Learn to Cross Stitch: Beginner Basics

Jillian Gomez, Cross Stitch Pattern Designer

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
6 Videos (31m)
    • Introduction

      1:23
    • Prepping Your Supplies

      4:38
    • Reading a Pattern

      5:43
    • Start Stitching

      11:15
    • Special Stitches

      7:16
    • Go Forth and Stitch

      0:31

About This Class

In this class you will learn the ins and outs of cross-stitch while making your very own adorable little piece of art. Jillian Gomez, a Los Angeles area native and life-long crafter, will teach you from her little duplex in Atwater Village.

If you've never picked up a needle before, you are in luck! Cross stitch is an easy and meditative craft that can be done by anyone. Seriously! If you can count to 10, you can cross stitch. Once you've mastered the basic stitch, the design possibilities are endless. You can create your own patterns or find more patterns than can be stitched in a lifetime for sale on etsy.

In this class, you will have the choice of 3 different patterns to choose from; all of which can fit into a 3 inch hoop. All will be available for download so once you master your first one, you will have access to 2 additional patterns. 

4 of 4 students recommendSee All

Great beginner class!
Mandy Ford

Mandy Ford Art & Illustration

Love all these amazing helpful tips! Can't wait to finish my first cross-stitch. Very concise and awesome directions. Also, you are my first completed Skillshare class! WOO!
Sara Wilde

Photographer | Graphic Designer | Happy Person

36

Students

--

Projects

Jillian Gomez

Cross Stitch Pattern Designer

I'm a life-long crafter. I spent most days of my childhood on my bedroom floor making friendship bracelets, Popsicle stick jewelry boxes, paint-by-number kits, and for my 4th grade California Mission project, instead of a diorama like most kids, I made a custom latch hook pillow of the San Gabriel Mission (with small bell in the tower included).

This need to make whimsical treats with my hands has stuck with me into adulthood and I've tried my hand at most traditional crafts. I am all about small and quick projects that make you feel the jolt of accomplishment within the first hour.

Cross Stitch Patterns available at: www.loopgroup.etsy.com