Free Cross-Stitch Starter Guide

New to cross-stitch? You're in the right place!


Don't worry, I've got you covered.

This guide assumes you've never stitched before. That's why I call it the Starter Guide!
I'll walk you through everything you need to know to get started with stitching, from start to finish.
Here are just a few of the many things the Starter Guide will cover:

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What supplies do I need to get started?

Heading to Jo Ann's, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby can be a little intimidating if you don't know what you're looking for. I'll show you exactly what to get.

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How do I make sure the thread doesn't come loose?

When you do any sort of stitching, you need to secure your thread so it doesn't come loose after you're done. I'll show you how!

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Where do I start the pattern on my fabric?

You have your thread, your pattern, and your fabric. Now what? I'll show you how to make sure you're starting your pattern in the right place.

I wrote the book on cross stitch family portraits. Literally.

I'm Lizzy Dabczynski-Bean, author of the DIY Stitch People book. It's the go-to source for designing your own cross-stitch family portrait patterns. People around the world are using my book to design and stitch their own portraits!

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