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Do-It-Yourself Stitch People (1st Edition)


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Why is it out of stock?

The 2nd Edition of the DIY Book is now available—click here to learn more! We've retired the 1st Edition, both physical and digital versions. Thanks!

Even Lauren Conrad uses our book!

Lauren Conrad using Stitch People

Looking for a fun project for your summer vacation? Hoping to get started on Christmas presents? I'll walk you through every aspect of how to design, prepare, stitch, and even frame your own cross-stitch portraits to give away as gifts for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and other big life events! After designing and stitching over 500 unique portraits, I've compiled all my tips and tricks into one, easy-to-use book with mix and match templates!

The DIY Stitch People Book is great for all skill levels, from complete beginners to advanced stitchers!

What's included?

  • NEW! Online access to additional templates including wheelchairs, crutches, floral skirts, additional dog breeds, and more!
  • Designs for women's and men's hairstyles, heads, clothing, and bodies, babes-in-arms, various children's body sizes and hairstyles and heads, and various accessories like purses, sports items, bouquets, and glasses
  • Over 40 dog breeds (see the FAQ page for the full list of breeds) and 16 cat breeds
  • Photos of 82 unique custom portraits for inspiration
  • Four alphabet styles
  • DMC color recommendations for skin tones (more than just caucasian!), hair colors, and clothing
  • Materials checklist for easy shopping
  • Tutorials for two different framing options (frame and hoop)

Available anywhere in the world (except Canada, currently)

Please be aware that international orders may take a little extra time to be processed in addition to the longer shipping time. Depending on the destination, international orders can take several weeks to be delivered. Any customs fees charged will be your responsibility.

You can order the DIY book no matter where you live! The currency converter above only lists a few currencies, but we accept payments from anywhere in the world. All transactions are completed in USD, and you are charged whatever the current exchange rate is at the time of purchase. Shipping is calculated in real-time on the checkout page.

Details about the book

Physical Book: 105 pages, 8.5"W x 11"H, spiral bound (so it lays flat!)
Digital E-Book: PDF version (completely identical to the physical version). Use on any device that reads PDF.
Author: Lizzy Dabczynski-Bean
ISBN: 978-0578150116

More questions? Check out our DIY Stitch People Book FAQ page.



Customer Reviews

Based on 282 reviews
A Crookston
A good place to start, but overpriced

I don't feel like the download wasn't worth the $40 price tag. I expected more options, creative stitches, and the like... instead of just telling me to think creatively everywhere. That's why I bought a book. Probably good for a novice stitcher but anyone with experience could just as easily make their own charts off of pictures from pinterest and save themselves the cash.

Cute, but not really diverse

I've flipped through the patterns, and there are a lot of different variations. It's going to be fun to mix and match to create lovely gifts for my friends and family. However, I was hoping for a bit more diversity, such as dreadlocks, afros, etc. I'm sure I'll be able to pull something together. Excited to try.

Amy Harrison
Great for small business!

I have a small crafting business and I love being able to offer custom gifts for my clients. I have had amazing reviews for projects that I've made using this book. I purchased the physical book and PDF bundle and both are super helpful. I can easily work up patterns on the go, or offer a client something to hold in their hand to make their choices. Best part is the added free content that I have access to with my purchase! Totally worth the money!

Jan Harrison
Amazingly Awesome Super Fast Shipping

The book.... I don't even have words! It's amazing on so many levels! I ordered the book on Thursday and got my book Saturday!!! That was normal shipping too! But the book is PACKED with so much variety and creative awesomeness... I CAN'T WAIT TO START! And the book is worth every single penny!!!

Wendy Horner-Lormand
Best Personalization Patterns Anywhere

I love my books! I have the first book and the animals and I have the uniforms one on my wish list. I can't wait to get the whole collection!