I've been asked a few times for the steps to finishing my completed cross stitch. For example, the ornament I finished back in July. Unfortunately, I didn't photograph my steps as I went along creating this ornament. I will admit that I made them up as I went along. So next time I do one, I can take pictures as I go to give you an idea of how that festive little creation came about.
Yesterday, I took time to make the pincushion from my completed "La Fleur". This time I did keep the camera by my side as I worked in order to give the step-by-step instructions for making a pincushion.
First, take your completed stitched piece and trim around the edges if necessary. Make sure to give yourself enough seam allowance a little allowance around the edge of your stitching. A 3/8" seam allowance works well. Then cut a backing piece and some fusible lightweight interfacing, both of the same size as the stitched piece.