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
shabby chic heart hangings

Here's how to make perfect heart hangings, to decorate your home, using the cross stitch patterns featured in our issue 214 of The World of Cross Stitching mag (page 57).

How to make a cute cat toy!

Your cat will adore these gorgeous toys, made using the charts from Crazy 185!

How to make up your pretty pom-pom cushion!

Turn this adorable applique design from issue 186 of Cross Stitch Crazy into a cute pom-pom cushion!

How to make a funky cake topper

Make a funky cake topper for your Christmas bakes with our handy How To guide!

How to make a pretty heart hanging

Make a pretty heart hanging to decorate your home with our handy How To guide!

These lovely bookmarks will be a hit with any bookworm! Follow our step-by-step guide for how to make them.

How to make a Kindle cover


We show you how to make a Kindle cover using the stitched design from issue 207, Try Something New, p61!




Cross stitched Russian doll phone charm

With their beautiful beads and bright colours, these tiny matryoshka dolls make fabulous phone charms that are so easy to create - just follow our step-by-step guide!

You'll definitely want to display the magnificent elephant portrait from issue 206 once you've stitched it. We show you how to make a wall hanging like the one we featured in the issue
How to present your work as a canvas

Learn how to mount your stitching as a canvas. This is a really easy way to get a contemporary look for your home.

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