7 Modern Cross-Stitch Designers to Discover

Cross-stitch is big again. There are artists creating patterns from traditional to more contemporary to naughty. No matter what your style is, there is a designer out there that represents you. Each one of these amazing cross-stitchers has their own personal style that can range from family-friendly to not suitable for work. Below is a small sampling of the most fun and best cross-stitch designers on the internet.

  • 01 of 07

    Satsuma Street

    Cross-stitch dog and bird

    Satsuma Street

    Are you a fan of the artwork that Mary Blair did for Disney? It is full of color, happiness, and wonderful shapes. If you've ever been on the It's a Small World ride, you have had a sampling of Mary's design skills. Jody Rice of Satsuma Street shows off her love for Mary Blair with the cross-stitch patterns.

    Showcasing different cities and seasons, Satsuma Street's designs are whimsical, fun, and happy. As a matter of fact, she proudly uses the phrase, "Cross-Stitch for a Happy World," and you should firmly believe that. You can find her patterns, for a reasonable price, at her Etsy shop. She is putting out new material all the time, including patterns for the holidays.

  • 02 of 07

    Wee Little Stitches

    Cross-stitch pixelated people

    Wee Little Stitches

    Wee Little Stitches has been around for some time, but that doesn't mean that it is old and tired. It's just the opposite. It continuously creates new pop culture patterns. Its ​pixelated people have caught on like wildfire and there is no end in sight. It can even create a personalized pattern of your family on its Etsy storefront.

    Its website has free patterns as well as tutorials for creating the perfect stitch. It is constantly refreshing its inventory and patterns to keep up with pop culture. Make sure you check out its blog and social media pages for sales.

  • 03 of 07

    The Tiny Modernist

    Cross-stitch skeleton heads

    The Tiny Modernist

    No one can take an everyday item and make it look so cute like the Tiny Modernist can. Her samplers are adorable as they incorporate a whimsical aspect to them that carries you away into the pattern itself. Her website includes several informative tutorials such as how to finish up your project, and she includes free patterns.

  • 04 of 07

    Nerdy Little Stitcher

    Cross-stitch underwear that reads: A change would do you good

    Nerdy Little Stitcher

    Nerdy Little Stitcher knows how to play with words. Her patterns run from silly to a little cheeky, but they are always hysterical. How can you be mad at a naughty saying when there is a cute little face behind it? You can find her on Facebook and her patterns on Etsy.

    If you are looking for a bit of sass, Nerdy Little Stitcher also has fun holiday patterns that are not your normal everyday pattern. She makes naughty too cute.

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    The Primitive Hare

    Cross-stitch art piece woman skeleton

    The Primitive Hare

    If you are looking for a more traditional pattern with a bit of a twist, then Primitive Hare has just what you are looking for. Her patterns are rich with history: both non-fiction and fictional. While most primitive patterns can lack detail, hers are rich in color and design. Her website offers free patterns and as well as for purchase. She also has stitch-alongs. There is a Primitive Hare group on Facebook where you will get previews and other up-to-date information about sales and patterns.

  • 06 of 07

    Snarky Art Company

    Cross-stitch snarky art that reads: Maybe swearing will help

    Snarky Art Company

    Laughter is the best medicine. Just ask the Snarky Art Company. Its cross-stitch patterns are humorous, outlandish, and full of wisecracks. Be warned that a lot of the patterns are not suitable for work, people who are easily offended, or small children. If snark isn't your thing, it also has pop culture icons, sweet sayings, and holiday patterns.

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    Hugs Are Fun

    Cross-stitch faces in hoops

    Hugs Are Fun

    Rebecca at Hugs Are Fun is a blast. Her infectious positive attitude and adorable free patterns will have you hooked in no time. Her patterns are full of vibrant colors and fun images. She also creates other crafty projects such as quilt patterns and hexagon artwork. She does it all.