Start designing and stitching your own family portraits!

With the easy-to-use DIY Stitch People book, you can mix and match different pattern elements to get the perfect look for each character in your portrait.

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Not your average
crafting book.

The DIY Stitch People Book isn't a normal book with one-time patterns—it's full of resources you can use over and over! It has:

  • 192 pages of patterns and instruction
  • DMC color recommendations for skin tones, hair colors, and clothing
  • Over 40 dog breeds, 16 cat breeds (click here to see full list)
  • 16 alphabet styles
  • More than 90 photos of completed portraits for inspiration
  • Materials checklist for simple shopping
  • Tutorials for two styles of framing

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Easy To Mix And Match

With patterns for hairstyles, clothing, and accessories, as well as popular dog and cat breeds, designing a portrait is a walk in the park.

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Completely Custom

From your dad's bald head and beard to your mom's favorite pearl earrings, each portrait you design and stitch can look just like your loved ones.

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Handmade By You

Your family and friends will love their heartfelt, handmade gift. And they'll always remember that you were the one who made it for them.

Hi, I'm Lizzy!

I love helping people create new family heirlooms with modern cross-stitch patterns and portraits. Stitch People grew out of a love for crafts, customization, and delighting people.

After stitching hundreds of custom portraits, I compiled my patterns and tips into the DIY Stitch People Book. Even now, I always have my book open when I'm working on a new portrait!

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"I just finished my 5th
portrait! I love this so much!"

Whether you're a brand new stitcher or a more seasoned pro, you'll be up and running in no time with the easy-to-read patterns, instructions, and examples. Most people are able to complete their first portrait within the first week.

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