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The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Stitch People Guide

This comprehensive guide shows you how to make your very own customized cross stitch portraits. Stitched family portraits are so fun to make, and they're perfect for weddings, anniversaries, new arrivals, and as thoughtful, heirloom-quality gifts for all your loved ones.

This guide is so much more than a collection of patterns. It teaches you everything you need to know to create an amazing portrait - from how to arrange your people to adding all the little details that make your characters come to life. It's a book you will go back to again and again.

New to cross stitch? The book also has detailed instructions that will teach you how to stitch with confidence.

The Do-It-Yourself Stitch People book includes mix-and-match cross stitch patterns for:

  • Women's and men's hairstyles, heads, clothing, and bodies
  • Babies (sitting, being held, strollers, high chairs, cribs, etc.)
  • Multiple children's body sizes, head shapes, and hairstyles
  • Pets: cats, dogs, various other small pets. Over 40 dog breeds and 16 cat breeds
  • Accessories: countless options like purses, sports items, bouquets, eyeglasses, and more, including wheelchairs, crutches, walkers and canes

The guide also includes:

  • Sixteen (16) alphabet / font styles
  • DMC color recommendations for skin tones (light, medium, dark hues), hair colors (blonde, brown, red, black, gray), and denim
  • Materials descriptions and checklist for easy shopping lists
  • Many example patterns to inspire your creativity
  • Photos of over 90 unique, stitched custom portraits for inspiration
  • Tutorials for two different framing options (frame and hoop)

Neutral-colored fabrics like Antique White or Lite Oatmeal are a good choice for cross stitch portraits. Stitch People recommends going with 14-count. We have also put together Stitch People thread collections to get you started!

Spiral-Bound Paperback: 192 pages
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
Author: Lizzy Dabczynski-Bean