Stranded Cotton Panels Project

Level: Easy


  • A piece of Aida Cloth 10cm wider and longer than desired finished size.
  • A piece of fusible tearaway the same size as Aida Cloth.
  • A permanent marker.
  • An assortment of acrylic paints in desired colours.
  • An assortment of embroidery threads in desired colours.
  • Paint brushes.
  • Braids and trims to decorate.
  • A slim rod, cut to desired length for hanging.
  • Embroidery needle.
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure.


Step 1 - Using warm water and a gentle detergent, wash Aida cloth and allow to dry.

Step 2 - Using a warm iron press lightly on wrong side.

Step 3 - Using a dark permanent marker, draw or trace desired design onto a piece of paper.

Step 4 - Place adhesive side of fusible tearaway over design and trace using permanent marker.

Step 5 - Following instruction on fusible tearaway, adhere to wrong side of Aida cloth.

Step 6 - Turn Aida cloth over so right side of Aida cloth is facing. The design lines on fusible tearaway will be visible through Aida cloth.

Step 7 - Using acrylic paints and brush, paint design inside lines taking care to make sure paint is not too watery so it doesn't bleed, or too thick.

Step 8 - Allow to dry on a flat surface.

Step 9 - Peel off fusible tearaway.

Step 10 - Using desired colours of embroidery threads and an embroidery needle, work in either stem stitch or chain stitch and work design outlines around all painted areas.

Step 11 - Trim Aida cloth so there are 2.5cm borders around design.

Step 12 - Hem all edges, leaving top hem open at either end. Add any braid or trim as desired.

Step 13 - Slide rod through top hem and attach desired fastenings for hanging.



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