Earn Your Stripes


Designer: Heidi Palkovic

Cross-stitch three chevron bands across Aida cloth. Then finish it into gift wrap using elastic hair bands.


  • 5″ square of 16-count white Aida cloth
  • 1-1/8″-diameter covered button
  • Embroidery floss: blue and green
  • Embroidery pattern (download it here)

Assemble the Button:

1. Fold Aida cloth square in half, then in half again to find the center. Referring to the embroidery pattern, complete all cross- stitches. See common embroidery stitches here.

2. Refer to “How to Make a Covered Button,” to cut out and assemble covered button.


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