Sunday, 26 September 2021

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 186: Stick People Stitch

I found this fun stitch at badasscrossstitch. Click on the link to see Shannon's instructions.

She has made her little stick figures on Aida, which I think is the easiest fabric to use, but I will challenge the design on plain weave, too.

Here is how to stitch it: 

Make a long and narrow Cross Stitch,

for the body,

4 holes across and 13 down

Make a smaller, rectangular
Cross Stitch for the head

Make Straight Stitch x 7
across the body

Why not change the clothes? Fewer lines, different colour. You could even make a bikini!

Have fun populate the three samplers.


  1. How simple can a stitch be? I like the quirky stitch before I have even attempted it. Lovely samples of your Otami stitch, especially the leaf shaped one.

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  3. Now, there's an idea with legs!

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  5. Stickpeople have appearered.ūüėĶ
    I'm looking forward to the change of Stickpeople.

  6. This stitch has lots of possibility. I can see with a little tweaking here or there you could lengthen 'arms or legs' and maybe add 'hair.'

  7. What a fun stitch! Does it have a name?

  8. I do like that and a line of them like Maureen's would remind me of country line dancing!


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