The actual templates you receive will look a little different from the video and images (read the full description below for details)
Who’s ready to SAVE TIME?! For anyone who design stheir Stitch People portrait patterns by hand, these traceable characters templates can be used to brainstorm character layouts, and cut down on the time it takes to draw each character by hand!
These characters fit well on size 7 graph paper, which is twice (2x) the size of size 14 Aida fabric. This size graph paper is available in the Character Design Pages of “Do-It-Yourself Stitch People,” in our downloadable graph paper freebie, and it can be generated online as well using free graph paper generators.
(We currently aren’t making smaller traceable templates available at this time, as they lend themselves to breakage due to the small elements like feet, necks, tails, etc.)
- 5×7 zip-up Stitch People pouch
- 2 adult-sized characters
- 14 child-teenage sized characters
- 1 generic cat
- 1 generic dog
- 1 long straight edge (50 squares wide)
- 1 short ruler (10 squares wide)
What Will the Templates Look Like?
The dimensions of each figure will be etched onto the acrylic to make counting easier when your pattern is finished (as shown in the image on this page with the cat character).
Each “category” of characters will be assigned different transparent colors:
- Adult figures: Green
- Pets: Orange
- Rulers/straight edges: Clear
- Children’s figures: magenta, yellow, and cyan to match the color coding system in the 2nd Edition of “Do-It-Yourself Stitch People.
Care / Replacements
If your templates arrive broken, please let us know as soon as possible. We will happily replace the templates that have arrived broken. To make sure your templates last a long time, store them in the provided pouch in a dry place with no extremes of temperature. The templates have very small areas, which can break if not handled with care. If your templates break during use, we recommend using an epoxy glue such as Gorilla Glue or E6000 to carefully reattach the broken areas.
Shipping to the EU?
Customers shipping to EU countries should be aware that VAT is NOT paid during checkout. This means that additional fees or duties may be incurred which could result in additional cost and/or delays in the receipt of your item. Before purchase, contact your country’s customs officials to make sure you are aware of any additional duties or fees that may affect your purchase.