Start designing and stitching your own family portraits!

With the easy-to-use DIY Stitch People book, you can mix and match to your heart's content to get the perfect pattern for each character in your portrait. The book will walk you through everything from designing your portrait, to mapping it out, stitching it, and even framing it.

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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. Trust me, I've stitched over 300 portraits!

  • 105 pages of patterns and instruction
  • Online access to extra online patterns
  • 38 dog breeds, 16 cat breeds (click here to see full list)
  • 4 alphabet styles
  • 82 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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