purpleafdesigns

Easy, Beginner Cross Stitch Patterns + Embroidery Kits

Highland, Michigan | 114 Sales

purpleafdesigns

Easy, Beginner Cross Stitch Patterns + Embroidery Kits

Highland, Michigan 114 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Purple Leaf Designs ◦ all things cross stitch, none of the perfectionism

Hi! I'm Erin. I’m the pattern designer, kit maker, and crazy cross stitcher behind Purple Leaf Designs. It’s just me here, so you won’t ever see me use a royal “we.”

I taught myself to cross stitch nearly 25 years ago. Yup, I was only a kid. And kids think they can do anything. No self-doubt!

But I learned before the internet was a thing – I had to figure out it all out myself. It might sound harder, but there was SO much less pressure!

The internet makes cross stitch seem like this crazy intimidating hobby. (Hint: It's not!)

All I did was cross stitch, and it made me happy.
And that’s the point, isn’t it? A hobby should make you HAPPY!

So I reject all that perfectionist stuff. It’s useless noise that fills your head with garbage thoughts.

Here's what you need to know about cross stitch:

You don’t need to have been blessed at birth with crazy artistic talents to cross stitch. Seriously. Cross stitch is like connect the dots, but with a needle and floss.

It’s inexpensive, and all the supplies are small. So if you don’t have a dedicated wing of your home to store supplies, you’ll be fine. You can easily buy everything you need for a starter project for $20 or less.

Cross stitch is a super relaxing hobby. It’s great when your brain needs to chill after a long day. Plus, you can actually feel accomplished while bingeing whatever’s new on Netflix!

If you're ready to learn an amazing new hobby, I want to help!
Check out the blog for some tutorials and browse the shop for a great beginner kit!
Send me a convo if you have any questions!

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Last updated on Jan 25, 2019
Frequently asked questions
How many strands should I stitch with?

I can't answer this for you. It's purely personal preference.

I like to use the loop start method, so I typically stitch with 2 or 4 strands. But honestly, you do you.

My kits are designed so that you'll have plenty of floss to use 2 strands. If you like to use more floss, convo me before ordering a kit so I can make sure you'll have enough to cross stitch the way you prefer!

Do you offer expedited processing or 2 day shipping?

Yes to both!

If you need either expedited processing or express shipping (or both!), please contact me before placing your order.

As long as I can accommodate your request, I'll create a custom listing for you that reflects the timing and pricing accurately.