When I first got in to cross stitch, I was frustrated with the limited text variations available to me in my mother’s collection. I knew there had to be a way to make consistant, interesting text without making it up myself. Then it dawned on me: cross stitch is just a low-resolution image, so what better way to create legible, techy text than with pixel fonts! Pixel fonts are just regular fonts that are designed to be in a low-resolution environment. You can find them for free all over the ‘net, and they install just as any other font. When your next cross stitch project comes along, print out your text or just work straight from your computer screen.

You can find a bunch of free pixel fonts here – Link.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • mtlstitch

    I am home bound and disabled. For months now I have been looking for fonts to use on Christmas ornaments that I have been making for friends and family. Just haven’t found anything I liked or else fonts were too big. Using the pixel fonts is a great idea and give me so much more to choose from. Thanks ever so much for your post on Google Cross Stitch Alert. Just another stitcher. Marty, Kannapolis NC