DIY Polymer Clay Cross-Stitch. You can use any cross-stitch design you’;d like for this project, however, I suggest starting with something simple like numbers and letters for your first project. I love that you could combine this technique with our?Marbled Clay Gift Tags?to make personalized tags for holiday gifts.

For more beginner polymer clay tutorialscustom wedding gifts, check out our?Clay Rope Baskets and?gold leaf ring dish.

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Learn how to make the DIY Polymer Clay Cross-Stitch after the jump…;

Draw out your design on a piece of graph paper.

Press the ball of clay between two sheets of wax paper to flatten it out to about 1/8″; –; 1/4″;?thick.

Remove the top layer of wax paper, and use a bowl or stencil to cut your shape just like we did with the Clay Ring Dish Tutorial.

Cut your graph paper down to size and center?it on the clay.

Use a pin to poke holes through the paper and clay at the points where you will be stitching.

Continue poking holes until your cross-stitch is complete.

Remove the paper to reveal your design.

Go back through each hole with the needle. Run the needle in a circular motion around the edges of the hole to expand the size. It’;s very important that the holes go completely through the clay and that they are about double the size of the circumference of the needle.

I went ahead and freehanded a border along the edges too.

Make a large hole at the top for hanging.

Bake according to the directions on the package.

Once it’;s cooled, cross-stitch your design into it.

Hang from a piece of leather or rope.

I experimented with sewing for the first time when I was in high school. I made baby doll dresses and headbands, patched jeans with scraps of vintage fabrics and cut up thrifted finds to turn them into something new. Lured in by novelty quilting fabrics in my early twenties, I decided I wanted to make a quilt and bought a Trip Around The World pattern. Pretty simple design, should be good to start with, right? But when I opened up the pattern, I was overwhelmed by the instructions and diagrams! I really just wanted to sew something with all these cute fabrics and didn’t care about matching points or ending up with a specific quilt design. I thought, can’t I just play with the fabric and make something I liked to look at?

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If you’re someone like me who loves to “Make all the things” then you’re going to love today’s tutorial. Melissa from Made by Melli is back with us sharing this tutorial for these adorable DIY Leather Christmas Ornaments. She’s even included some free cut files for you! If you like this project you may also like this Cat Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornament Tutorial.?