Quick gift idea: retro teapot clock


Looking for a quick gift idea? This retro-style teapot clock from the March issue of CrossStitcher could be just the thing. You only need a handful of threads and you can tailor the colours to suit the recipient’s decor (or your own of course!). The clock can be stitched on evenweave or aida, whichever you… Continue reading

Editor’s pick – March issue of CrossStitcher


We get so much pleasure from sewing for others. It takes time, effort and love to stitch a picture or sampler and it’s so rewarding to see the recipient enjoying the gift. In the March issue of CrossStitcher editor Jenny’s favourite project is the perfect present for a young child – a cross stitched train… Continue reading

The Savvy Stitcher on Pinterest

Savvy Stitcher sheep keyring

Join us on Pinterest and get another helping of CrossStitcher inspiration with every issue! Have you visited the CrossStitcher Pinterest page yet? We create a new board every month to tie in with our Savvy Stitcher projects – use our pins to add project ideas to your own Pinterest boards, or just to spark a… Continue reading

The Savvy Stitcher – buttons (including a step-by-step guide to making your own)

Savvy Stitcher button notebook from March 2015 issue of CrossStitcher

A Savvy Stitcher is someone who knows a thing or two about sewing, and they’re looking for a little creative extra to make their projects really stand out. Every issue we tackle a different technique, providing step-by-step instructions and the charts you need to complete a handful of gorgeous projects. In our March issue, the… Continue reading

Dress-up Sophie card – what’s yours wearing?

March cover gift - dress up doll card

Join us on a trip down memory lane with our Sophie dress-up doll. Did you play with paper dolls as a child? Starting with a cardboard dolly (usually in her pants and vest!), we remember the excitement of choosing each outfit and then folding the fiddly tabs into place. We had this simple pleasure in… Continue reading

Get happy with CrossStitcher – the March issue is out now!

March issue of CrossStitcher with butterfly pattern

We’re thrilled to tell you that the March issue of CrossStitcher goes on sale today! We’ve pulled together a cracking selection of projects for you this month, so get ready to get stitching… First up, let us draw your attention to this month’s gorgeous cover project, shown above. This beautiful butterfly picture seems to burst… Continue reading

Fall in love with CrossStitcher’s February issue – out now

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It may be chilly outside, but CrossStitcher’s February issue (288, out now here) is sure to warm your heart. Packed with the most gorgeous treats for yourself, your friends and your valentine, it’s the perfect magazine for cosy afternoons indoors. Dreaming of a trip to Paris with your special someone this Valentine’s Day? Then you’ll… Continue reading

Curl up with CrossStitcher’s January issue – out now


Put the kettle on, grab the rich teas and cuddle up on the sofa with a blanket and CrossStitcher’s January issue. That’s right, our utterly snuggly new magazine, number 287, is out today. We always love Belle & Boo, but our cover project this month has us totally enchanted. Belle and her friend Boo are… Continue reading

Celebrate Christmas with CrossStitcher’s December issue – out now


Christmas is now just over a month away, so it’s time to ramp up your festive stitching. And we’ve filled our December issue (286 – out now here) with cosy homestyle and gifts everyone will love. Our cover star is an adorable sausage dog and his robin friend. Our little canine is looking very snug… Continue reading

Get set for Christmas with our November issue – out now!


Hands up who loves stitching for Christmas – most of you we expect! There’s nothing better than curling up on an autumn afternoon with a mug of coffee and a few festive songs on the iPod to stitch gifts and homestyle that’ll be treasured for years. So we’ve packed our November issue, number 285 (out now)… Continue reading