12 craft kits they’ll actually want for Christmas

12 sewing, knitting, crochet and stitching craft kits to buy for the modern crafter in your life

Hoop art embroidery cross stitch kit

1. Cross stitch quotes kit

Sometimes we need those little reminders to be happy to be brave and to be kind. Here’s your cue in the shape of cross stitched hoop art.

Buy the kit from Red Bear Design

Kiriki embroidery kits | Craft kits crafter will actually want

2. Raccoon embroidery plushie craft kit

All Kiriki patterns are screen printed by hand with vibrant, water-based inks onto the fabric so no tracing or transferring is ever required. All you need to do is stitch a little character onto your plushie and fill it with soft toy stuffing to bring it to life.

Buy it from Kiriki Press

Pug cushion sewing kit

3. Sad pug cushion sewing kit

This sad pug cushion has ‘excellent brother gift’ written all over it. Make him a new sofa pal or better yet, spend quality time making it together.

Buy it from Käeselotti

2016 Fruit of the Month Calendar Kit

4. Fruit of the month calendar kit

Embroider a bounty of fruit year-round with this easy poke-and-stitch calendar kit. Using the embroidery floss, needle and calendar cards provided, learn four simple stitches with the help of diagrams and instructions. Create your own calendar by embellishing apple blossoms in September or stitching strawberry seeds in May.

Buy it from Heather Lins Home

Dinosaur faux taxidermy knitting kit by Sincerely Louise

5. Dinosaur taxidermy knitting kit

The Triceratops faux taxidermy wall mount features three horns and a frill knitted using the beautiful mixed yarns in Sincerely Louise’s kit. The kit includes both written and chart patterns as well as step-by-step pics.

Buy it from Sincerely Louise


5. Beginner pom pom scarf knitting kit

So soft. A simple knitting kit to make a scarf using premium alpaca wool. Also includes four Toft Alpapca pom poms for an extra fluffy finish. Perfect beginner kit!

Buy it from Toft Alpaca

Kids doll sewing kit

7. Panda doll sewing kit

Make your own happy panda doll with Julia Staite’s sewing kit. The screen printed panda toy comes with a dapper, hand-stamped bow tie in neon yellow or neon pink. What’s more, you don’t need a sewing machine to whip him up, making this a great project for adults and older children alike.

Buy it from Julia Staite

Indian Matchbox Kit - Love Hearts craft kit

8. Felt heart matchbox craft kit

Inspired by Lisa’s travels to India, the Indian Matchbox Kits are a range of hand sewing projects all beautifully packaged in giant matchboxes!

Buy it from Sew Over It

Wool and the gang bad crochet kit

9. T’Lee crochet bag kit

Named after the designer’s grandmother, the T’Lee Bag combines crochet and embroidery to create a stunning yet practical bag. First, the pieces for the bag are crocheted, then the chevron pattern is stitched on in a contrasting colour. Large enough for those of use who don’t like to travel light. Ahem.

Buy it from Wool and the Gang

Girls dress sewing kit

10. Winter dress for kids sewing kit

This cute winter dress for little girls is totally adorable – just the gift for new mama makers. What’s more, according to the designer it’s as easy to make as threading a needle. We can’t wait to give it try!

Buy the kit from Craft & Mama

Doll sewing kit

11. Funky Little doll sewing kit

Another handmade doll to sew, only this time you can personalise you fabric pal by stitching an embroidered name tag. Choose from two designs and make this beautiful Funky Little Doll at home.

Buy it from Wild Things Funky Little Dresses

Pine cones felt Christmas decorations

12. Felt pine cone Christmas tree decoration

Free this month inside Mollie Makes 60 we’ve packed two DIY Christmas tree decorations. And since these felt pine cone decorations are quick, simple makes, we foresee felty pine cone clusters featuring on crafty trees everywhere.

Buy Mollie Makes 60 from large supermarkets and all good newsagents.

Mollie Makes issue 60 coverMollie Makes 60 is on sale 12 November 2015. Available from all good newsagents, supermarkets and our official online store. Don’t forget your project templates for this issue.

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