Cross Stitch and Needlepoint: How To Stretch It!

Today I will show you how to properly stretch a cross-stitch or needlepoint picture so that you can frame it. This service can cost a lot of money but if you have a bit of time and patience you can do it yourself!

The needlework to be framed
Foam core board the size you want your frame to be.
Silk pins
Fabric strips (cotton or muslin work great)
Sewing machine

1. If your cross stitch cloth is not large enough to wrap around your foam-board you will need to sew strips of fabric on each side.
2. Center the image on the foam board.
3. Pin the cloth to the side of the foam-board on the center of each edge.
4. Add pins alternating sides until you have the cross-stitch pulled tight.