8 Crafty Stocking Filler Ideas

October 26, 2021

The days are getting shorter and Christmas is getting nearer, that means it’s time to start thinking of gift ideas! We have a huge range of incredible products that would be a great stocking filler for the special stitcher in your life. Keep reading to find out more!

NEEDLE MINDERS

Why not give the gift of never losing a needle again? Something every self-respecting stitcher (embroiderer or sewer needs!) We have a stunning selection of needle minders made from glossy thick enamel, all glued by hand with love and care here at Caterpillar Cross Stitch in Warwickshire. You can also choose any 3 for a bundle offer or a storage pouch as an add-on, making this the perfect stocking filler gift. 

 

 

NEEDLECRAFT SCISSORS

Another essential and stylish tool for any stitcher is a pair of embroidery scissors! Our caterpillar branded scissors are available in blue, pink or caterpillar green. They're nice and sharp, ensuring the threads have a clean cut whilst being super comfortable to hold. Adorable and functional! These are a joy to use, can you spot the tiny Carlos engraved on the scissors? 

 

 

CLASSIC CANVAS PROJECT BAG

Not only would our canvas project bag be handy for keeping a cross stitch project safe, this would make a great gift to pop smaller cross stitch gifts inside to make an extra special present! Made from thick cotton canvas fabric with our Carlos the Caterpillar logo printed on, this really is a deluxe project bag perfect for any stitcher. 

 

 

CRAFT-LOVER TOTE BAGS

These tote bags are a key addition to any stitcher’s collection and are definitely a beautiful accessory. We have 4 different fun quote designs and you can pick the phrase that best represents the recipient. They are 100% cotton, super sturdy and big enough to carry all the essentials plus your laptop, gym gear or snacks!

 

 

CROSS STITCH GIFT VOUCHERS

Maybe its Christmas Eve and you're doing some last minute shopping. Maybe you know a stitcher who seems to already have an abundance of cross stitch supplies, if so an instant download e-gift voucher would make the perfect gift! You can choose any denomination from £5 to £50 making this a very flexible gift and it can be spent on any of our delightful products with no expiry date!

gift voucher crafting

CHILDREN'S CROSS STITCH KITS

Give the gift of stitching this Christmas! Our fun collection of junior cross stitch kits would be a wonderful stocking filler and will keep them busy for hours on Christmas Day! These kits would also make a great gift for anyone creative who may want to try a new crafty hobby and all the required materials are included. Why not upgrade with a beautiful quality beech wood 6 inch Elbesee hoop and a drawstring storage bag for a premium present?

 

 

PRE-ORDER A 2022 STITCH-A-LONG

If you wanted a gift they can enjoy for months to come, you could purchase a Stitch-a-Long! The full kits come with the highest quality supplies and PDF patterns joining thousands of stitchers across the globe who unite to stitch this community project together.

Our next Stitch-a-Long 'How Does Your Garden Grow' opens for pre-order on 3rd December 2021 and the stitching starts in January 2022. Those cold new year evenings will be filled with a fun new hobby. A great way to relax after Christmas! Keep an eye out on social media and via our newsletter for more information and sneak peeks.

 2022 stitch along

 

- CLUB BOX SPOILER ALERT! - 

CATERPILLAR CLUB SUBSCRIPTION BOX 

Last but definitely not least, the Caterpillar Club Subscription Box is sure to be a memorable Christmas treat! Subscriptions now open for Box 4 ‘Let it Snow’ (places close on 14th November 2021) which features an adorable penguin cross stitch kit with a matching needle minder, 3 x Lindt chocolate truffle balls and a unique wooden penguin Christmas decoration.

This is a lovely wintery design that can be stitched over Christmas, with the extra treats making it a premium gift. Here is the blog post all about box 4 if you'd like to find out more.

 

cross stitch sub box  

We hope you’re feeling inspired and have found the perfect gift! Why not treat yourself now to one of our bestsellers




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