Capes and Crafts - contemporary geeky cross stitch patterns




Welcome to Capes and Crafts: home of geeky stitches!


Capes and Crafts creates original geeky cross stitch patterns and handmade gifts of the nerdy variety. The capes in charge of the crafts are Emma, that's me, and my husband, Steve. I am a veteran stitcher and Steve is the not-so-young apprentice, and we live in Scotland where we stitch, talk comics and argue about time travel. We are inspired by all sorts of things, from comic books and sci-fi to anime and video games. We make things that we think are awesome, and hope that you'll think are awesome too.


        emma                   steve       


Cross stitching is fun, satisfying and easy, and it has a long and wonderful history. With our contemporary patterns, we aim to make our customers a part of that history, and encourage others to take up a needle and become as hopelessly addicted as we are! We feel it is important that when you create, you are making something that you are passionate about, and that really reflects you and your personality. So whether you're a Whovian or a Browncoat, a comic reader or a bookworm, we'll have a pattern for you to fall in love with, and that will hopefully introduce you to a whole new passion: the world of cross stitch!


This website will soon be full of helpful tutorials and how-to guides. We'll start at the very beginning, with shopping guides, a glossary of terms and those very first stitches. And if you're more advanced, you'll also find help on framing your finished work, and caring for it. From beginning to end, we're here to help.




Custom Work


Here at Capes and Crafts, we also welcome custom orders. We are proud of our relationship with our customers, and when you order a custom pattern from us, we will work closely with you to create exactly what you envision. Our most popular custom patterns are family coat of arms patterns, which we closely tailor to you and your family. We love helping you to create something truly unique and personal, that will be treasured for generations. You can find our coat of arms archive here!


Have a look at what some of our happy customers have to say about our custom service.


"Our pattern came out beautifully and the shop owner worked personally with me to get every detail exactly how I wanted it. I have recommended the shop to all my crafty friends!"


"I am very pleased with this purchase! Because this is a custom item, communication with the seller is very important. Determining the final design was very easy, as the seller responded to all e-mails quickly and had all the details I needed."


"Love it. She took the time to make sure it was exactly what i wanted. Excellent service!"


"I absolutely love the pattern I received! Seller was super quick, helpful and made sure it was exactly what I wanted."


Custom work can be ordered through our Etsy store. You can find the listing for our coat of arms pattern here.