We've been working on it for nearly a year, and it's finally ready. More patterns, more fonts, more everything!
Pre-order by October 1st to get the current owner upgrade discount.
Nubby (our three-legged dog) thanks you, because it means we can continue to buy her kibble 😉
If you bought the 1st edition or received it as a gift, physical or digital, you're eligible for the upgrade price!
I own the first edition of the DIY book and would like to upgrade
Oops, do us a favor and check the box above to say that you own the 1st edition. Thanks!
To make things easy, if you're ordering 2 books, they'll both be shipped (and/or emailed) to you and you can give it to your friend!
We're going to use the honor system for the upgrade process. Because there are so many different ways to get the DIY Stitch People book, it's hard to verify every single purchase. Rather than deal with the overhead of verifying everyone, we're going to trust that if you're using the upgrade price, you already have the first edition. Our puppies thank you for your honesty so they can continue to eat kibble!
If you currently own a copy of “Do-It-Yourself Stitch People,” you may purchase the 2nd Edition at the upgrade price through end-of-day October 1, 2018. Simply head the Pricing Section to choose your format.
Nope! You can purchase whatever version of the book that suits you, or the combination of both the physical and digital copies of the book!
Be sure to check our What's New Video for a walk-through of what's new!
A beautifully designed new cover with a matte finish to reduce scratching, fingerprints, and glare
It’s bigger by 83% (1st edition is 105 pages, 2nd edition is 192 pages)
The online “extras” patterns available to “DIY book” owners are all integrated into the 2nd edition
Colored tabs on the sides of pages keep track of sections more easily
Added Content: Stitch People’s design philosophy explained, floss color and Aida fabric color comparisons, instructions about how to make the most of the book, more information about spacing characters, how to layer characters, how to customize pet patterns, expanded floss color recommendations, example portrait patterns, enhanced finished portrait gallery (with customer portrait photo submissions!), detailed glossary
Added patterns: women’s hairstyles, women’s clothing, men’s hairstyles, children’s clothing, babies, toddlers, additional dog breeds, small pets, expanded accessories, a dozen new fonts/alphabets, departed loved ones, tattoos, making characters wider
Added tutorials: Better instructions for running stitch, back stitch, and French knots, extensive half-stitch descriptions and illustrations, more detailed pet stitching techniques, curly hair instruction, straight hair instruction, clothing print techniques, lace techniques
We’re so excited you want to share the Stitch People love! Feel free to purchase a copy of the 2nd edition of the book for a friend. We’re giving everyone the opportunity to buy up to two copies of the book at their given available discounted rate. When you get to the Pricing Section, you'll see the option to pre-order a second copy. If you order two books, they'll both be sent to you, and you can give the second book to your friend.
Keep an eye out for official pre-orders to start at 12:01am Eastern Time on Monday, September 10th! If you're part of our email newsletter, you'll get 20% off when you pre-order. If you're not on the list, you can join here, or if you'd rather not, you'll still get 15% off during the pre-order period (ends October 1st).
Digital copies of the book will be delivered to those that have purchased it via email on October 2. Physical copies of the book will be delivered to those who have ordered it in mid-to-late October. We’ll keep you updated via email on exact dates as we get closer.
Keep it for reference or travel! Or give it to a child, neighbor, or favorite niece! Or donate it to a library or after-school program for kids! (You certainly don’t have to send it back to us).
We still have some physical copies of the 1st edition available. Once the 2nd edition starts shipping, we'll discontinue the 1st edition E-Book and we'll mark down the price of remaining physical copies. Once those are sold out, the 1st edition will be officially retired.
The 2nd Edition of “Do-It-Yourself Stitch People” is approximately 83% bigger than the first edition of the book (192 pages vs. 105), adding LOTS more value. Our costs have also risen a bit because of how much bigger/longer the book is, affecting both the printing and shipping costs.
Yes, the extras patterns will still continue to be available online for owners of both editions of “Do-It-Yourself Stitch People.” While the majority of the extras have been integrated into the 2nd Edition of the book, not all have been, and there may continue to be more extras released in the future.
At this point, we don't foresee a 3rd edition of “Do-It-Yourself Stitch People.”
When we released “Do-It-Yourself Stitch People,” we knew it wasn’t perfect. Almost immediately, there were oversights, and we have worked hard to make necessary additions to the book, and take into account the suggestions and wishes of Stitch People fans.
While there’s no such thing as perfection, we’re quite confident in the 2nd edition of the book, and are sure it’s got some serious staying power.
Yes! The printed book will be available in Canada. We're sorry the 1st edition hasn't been availalbe in a while, but we're excited to have the 2nd edition available to purchase in Canada!