Make it Betty

Manchester, United Kingdom 128 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (34)


Make it Betty

Manchester, United Kingdom | 128 Sales


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About MakeItBetty

Sales 128
On Etsy since 2015

About Make it Betty

Hi, my name's Betty and I'm a little bit obsessed with all things cross stitch and embroidery...

I design and stitch every hoop by hand from my little house in Cheshire, and can usually be found covered in embroidery thread with about five projects on the go!

Embroidery isn't a granny sport any more, (haven't you heard?) and I love to mix and match traditional stitching techniques and materials with fun mottos and bold colours to make you smile and brighten up those pesky bare walls.

I put a lot of love into each of my designs and I like to share my making process over on Instagram, so you can watch each hoop's journey from start to finish. If you want to take a look please follow @makeitbetty so you can see for yourself!

If you have a lovely idea for a gift or a personalised design you'd like for yourself please drop me a conversation on Etsy and I'll do my best to bring your idea to life!

I've also designed the Sketch it Stitch it books, which are handy A5 sketch books for you to design your crafty patterns in, whether they're cross stitch, crochet or even quilting! These are printed by the lovely people at Awesome Merchandise (who are based just across the Pennines in Yorkshire) and I hope they inspire you to start sketching out your own designs too!

Make it Betty


Shop members

  • Betty

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Welcome to Make it Betty, my little shop of original, handmade stitched and embroidered designs. Whether you'd like to brighten up bare walls or buy a quirky and colourful gift, I hope you can find what you need! x

  • Printers


    My wonderful printing partner, bring the Sketch it Stitch it books to life from their HQ across the Pennines in Yorkshire.

Production partners

  • Awesome Merchandise - a printing service

    Leeds, England

    Awesome Merchandise printed the Sketch it Stitch it books from their HQ in Yorkshire. This friendly bunch are experts at printing and love to help out independent makers to bring their designs to life.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 1, 2018
Hey! Thanks for visiting the Make it Betty shop where I sell my original, handmade embroidery and cross stitch designs to brighten up bare walls and put a smile on peoples' faces. I hand-stitch every one of my pieces myself from my home in Manchester, England and pride myself in creating unique gifts for my lovely customers.

I also accept custom embroidery and cross stitch orders, (see below) so please get in touch if you have any ideas you'd like to see in a hoop or frame.

I have also recently launched the Sketch it Stitch it books, which are A5 sketch books which allow you to design your own crafty patterns, be they cross stitch, crochet or even quilting! These are designed by Make it Betty, with graphic design services from Vicky Welsby and printing from a wonderful printing company based just across the Pennines in Yorkshire.

To see more about what I'm up to, you can follow:

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I really hope that you love your purchase but if you are unhappy with it for any reason please contact me within 14 days of receiving your item. I can then refund the cost of the item and original postage & packaging fee upon successfully receiving the returned item in the original condition. I cannot accept responsibility for repaying return postage costs.
I accept payment through PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout (which allows you to use your debit or credit card) as well as Etsy vouchers.
Orders will be shipped to your Etsy address and will be posted out within 3-5 working days of purchase.

Once an item has been shipped I will send you a shipping notification outlining roughly when your item should reach you.

All items are shipped as standard second-class delivery with the UK Royal Mail and for domestic orders should arrive within a week of shipping. For international orders outside of the UK this process may take longer and I will specify this with the shipping notification.

Upgrades – Should you require an item to be shipped by a certain date or to be sent first class/ with tracking please send me a message prior to purchase to specify this and I will offer this at an additional cost.

All items are shipped in bubble mailer envelopes and each item is gift-wrapped in tissue paper and tied with twine. Should you require an additional personalised note or have any gift wrapping requests please drop me a message prior to or upon purchase.

If your item does not reach you within the expected timeframe please get in touch with me to let me know.

*Make it Betty is not responsible for any international customs charges which may be required when receiving international orders. Please check your country’s customs charges before making a purchase if you have any concerns.*
Additional policies and FAQs
All hoops are backed with felt, to ensure the back of the stitching cannot be seen and to provide added stability to the embroidery.

- If you have an idea of something you would like to see stitched in a hoop or frame please get in touch through the ‘Request customisation’ box down the left-hand panel of my Etsy shop. Please do take a look at my current designs to see whether my style/skills fit well with your request – If you’re searching for an A3 Renaissance cross stitch scene then perhaps I’m not the right person for the job!
- If I feel that I can create what you are looking for then I will explain how I plan to fulfil your brief and put forward an accompanying price. Custom orders will cost more than some of my other designs owing to the design time it takes and price will be dependent on the size, materials costs and level of detail required.
- Custom designs may take longer, however I will specify the expected timeframe in any conversations we have.

Do you design custom patterns too?
– I sell two original cross stitch patterns which can be downloaded from my Etsy shop, however I do not offer custom pattern design services.

I put a lot of love into every one of my designs, however please do keep in mind that all items sold by Make it Betty are handmade by me and therefore some small imperfections may be present. After all, I’m a human and not a machine!

Thanks for reading all of my shop policies, please get in touch if you have any queries or you require any more detail on any of this information.