Weekend freebie – jeans makeover

5 7 Nov Coats jeans hoop

It’s the weekend! To celebrate, we’re back with a new Weekend Freebie – and it’s a fabulous one from Coats for any crafters who have an old pair of jeans in need of a new lease of life. Designer Eva Herr has come up with this clever idea for not only making over worn-out jeans but… Continue reading

Mood board: stitched gifts for children

3 Nov stitched gifts for kids

Stitched toys and treasures make brilliant gifts for children. So with Christmas round the corner, we’ve put together a mood board of some of our favourite projects for little ones. They’re sure to give you bit of inspiration if you’re planning to make a pressie for a tot! All the projects are from past issues… Continue reading

Weekend freebie: Halloween

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Boo! It’s Friday, and it’s the scariest night of the year! As a bit of Halloween fun, we’ve picked a spooky chart from DMC for our new Weekend Freebie. This design features four motifs – two pumpkins, a ghost and a witch’s hat. Stitch them up together for a fun picture for a little one…. Continue reading

Great savings in our spook-tacular Halloween sale


Enjoy half-price digital back issues of CrossStitcher in our Halloween sale! From now until 5 November, you can buy and download back issues of CrossStitcher for £1.99 rather than the usual price of £3.99 on Apple Newsstand and Google Play. So, if  you’ve missed a design in CrossStitcher that you’re desperate to stitch, now’s a great… Continue reading

Stitch a card & send Christmas wishes to the elderly


Christmas is all about festive cheer and spreading good tidings. So when Philippa Griffin got in touch to tell us about her Festive Friends project, we just had to share it with you. Philippa has long been concerned about the social isolation felt by many elderly people – particularly at Christmas. She’s joined up with national charity… Continue reading

The perfect Christmas gift


Treat friends and family to the perfect gift this Christmas by giving them a subscription to their favourite magazine. With our amazing Christmas deals, you can save up to 45% on a subscription to your chosen magazine – it’s the gift that lasts all year long! Fellow stitchers will adore a subscription to CrossStitcher, giving… Continue reading

Weekend freebie!

3 24 Oct Lesley Teare Christmas

It’s Friday! And the festive season is oh so close now! To celebrate, we’ve got another instalment of our Weekend Freebie. This gorgeous Christmas heart has been designed by Lesley Teare and is available on her website www.lesleyteare.com. She posted the chart on her blog on 4 September 2014, so once you’ve clicked on her blog… Continue reading

Win tickets to The Festive Gift Fair!

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Love Christmas shopping but not so keen on battling the crowds on the high street? Then put The Festive Gift Fair, at Birmingham’s NEC on 20-23 November, in your diary. We have five pairs of tickets to the fair to give away, so enter our competition here to try to win some! Featuring 325 stalls selling… Continue reading

Mood board: Christmas stitching

20 Oct mood board

It may still be October, but the festive period is fast approaching and if you’re keen to stitch up a big Christmas project for your home, now’s the time to start. We’ve packed our November issue (number 285, our now) with stunning Christmas stitching you’re sure to love. Plus, to treat you to a little… Continue reading

Weekend freebie!

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It’s the weekend again – yippee! So we’re back with a new Weekend Freebie. This week, try your hand at embroidery with this oh-so-cute mini hoop necklace project from www.makeitcoats.com. All you need to do is click here to download the instructions, then gather your materials and get stitching. You’ll need to register your details… Continue reading