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All you need is a needle, thread, some fabric, and these step by step instructions to start sewing.
You Will Need
- A photo
- A scanner or digital camera
- An image editing program
- A computer with internet access
- A cross-stitch program
Upload the photo
Scan or upload the photo to your computer and open the file in an image editing program. Crop out unwanted portions of the photo.
Edit the photo
Resize the photo to the size of the pattern. Adjust the brightness, contrast, and color levels to make the photo as clear as possible.
Open the photo
Open the photo in a cross-stitch program or upload it to an online converter.
Select the colors
Select the number of colors for the cross-stitch.
Convert the photo
Make adjustments until the pattern is satisfactory. Select whether the cross-stitch should be in color or black and white with symbols, and convert the photo to a pattern.
Print the pattern, thread your needle, and get to stitching.