How to Cross Stitch a QR Code – a Sewing Project

14 June

My very first PDF project – a Cross Stitch QR Code!  Check it out!

Cross Stitch QR Code

Why did I make this project?  I’m fascinated with how “handmade” and “tech” are converging.  And any project that links the two intrigues me.  I also wanted to start affixing these onto items I make, so that folks can get a behind-the-scenes look at how it was made.

Why would you want to use a QR code anyway?  This KISSMetrics article and this Hubspot article have some pretty good information.  Just think about it, wouldn’t it be nice to slap one of these onto something you make?  It can serve as a digital signature of sorts, by leading folks to your blog post, YouTube video, Twitter page, etc.

The finished cross stitch is just over 2 inches square and it took me probably around an hour to complete.  Hard to estimate the time, though, since I worked on it in tiny spurts here and there.  It was actually pretty fun to make.

Here’s a shot of my WIP (work in progress) on a recent Oregon road trip with my parents.

Cross Stitch QR Code WIP

Here’s another WIP shot.  My cat Jasmine thinks the whole thing is for her pleasure and fun :)

Cross Stitch QR Code Jasmine

If you’d like to make your own, grab the free Cross Stitch QR Code PDF and have fun!  Need help with cross stitching?  Check out my Cross Stitch Technique Roundup.

And don’t forget to link up your project online – I’d love to see what you make!

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So are you going to make a Cross Stitch QR Code?  What would you use it for?

 

4 Responses to “How to Cross Stitch a QR Code – a Sewing Project”

  1. Alyssa 06/24/2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing, I’ve been wanting to try this! Marking the spots on your fabric is a great tip.

    • Angela 06/26/2012 at 3:40 pm #

      Thanks Alyssa! Give it a shot and let me know how it turns out!

  2. Heather Burris 11/06/2013 at 1:05 pm #

    I might make one for my hubby of his Twitter profile. I think he might love it :) Thanks for the tutorial!

    • Angela 11/06/2013 at 3:20 pm #

      Go for it, Heather! He’s got to love it, right?

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