These animals are cold outside and wouldn’t it be lovely to give them warm & cosy jumpers? Kids can design and cross stitch wooly jumpers for their animal friends.
How to make
cross stitch animal jumpers
Print 2 sets of the templates. One set on plain paper for drawing your design, and one set on card stock for stitching.
Using your templates on the plain paper, fill in the crosses with colored pens to create fun jumpers. You can either fill in the whole area, or create shapes and patterns with blank areas for less stitching.
For the stitching cards printed on the heavy card stock, punch all the holes you need for your design in advance. We did it by placing the templates on some brown corrugated cardboard and pushing through a big needle. You’ll need to make the holes nice and big for your embroidery floss.
Embroidery floss is made of 6 threads and you can split and use 3 or 4 to make it thinner.
Now you can start stitching your design!
You’ll be threading through from front and back. Sometimes it’s not easy to find the right hole from the backside, but the challenge makes it more fun.
So will it be one of grandma’s vintage designs or a trendy plaid one?! How about numbers or letters? You can make them as simple or complicated as you like. Just remember these animals are fussy!