7 Modern Cross Stitch Designers to Discover

From family friendly to risque: the latest modern cross stitch designers.

Satsuma Street

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 have 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

    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 does have an Etsy shop and can be found on Pinterest. Check out her site on Fridays for Free Pattern Friday.  She also creates other crafty projects such as quilt patterns and hexigon artwork. She does it all! 

    Hugs Are Fun 


  • 02 of 07

    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...MORE Happy People," 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. 

    Satsuma Street

  • 03 of 07

     Wee Little Stitches has been around for some time but that doesn't mean that they are old and tired. Just the opposite! They continuously create new pop culture patterns. Their little pixulated people have caught on like wildfire and there is no end in sight. They can even create a personalized pattern of your family on the Etsy storefront. Their website has free patterns as well as tutorials for creating the perfect stitch. They are constantly refreshing their inventory and patterns to...MORE keep up with pop culture. Make sure you check out their blog and social media pages for sales. 

    Wee Little Stitches 

  • 04 of 07

     No one can take an every day item and make it look so cute like the Tiny Modernist can. Her samplers are adorable. 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 also includes free patterns. Cheryl from the Tiny Modernist has a true love of cross stitch and wants to share it with all of you. She also creates patterns for various cultures. How can vikings...MORE be so cute? You can find her on social media and on Etsy. She also creates seasonal patterns for the holidays. 

    The Tiny Modernist 

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  • 05 of 07

    Nerdy Little Stitcher

    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 her 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! 

    Nerdy LittleStitcher

  • 06 of 07

    If you are looking  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 year long stitch alongs. There is a Primitive Hare group on Facebook where you will get previews and other up to date information about sales and...MORE patterns. 


    The Primitive Hare 

  • 07 of 07

    Snarky Art Company

     Laughter is the best medicine. Just ask The Snarky Art Company. Their cross stitch patterns are humorous, outlandish and full of wise cracks. From tongue and cheek samplers to naughty over the top quotes, they have something for everyone...if everyone had a sarcastic sense of humor. Be warned that a lot of the patterns are not suitable for work, people or are easily offended or small children. If snark isn't your thing, they also have pop culture icons, sweet sayings and holiday patterns. 

    Sn...MOREarky Art Company

These are just a few of the wonderful cross stitch artist who are setting trends in the stitching world. They create their own style and play by their own rules; not being tied down to the conventional way of thinking. They have taken a craft that has been aimed at the older set and made it hip and modern. This is just a tip of the iceberg for cross stitch creators. Get out there an explore a new world and new designers.