How to customize a cross stitch portrait for your loved one | Adjusting a Stitch a Job pattern for your loved ones | Including free quotes and mini cross stitch alphabet
Customize our Stitch a Job pattern for your loved ones | How to customize a cross stitch portrait
Our Stitch a Job series patterns are often made as unique gift for loved ones. The series contains 100+ different patterns, from pilots to gardeners and cat lovers. So there is always one for your loved one. And in this blog we explain how to customize a cross stitch portrait to make it even more personal.
The standard version of each pattern includes the job title, but you can easily make it more personal by adding the name of the person or a fitting quote. Scroll down to see the full alphabet pattern and fitting quotes to customize your pattern.
Want us to do it for you? You can purchase a custom cross stitch kit here.
Quotes to include under your cross stitched people
You can also customize your cross stitch work with a quote that totally fits the displayed person. Add the quote under your cross stitched people. Ensure you line the quote in the middle of your cross stitch project. In your stitch a job pattern you will see arrows indicating the centre. Line this up with the red blocks given in these quote samples.
Of course you can also add your own quote to the pattern. Ensure that the quote is not too long otherwise it will be out of proportion with your pattern. Your quote should be able to fit in a grid of max 42 x 15 blocks.
Ask us to make a custom cross stitch design for your colleague, friend or family
Do you like to stitch the most original gift for your loved ones? Looking for a job or hobby, but can’t find it in our collection? Ask us to make a custom design for you!
This is actually how our collection keeps growing.
All patterns in the stitch a job collection are real people. Some might be famous, most are regular people like you and me. They all have a cross stitching loved one that gave them something special.
Add a comment to your order with all the details you like us to cover: what profession or sports? what tools should we include? any hair color or other details we should know? You can also email us a picture of your loved one.
We start designing.
Within 5 workdays we email you the design for confirmation (a)
Once you are happy we will make the cross stitch kit and ship it to you.
(a) During peak season it may take longer. Contact us if you are in a time crunch.