Original geeky cross stitch patterns

Falkirk, United Kingdom · 3460 Sales


Original geeky cross stitch patterns

Falkirk, United Kingdom 3460 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Welcome to Capes and Crafts - home of geeky stitches! We produce unique, nerdy cross stitch patterns and awesome fandom inspired gifts. Visit for free patterns and tutorials.


Last updated on Aug 12, 2017

Welcome to Capes and Crafts - home of geeky stitches! We produce unique, nerdy cross stitch patterns and awesome fandom inspired gifts. Visit for free patterns and tutorials.

Emma Browning

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Emma Browning


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Cosmic stitches abound in store right now! These galactic themed silhouettes might be a tad trickier to stitch but they look so wonderful once they're done that they're hard to resist!

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The full range of Rugrats items are available in store now! The perfect Christmas gift for that special 90s kid in your life!

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Mathematical! This Adventure Time fabric is so bright and vibrant that it genuinely put a smile on my face to work with it! These three lovely gifts are available now! Shmowzow!
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The home of geeky stitches.

Capes and Crafts is run by Emma and Steve, otherwise known as the lady Cape and the beardy Cape. The store was born when the lady Cape finally decided that she'd never be great at knitting and needed another craft to occupy her hands. She went back to cross stitching, and dragged the beardy Cape along for the ride, teaching him everything he'd need to know. But the two caped crafters really felt that there were a lack of patterns that suited their geeky, offbeat tastes.

So, they started creating their own patterns. The patterns usually begin life when they hear a great line in a TV show or movie, or when they fall in love with a character. Basically, whenever they think something is awesome, they start brainstorming ways to turn it into a sampler! And finding like-minded people in their lovely customers, who wanted to stitch something unique and nerdy, was amazing!

The store's range is ever expanding, including kits, geeky gifts in wonderful fabrics and greeting cards, with more new products planned for the future!
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Shop members

  • Emma Browning

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Evil Genius

    a.k.a the lady Cape. Emma has always been crafty and nerdy and Capes and Crafts has allowed her to indulge in being unashamedly both! Responsible for the day to day running of the store, Emma answers emails, packs orders and sews up a storm.

  • Steve Browning

    Owner, Designer, Troubleshooter, Shipping, Tea Maker

    a.k.a, the beardy Cape. Steve is the ideas man; the bloke with the grand concepts and big ambitions. He also makes the best tea.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 28, 2015
Hi there, and welcome to the oh-so-fun rules and regulations page. we'll try to keep things short and clear, but if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
We accept payment through Paypal, by credit card through Etsy's direct checkout option, and can also now accept Etsy gift cards!
Cross stitch patterns are sent as a printable PDF which you will need Adobe reader to open. Patterns are available via instant download once payment is received.

We ship using the least expensive option, through Royal Mail. If you would prefer your item to have a tracking number, it will add a few pounds to your shipping costs. Just let us know and we will adjust your shipping costs. If you do not see your country on the shipping lists, we will be happy to let you know how much it will cost if you drop us a message. Please remember that our shipping costs also include the costs of packaging materials.

Any cutoms fees, duties, taxes etc are the responsibility of the buyer. We will not pay these.

Please allow 1 week for items to arrive. International buyers should allow 2-3 weeks. If you request a custom order, we will let you know when it has been shipped.
Refunds and Exchanges
We really hope you are happy with your purchase. We try as far as possible to make sure photos and descriptions are accurate, though all items are handmade and there may be slight variances. If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, please get in touch and we will do our best to put things right.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of digital files, we cannot refund pattern purchases, but if there is a problem with the pattern, please let me know and we will try to sort things out.
Additional policies and FAQs
We happily welcome custom orders, both physical and digital. If you would like us to stitch up a pattern for you, just drop us a line and we'll give you a quote. We can send finished patterns on rolled aida for you to frame at home, or ready framed (usually in embroidery hoop.) Or if there's something you can't see in store, we can work with you to create the finished piece you have in mind.

Alternatively, if there is a theme, character or fandom you really want to stitch yourself, but we don't have a pattern you've fallen in love with, we can create a custom PDF pattern for you! Custom PDF patterns cost between £5.00 and £15.00 depending on the size and complexity, and will usually be designed and sent to you within a week of your order. During the design process we will keep in touch with you to let you know how your order is progressing and alert you to any delays.

Customers within the EU should be aware that as of 2015, new VAT rules have come into effect which mean that digital files, like our patterns, now attract VAT at the rate for the country the buyer is based in. Previously, under UK VAT laws, there was no tax to pay on our patterns, but now the cost will vary depending on where you live within the EU. The price you see displayed now includes VAT. Customers outside of the EU will see no differences.