December 3, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

This time of year is always so jam-packed and hectic for me. There is always so much to do, but I firmly believe handmade items for the holidays are the best ever, even if it adds a little more stress to my life. There are so many darling holiday embroidery tutorials available, that I just had to share some of them with you today. I think that any of these projects would add the perfect handmade touch to anyone's day, or holiday!

Personalize stockings with a name or monogram using a satin stitch. All the instructions are from Molly's Sketchbook, courtesy of The Purl Bee by Purl Soho. They have some other wonderful embroidery tutorials, as well.

If you can't find real mistletoe, have no fear, Lupin over at Bugs and Fishes has a great tutorial for stitching your own. Surely, this will ensure no one misses their kiss under the mistletoe!

Sometimes our holiday decor needs a little update, and embroidered felt ornaments would be a great way to bring a new and handmade touch to the season. Head over to Camellia Rose for the tree ornament tutorial. I think these would be cute in various colors all over the tree or hanging from a garland. 

If you are pressed for time, like so many of us are, this mitten pattern is sure to not disappoint. Nana Company featured this darling and quick pattern and tutorial for felt mittens. Each one can be finished and embellished with your own blanket stitch or running stitch. Her photos are definitely an excellent source of inspiration!

Hope you are able to give some of these tutorials a try. 

Enjoy and have a most excellent Tuesday!

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a lover of all things stitchy and crafty. I have been sewing for as long as I can remember. My grandmother taught me how to sew Barbie clothes when I was young and I have been sewing ever since.

You can find me at Bobbypin Bandit, on Instagram, and my Etsy shop.


  1. All of the mittens are very cute. I luv the softness of felt. I might get lost in the details.:)

  2. What wonderful tutorials—I especially like the embroidered mistletoe. What a fun idea!

  3. Wonderful creations and thanks for the links. Handmade Christmas is by far the best! xoxo