The Cross Stitch Blog

My cross stitch blog! Blog posts all about cross stitch! How to cross stitch tutorials for beginners as well as extra tutorials on how to finish your piece and how to make home decor items from your cross stitch work.

What Do You Get in a Cross Stitch Kit and How Much Do They Cost?

In this post, I am going to share what you get in a cross stitch and how much they tend to cost. All brands and business’ will be different but this is just a general overview. 4 guaranteed things you will get in your cross stitch kit: Something to stitch onto A cross stitch pattern …

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Cross Stitch Tips and Tricks for Beginners and Beyond (from the Hannah Hand Makes Community)

In this post, I’m sharing all the cross stitch tips and tricks (for beginners and beyond) that have been sent in by the Hannah Hand Makes community. If you would like to submit your own tip you can do so here and be sure to sign up to hear if your tip has been featured! …

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DMC Light Effects or Étoile Threads; Which Are Better?

In this post, I’m going to compare 2 of my favourite collections of thread; DMC Light Effects and Étoile. Light Effects is a metallic thread and Étoile is a glitter one. Is Light Effects or Étoile thread easier to stitch with? Which has the better range of colours? Is Light Effects or Étoile more sparkly? …

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The Top 10 Blog Posts to Teach You How to Cross Stitch

Are you tired of searching through Pinterest for all the cross stitch information you can find? These 10 blog posts will teach you how to cross stitch without scrolling through article after article. Here at Hannah Hand Makes I’m all about taking the overwhelm of learning crafts and creativity away so you actually get on …

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Preparing for Cross Stitch | 6 Things to Do Before You Start Stitching

In this post, I’m sharing how to prepare your cross stitch project before you even start stitching.  *This post contains affiliate links. I only ever recommend something I have bought and used myself. I don’t always do every tip mentioned here for every project; it depends on how big the design is, what fabric I use and …

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