Plastic Canvas Stitches

Your go-to guide on all the stitches you need for your plastic canvas sheet creations!

  1. Ages: 9 +

  2. 30 minutes - 1 hour

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed

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Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    To start your stitch, tie a knot on the backside of your canvas.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Tip

    You can tuck the tail of the knot into your future stitches to hide it.

  • Step 3

    Try a running stitch! Thread your yarn through one hole, then out the next, and so on.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Try a continental stitch! This stitch makes its way up the canvas by going up and over diagonally.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Try a back stitch. This stitch goes forward two and back one. You can use this technique to make other stitches look fuller.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    Try a cross stitch! This stitch is done by making little x’s all the way up your canvas.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Step 7

    Try a long stitch! This stitch is great for covering a lot of area quickly. Continue to loop your thread around and around until your canvas is covered.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

  • Step 8

    Try a whip stitch! This stitch is great for the borders of your canvas. Thread your yarn through one hole, then out the next while wrapping it around your border.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 8

  • Done!

    When you’re done stitching, simply tie a knot on the back side of your plastic canvas sheet & weave in the tail.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 9

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