Craft a mini robot and a fabric-covered button with this free cross-stitch chart and tutorialStitch time 1.5 hours per robot (one included as the freebie – access the full set here)
To make the robot
• 28-count white evenweave, 14 x 14cm
• 14-count soluble or waste canvas, 8 x 8cm
• Blue gingham fabric (optional)
• 38mm self-cover buttons
How to make a covered button
Step 1 Buttons like these are really quick and easy to make. Use the template on your button packaging to cut your fabric into a circle. Alternatively, simply cut the fabric into an 8cm circle.
Step 2 Pull your evenweave or gingham fabric around the button front as tight as you can. If you like, add a small piece of double-sided tape to both the front and the inside of the button to hold your fabric in place.
Step 3 Use your fingernail to tighten and smooth any lumpy areas around the perimeter of your button. Once you’re happy with it, pop the backing into place.