Fashion has been taking a cue from craft lately, as evidenced by all of the gorgeous cross-stitch and embroidery work we saw on fall runways, ranging from Balmain and Alexander McQueen to Dolce and Gabbana and Erdem. If you're not quite ready to take your embroidery needle to a garment, you can start out with one of these great cross-stitch or embroidery projects instead.
Dutch-Russian Embroidery patterns by Sublime Stitching
Or take it to the next level with these giant cross-stitch kits from Jessica Decker
And while you're at it, sharpen your skills with these hand-stitching tutorials:
Oh, and don't forget to stock up on extra supplies!