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
Egg cosy

How to make an egg cosy

A blue pocket organiser hung on a bathroom wall

You can make any cross stitched squares into a fun pocket organiser to help sort out the clutter in your nursery, bedroom or bathroom. We show you how simple it is in this step-by-step guide. Once you've tried it once, there'll be no stopping you!

Transform your stitches into a snuggly cover for your hottie

Making a 3D Christmas card couldn't be easier with these simple steps

Self-cover buttons add an extra dimension to a design – we show you how to add cross stitch.

Make a special gift in four simple steps

Making decorations

You can buy these fun little tree hanging frames from Framecraft. Many stitchers find a few in their stash, and they are a great way to finish stitching as a tree decoration and so simple to do. Read our step-by-step guide to see for yourself.

How to make a biscornu
These funny little pointed cushions look impressive but they are so simple to make
How to make a scissor fob

Any cross stitch square can be finished as a scissor fob to help you keep track of your embroidery scissors. Follow our step-by-step guide to see for yourself. Why not make one as a little gift for all your crafting friends?

These little finger puppets take just a few minutes to make, but hopefully will help keep a little one amused for hours and hours!

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