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How to Choose a Cross-Stitch Craft Kit

With thousands of cross-stitch craft kits on the market, the most difficult part of your project might be selecting just one. But with a little forethought, you can soon be threading your needle.


  • Step 1: Identify your skill level Identify your skill level before searching for a kit. The art of cross-stitch may be learned by children as young as five, as well as elderly crafters.
  • Step 2: Determine project type Determine the type of project you wish to stitch, whether a masterpiece for framing, a baby bib, a tree skirt, or any number of other items.
  • TIP: Small projects are easier and require less time to complete, making them suitable for young and novice stitchers.
  • Step 3: Choose design style Choose your design style from the limitless selection, ranging from heritage reproductions, Celtic art, Art Nouveau, and everything in between.
  • Step 4: Identify your budget Cross-stitch kits range in price from $5 to $100, so decide how much you wish to invest in your project.
  • Step 5: Examine kits Examine kit selections available at stores and online, making sure to note what supplies are included and what extra supplies you might need to purchase.
  • Step 6: Select kit Select your kit based on your preferences. Now all you have to worry about is becoming one of the many confessed cross-stitch addicts around the globe.
  • FACT: Girls in 18th century America were trained in needlework and expected to create at least two sampler projects during their youth to demonstrate their stitching skills.

You Will Need

  • A project type
  • A design style
  • A budget
  • Craft stores
  • A computer with internet access

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