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

Top Ten Projects
Make yourself a cosy eye mask!

Make bedtime that extra bit more special with Emma Congdon's pretty sleep mask!

How to make a pocket hanging

Learn how to make the sweet pocket hanging from the Design Library in issue 275 of The World of Cross Stitching.

How to make a padded hanging

We show you how to make the very cute gingerbread hanging from issue 273 of The World of Cross Stitching, but these instructions can be used to make any padded hanging from your stitched designs, plus we've included ideas for customisation!

How to make a padded cube toy

Stitch the transport-themed charts from issue 272 (October 2018) of The World of Cross Stitching, on sale 9 August, then follow the instructions below to make your very own cute padded cube toy for a vehicle-obsessed tot!

Make these pretty pinwheels!

Make these pretty pinwheels from Crazy issue 243!

How to make a pinboard

Stitch this tropical leaves chart from issue 264 (Feb 2018) of The World of Cross Stitching, on sale 28th December, then follow the instructions below to make your very own pinboard for the kitchen!

make a wooden spoon hanging

Stitch this cheeky saying chart from issue 260 (Nov 2017) of The World of Cross Stitching, then follow the instructions below to make your very own hanging for the kitchen!

make a gift stocking for a pet

Stitch this Pekingese chart from the Pet of the Month page in issue 260 of The World of Cross Stitching, then follow the instructions below to make your very gift stocking!

Halloween decoration

Stitch this spooky tree silhouette chart from the Halloween-themed Design Library in issue 259 (Oct 2017) of The World of Cross Stitching, then follow the instructions below to make your very own padded hanging!

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!

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