Free PDF: Optical Illusion Snake!


This may not look like much, but check out what it does when placed on a turntable: 

This pattern is meant to be stitched, put on a piece of cardboard with a hole punched in the middle. Then, you just pop it on your turntable and GO! What you’ve got right there is one-a’ them thar optical illusion snakes. Follow me into the depths of madness, will you? ;p

I’ve had this project shelved many times because I actually stitched it so it went in the wrong direction (IMAGINE my disappointment!). Luckily, I’ve corrected the pattern for you and it’s a FREE PDF!

That’s just all kinds of quarantine fun. Be sure to share your turntable skillz on Instagram with the hashtag #subversivecrossstitch

And check out the Supplies section if you need, y’know, supplies. Have fun!

Isolation Update: Free PDF!


Are you ready for some serious fun? Here’s how to put together our Isolation Update: No Pants kit, available as a free PDF, a Basic or Deluxe Kit and a Combo Kit with frame!

The above kits come with everything you need so you don’t have to leave the house (don’t you DARE!). But if you’re going to use the free PDF pattern, you will need the following supplies: Fabric, embroidery floss, needles, hoop at the very least. If you’re trying to do this all free, you could probably use tape and not even frame it, but keep the extra numbers handy.

These instructions will help you with the PDF or the kits of this therapeutic design!

PLEASE NOTE: I initially made a larger pattern—your stitched area will look smaller than these images!

1. Since you’ll be stitching all of this on one piece of fabric, make SURE you start in the center of the fabric and work your way out. Please note that your image will be a little smaller in dimensions (I changed the pattern after stitching). Also, I know my letters are uneven—that’s okay, you’ll be cutting them!

 

2. Once you’re done stitching (see previous instructions on back of pattern), figure out where you will cut the numbers. Water-erase pens are a great way to do this if you’ve got one (if not, we sell ‘em).

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