Tag: Gifts

Stitched Linen Gift Bags

Stitched Linen Gift Bags

How’s this for a great idea this Christmas? Helen Philipps shows you how to make stitched linen gift bags in such a simple way… a pretty way to create your own DIY gift wrap this Christmas. These sweet little drawstring bags would be perfect to hold precious gifts, perhaps jewellery or other sparkly trinkets. You…

soluble canvas

Top 10 Tips for Soluble Canvas | Bobo Stitch

Hi – I’m Hannah, designer/maker and chief tea girl at Bobo Stitch. I have loved the process of cross stitch since I was very small, enjoying nothing more than curling up on the sofa with a fresh piece of linen and a new bundle of thread skeins. Since becoming a professional designer a few years…

Sew and So Catalogue

Our Favourite Picks from the Sew and So Catalogue

This month’s Sew and So catalogue is a bumper addition. Jam packed with exciting products, tempting offers and fresh ideas to help you get the most from your crafts, the catalogue is brimming with a selection of the best selling cross stitch and sewing kits, books, materials, accessories and more. With such a large selection of…

Cross Stitch Silhouettes

Representing a simple yet effective way of creating portraits, the tradition of silhouette making dates all the way back to the 18th century and refers to the solid shape of a person, animal, object or scene represented in a single colour. Simple, yet effective, silhouettes continue to be an extremely popular craft within the 21st…

free cross stitch chart hearts gift tag

Free Cross Stitch Chart | Hearts Gift Tag

A gift tag full of hearts is the perfect way to send your love at Christmas time. This cute design by Helen Phillips is quick to stitch and is in a rustic Scandi style. Stitch it onto natural 14-count Aida then use pinking shears to trim the design before gluing it onto a piece of…

free cross stitch chart little house

Free Cross Stitch Chart | Little House Scissor Keeper

This cute little house motif, designed by Helen Philipps makes an adorable little scissor keeper, which you could give as a gift or keep as a treat for yourself – I think I know which I would do! Stitch count of motif 29 high x 17 wide Finished size 5 x 3cm (2 x 1¼in)…

That’s a Wrap! | Best Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

Christmas is fast approaching, and that means all those lovely things you’ve bought (or made!) will need to be packaged up in pretty wrapping. Here are my favourite DIY Christmas gift wrapping ideas – I hope they give you a little inspiration and help you save some pennies along the way… Wrapping paper is everywhere, and…