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Craft Project - Red, White, and Blue Stitched Star

by Wen Zientek-Sico


A great needlework project for the beginner using plastic canvas, this gaily-colored star is easy to make. It makes a wonderful wall hanging, party favor, coaster, or other decoration.


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Red, White, and Blue Stitched Star A great needlework project for the beginner using plastic canvas, this gaily-colored star is easy to make. It makes a wonderful wall hanging, party favor, coaster, or other decoration. We actually paired it with our Fourth of July Door Hanger
for a great door decoration. 8 yards red plastic canvas thread Scissors Plastic canvas needle 5 1/4 inch wide plastic canvas star 6 yards white plastic canvas thread 4 yards blue plastic canvas thread Cut off a workable length of red thread with the scissors and thread through the needle. Starting on the outside of one of the points, bring the needle up through one of the holes, starting on the back side of the star. Wrap the thread around the outside of the plastic canvas and bring the needle and thread back through the same hole, anchoring the end of the red thread to the plastic canvas. Repeat again, so that you go through the hole three times. Move to the next hole, and repeat the process until every outer hole has three lengths of red thread going through it. Cut off a workable length of white thread with the scissors and thread through the needle. Starting on the second row in, bring the needle up through one of the holes, starting on the back side of the star. Wrap the thread around the top piece of plastic on that hole by poking the needle and thread into the hole that was stitched with the red thread. Bring the needle and thread back through the same hole in the second row, anchoring the end of the white thread and the end of the red thread to the plastic canvas. Wrap the thread around the top piece of plastic on that hole again by poking the needle and thread into the hole that was stitched with the red thread so that the hole has two white threads in it. Move to the next hole, and repeat the process until every hole in the second row has two lengths of white thread going through it. Move to the third row and repeat the process. For the fourth row, you want to do the same thing that you did with the white thread, but this time, only use one length of thread in each hole and use blue thread rather than white thread. Do this for a total of three rows. For the seventh row, you want to do the same thing that you did with the blue thread, but this time, use red thread rather than blue thread. Do this for a total of four rows. In the center of the star you should have two rows left. Sew in and out the holes with the white thread to form the center star, squeezing as many stitches as you can into these holes to make the center higher than the red area. Using your needle, take the rest of the white thread and slide it underneath some of the other stitches to hold it in place and cut off any remaining thread. Project Developed, Styled, and Photographed by Wen Zientek-Sico.



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