Stitches of Light and More

Crochet, plastic canvas, wreaths and more

Assembling a plastic canvas box, part 1

One of my first projects after starting back with plastic canvas was a coaster set in a box. Assembling the box gave me such a headache! After a few sets,I finally found a great method. Some of you might already have figured this out or have an even better way, but I figured I would share just in case. This is my first tutorial, so I hope this works well!

To begin, I have all my individual pieces already sewn, just waiting to be joined.

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Line up a side with the main piece. Leave a bit of a tail, which will be stitched over. Whip stitch all the way down the side, joining the two pieces.

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Repeat the process for the remaining sides.

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Whenever your yarn starts to run out, leave a bit of tail and begin the new yarn just as you did in the beginning, this time stitching over both tails.

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Here is the box with all the sides attached. In my next tutorial, I will finish the bottom of the box by joining the corners and the edging.

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Happy stitching!

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Showering Gifts

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Proud to be an American

With the first of our patriotic holidays coming up in a few weeks, I thought I would take a moment and highlight some of the cute projects that have been done with plastic canvas and wreaths.

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These make for some festive doors!

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Here are 2 tissue covers done with plastic canvas.

Finally, here is a coaster set done in plastic canvas.

In God We Trust Coasters

These items (plus others!) are available for purchase, through either my Etsy or Facebook page.
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchesoflight
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stitchesoflight

Do you have a favorite project that you do to show your red, white and blue pride?

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Toy frog

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Isn’t he the cutest? I found this free pattern on lionbrand.com and of course my little one wanted me to give it a try since he loves frogs! This was my first project using decreases. It wasn’t near as hard as I expected! There are many other cute patterns on their website, so I will definitely be trying some more. I have some great ideas for using these critters :). What is your favorite item to crochet?

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