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As someone who painstakingly designs cross-stitch patterns in Illustrator, I almost feel like I’m doing something wrong by telling you about MyPhotoStitches.com. But, when I saw it on on StitchPunk this morning, I new I had to try it out. Then, once I did, I knew I had to share it with you guys!
The idea is simple: You upload an image, then MyPhotoStitch.com will generate a free cross-stitch pattern based on the colors it finds. You can use the simple form to make a quick pattern, or you can use the advanced form to make more specific adjustments like cloth size selection, image enhancement, and color maximums and minimums.
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I wanted to try something simple to start out, so I uploaded my three-color blog icon. When I clicked submit, the site generated my pattern, and I was able to download a PDF that included a pixelated image with suggested floss colors (matched to DMC numbers) and a detailed pattern grid in multiple sections. This is the first section of the resulting pattern. There are a few extra colors around the edges, but my icon is completely recognizable. Pretty great, right?
I think that MyPhotoStitch.com is a valuable resource for generating quick-and-dirty patterns while stitching on the fly, and it definitely simplifies the pattern-making process for more complex images, like family photos. It’s very easy to use, so I think it’s a great option for crafters who want to stitch a specific pattern, but don’t have the time and/or skills to take on a large-scale design project.
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Haley Pierson-Cox

Brooklyn-based DIY from a Gal in Granny Glasses
http://www.thezenofmaking.com


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  1. Anne cinco says:

    Hi i have wanted to upload pictures and make crossstitch patterns but when i open the basic form or advanced i cannot upload picture. The “choose image” cannot be click… Please help me i really need to upload a pcture.. Thanks..

  2. Hi, Anne. I just checked out the site, and everything is working for me. If you’re still having problems, try getting in touch with the owner of the http://www.myphotostitch.com/ website to see if they can help you further.

  3. cc says:

    I’m trying to make a very detailed pattern from a picture I have, and I don’t think that this program will give me what I’m looking for. Could you share your secrets to painstakingly making a pattern in illustrator? I have the program, and don’t mind the work – I just don’t know what to do.

  4. Jacqui says:

    yeah the problem with the site is it will give you the picture back pixelated. NOT in a pattern.

  5. rue says:

    thanks for leading me to this site, it is really such a help

  6. rue says:

    you need to download it, so you could see the pattern, i have tried it and it works

  7. janneth says:

    It really works ..thank you so much for this site …..

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