It’s World Cross Stitch Day today and the perfect time to try out this easy portable craft or plan a new project. Here’s some kawaii ideas with a mix of patterns, kits and books.
Stitch & Story (UK) have a new Pusheen Patisserie collection and there’s 4 cute kits to choose from, all suitable for beginners. They have plenty more kawaii designs with Pusheen too, plus Hello Kitty and Peanuts.
I always forget that Trellis & Thyme design cross stitch patterns as well as felt sewing patterns. There’s so many cute food designs and these Frosty Treats bundles are perfect for bit of outdoor crafting. They’re all PDFs so you can download and get stitching straight away.
Satsuma Street (US) have so many incredible designs, with both kits and digital patterns for all skill levels. I think these vintage style Flower Friends are so sweet but there’s also some fun new spooky ornaments for Halloween.
I’ve been wanting to try one of the adorable and whimsical cross stitch patterns by Kyoko Maruoka for Gera! for a while so was happy to see they’re available for download at Stitched Modern (US). There’s lots of cute samplers, plus designs that can be turned into usable items like boxes and card cases. The rest of the site is worth a browse too as they stock lots of designers, plus supplies.
On to books and Tokyo Pixel have made their Mega Mini Cross Stitch books available as PDFs. There’s 4 to choose from, with 700-900 designs in each, and you can even sell items you make with them. Check out the rest of the shop too as there’s some really unique items including cross stitch watches. I really want to visit their Tokyo shop & gallery one day.
I also like the look of Cross Stitch Collages by Stitchonomy (EU), which has 250 tiny patterns and bigger projects too. You can get it from their Etsy shop as a print book or ebook, along with loads of fun patterns, kits and supplies.
Stitchrovia (UK) have a lot of really clever designs and samplers that would cheer up any room in the house. Designer Emma Congdon has also written a few books including Cross Stitch for the Earth (UK/US), which is full of colourful designs to help you appreciate and celebrate nature.
Halloween is really not that far away and creepy cute fans are sure to be inspired by Creepy Cross-Stitch: 25 Spooky Projects to Haunt Your Halls (UK/US). The designs are on the darker side but there’s a few cute ghosts too. You can also buy the book and other patterns from Lindsay’s shop Tusk and Cardinal (US).
Hope that’s given you some ideas! You can also check out our other cross stitch posts including free patterns and supplies.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.