Needlework & Cross Stitch Videos

Learn how to do all types of needlework - cross stitch, embroidery, etc., with these informational videos. Learning to by viewing videos is easier than reading instructions and looking at illustrations.

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Algerian Eye Stitch

A tutorial showing you how to make the Algerian Eye Stitch, which is also known as the Algerian Eyelet Stitch or the Star Eyelet Stitch.

Anchoring Floss - Loop Method (Video)

Learn how to use the loop method to secure embroidery floss.

Backstitch (Video)

This video will show you how to hand embroider the backstitch which is a common outline stitch used in counted cross stitch and embroidery.

Basket Stitch - Video

A embroidery stitch tutorial on how to do the basket stitch.

Blanket Stitch

Learn how to do the blanket stitch with this blanket stitch tutorial. It's used as an edging to attach applique designs, finish felt toys and ornaments, decorate crazy quilts and more.

Cason Desk Magnifier - Product Review

The Carson Magnifier and Desk Lamp is a 3X power magnifier and desk lamp ideal for crafters.

Chain Stitch (Video)

This video is on how to hand embroider a chain stitch. The chain stitch is a series of loops joined together to form a chain. A Chain stitch is used as a decorative outline stitch.

Christmas Tissue Box Cover

This is a easy and fun plastic canvas project. This video shows a Christmas tissue box cover made by a staff member at It is a wonderful gift idea for friends, co-workers or family!

Christmas Tree Pattern (Free Pattern)

Hand Embroidery of Gingham - Free Christmas Tree Pattern. After embroidering, make it into a pillow, Christmas decoration, placemats, or potholder. Staff

Coaster - Plastic Canvas Coaster #1

How to make plastic canvas coasters using a circle plastic canvas circle shape.

Coaster - Plastic Canvas Coaster #2

How to make a plastic canvas coaster with a circle shape.

Colonial Knot

A colonial knot stitch is a simple hand embroidery stitch that creates a cute little bump. Watch our video and read our concise photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions to learn how to make the colonial knot. Staff

Continental Stitch

This video explains how to do the continental stitch on plastic canvas. The continental stitch is a type of tent stitch. This stitch is also used in needlepoint.

Cross Stitch Pullover Bib Project

Baby cross stitch pullover bibs are thoughtful practical baby shower gifts for the mom-to-be or for the mom of a newborn. Or for your own baby.

Cross stitch bibs are a great way to create a soft, durable and personalized item for a lucky baby or toddler you love! Associate


Prepare cloth for cross stitching by placing masking tape or painter's tape around the edge of the fabric. This will stop fabric from fraying.

Double Cross Stitch (Smyrna Stitch)

Learn how to stitch the double cross stitch on plastic canvas. This stitch is also known as the Smyrna Stitch

Double Running Embroidery Stitch

This video will show you how to do the double running embroidery stitch which is also known as the Holbein stitch.

Easter Basket

Create an Easter basket with plastic canvas for an American Girl doll or 18" doll. This can also be used as an Easter decoration.

Ending Floss (Ending Thread)

How to secure or end floss on the back of a project by running the threaded needle under the previously stitched threads.

Feather Stitch (Video)

How to do the feather stitch. This is a hand-embroidery decorative stitch which creates a vine or branch looking line.

Floss - How to Separate Strands of Embroidery Floss

This video will show you how to quickly and easily separate strands of embroidery floss without tangling.

French Knot

Video showing how to make a French knot when working with plastic canvas. Also shows a great trick for threading yarn onto a needle!

French Knot (Video)

A tutorial on how to do the French knot.

Heart Ornament

Learn how to make cute and simple heart ornaments from felt. This is a fun project even kid's can do.

Herringbone Stitch (Video)

This video will show how to stitch the herringbone stitch. The herringbone stitch is a popular embroidery stitch often used for borders.

How to End Yarn (Plastic Canvas Basics)

Learn how to end yarn when working with plastic canvas.

How to Start Yarn (Plastic Canvas Basics)

Learn how to start and anchor the yarn when stitching on plastic canvas.

Lark's Head Knot (Plastic Canvas)

Learn how to make a Lark’s Head Knot. This stitch is used in plastic canvas project to add a fringed edge or for attaching a loop for hanging your project.

Lazy Daisy

This tutorial will show and explain how to make the lazy daisy stitch on plastic canvas.

Lazy Daisy Stitch (Video)

Learn how to do the lazy daisy stitch with this video.

Long Legged Cross Stitch (Plastic Canvas Joining Stitch)

How to join two pieces of plastic canvas together using the long legged cross stitch. This plastic canvas stitch is a decorative joining stitch.

Love You Keyring

Do you need a quick DIY gift for someone special? Make this quick and fun keyring with plastic canvas. Free pattern and instructions.
This project can be completed in an evening. Staff

Minecraft Creeper Key Chain (Zipper Pull)

How to make a plastic canvas key chain. Learn how to make a Minecraft Creeper keychain or zipper pull. This is a quick and easy project that you can make from plastic canvas.

Minion Plastic Canvas Keyring

How to make a Minion Keyring with plastic canvas. This can also be used as a zipper pull.

Patchwork Key Ring (Zipper Pull)

Learn how to make a patchwork keyring (zipper pull) with plastic canvas.

Patriotic Flag Coaster

How to make a plastic canvas patriotic flag coaster.

Plastic canvas Coaster - Finishing Technique

Learn how to finish a plastic canvas coaster with a cork backing.

Slanted Gobelin Stitch

Learn how to make the slanted Gobelin stitch. This is a diagonal stitch which can be used in needlepoint and plastic canvas projects. This stitch can be worked over two to five diagonal threads and one or two lengthwise threads.

Snow Buddies Embroidery Pattern

Do you like snowmen? Your love the free hand embroider snowmen patterns from American Patchwork and Quilting. Make them into a wall hanging, placemat, potholder, table runner, and Christmas tree ornaments. Staff

Woven Circle Stitch

Do you need to embroider a small circle?  Try the woven circle stitch! This is a beautiful, decorative stitch that can be made on any type of fabric. It is a common stitch used in chicken scratch and floral embroidery.

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