Making up

Knowing the right way to do things can make or break a stitching project. Read on for tried and tested advice which will help your confidence as well as your stitching.

Hannah Bellis, Editor of The World of Cross Stitching

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how to make a padded hanging

Stitch this whimsical tooth fairy chart from the fairy-themed Design Library in issue 258 of The World of Cross Stitching, then follow the instructions below to make your very own padded hanging!

scissor fob how to

Enjoy stitching this sweet chart from the summer-themed Design Library in issue 256 of The World of Cross Stitching, then follow the instructions below to make your very own scissor fob!

How to make a pencil case

Stitch these ABC charts from issue 254 of The World of Cross Stitching, then follow the instructions below to make your very own personalised pencil case!

 

Make this stylish teatime set!

Stitch this trio of charts from issue 215 of Crazy, then follow the instructions below to turn them into a gorgeous tea cosy, coaster and mug hug!

Make this delightful advent calendar!

Stitch these sweet pockets using the One Nighters charts from issue 208 of Crazy, then follow the instructions below to turn them into a beautiful advent calendar!

Make these fun beach bags!

Stitch these super-cute summer designs using the charts from issue 204 of Crazy, then follow the instructions below to turn them into handy beach bags - the ultimate seaside accessory!

Make these cute advent stockings!

Stitch these super-cute motifs using the charts from issue 196 of Crazy, then follow the instructions below to turn them into an adorable set of stockings!

How to make a padded hanging

Turn your Santa's sign from issue 222 into a gorgeous hanging so, come Christmas, Santa will know where to stop and leave presents!

Make an eye-catching pincushion and scissor fob!

Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to make up your stitching into a handy pincushion and matching scissor fob! Ours are made using the patchwork-style charts from issue 195 of Cross Stitch Crazy, on sale now! 

How to make a scented sachet

Turn small designs like our royal carriage chart from the Fairytale set in issue 220 into pretty padded scented sachets that make fabulous decorations for your home

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