countdown to christmas stitch-a-long graphic with snowflakes

The Countdown to Christmas Stitch-a-Long (SAL for short) is here and this year it's something a little different and not only can you stitch a cross stitch design but also make an advent calendar from it that you can enjoy for years to come.


Does this sound familiar?

  • You love cross stitch but you don't know what to stitch next.
  • You're feeling anxious and worried about everything going on in the world right now.
  • You feel that creativity inside just itching to come out; you want that feeling of making something with your hands but you're struggling to find the time or motivation.
  • Your cross stitch stash is overflowing... you need a new project!

I've got you covered. What if I told you...

  • You can join a community of stitchers who are all stitching the same project along with you; there is no better motivation than seeing everyone else's progress.
  • You will have a brand new project to stitch while you're stuck indoors!
  • You can enjoy the hobby that brings you joy, fun, and creativity to your day, every day, and I have lots of tips to fit more stitching into your life.
  • You can use up colours from your stash to stitch this design or treat yourself to some new threads.
  • By the end of the SAL, you will have a brand new advent calendar to hang up and enjoy every year, and some new stitcher friends!
countdown to christmas cross stitch
countdown to christmas cross stitch
countdown to christmas stitch-a-long graphic with snowflakes
hannah - hannah hand makes

I've been running Cross Stitch-a-Longs since 2017, and I've been hooked ever since. This one is my 8th!

The Christmas SAL is always my favourite; you can really feel the Christmas Spirit in the air (shh, don't tell the others).

It's such a great way to bring a little of the magic that kids feel into our own hearts as we are stitching and building up to that time of year.

I just love the community that evolves throughout a SAL. It's like when you're reading the same book as your best friend; you talk all about it and guess what's coming next. That's exactly what happens during a SAL, and you don't often see that in the cross stitch community.

I can't wait to hear your guesses on what's coming for this design.

Just imagine...

  • If you could spend your evenings using your hands and relaxing your mind instead of scrolling your phone during that stressful season.
  • If you could create a thoughtful, handmade gift for your loved ones that will be treasured for years to come.
  • If you spent your days making your own project instead of watching what others are making.
  • If you could transform threads and fabric into a beautiful advent calendar that you can use to decorate your home during the holidays.
  • Getting your advent calendar out every year and turning it into a family tradition on the 1st December.
  • Their little faces when they come down in the morning to enjoy something that YOU made.

Give me the details!

  • This SAL will be hosted in Teachable to make it easier for you to access the patterns; they will all be in 1 place with clear "week 1", "week 2" headings as you can see above. You can view the pattern directly in Teachable and/or download it.
  • There will be a list of the materials you need inside and links to different stores you can purchase supplies from. I also show you some tips so you can use up your stash!
  • This design includes some backstitching, but I will have links to tutorials you can watch so you won't be stuck on any of the parts.
  • The pattern is a counted cross stitch pattern with full colour blocks and symbols.
  • The finished advent calendar measures approx. 13 inches x 10.5 inches. The "boxes" are approx. 1.75 x 1.75 inches.
  • The design uses 28 different colours, most of which are the traditional reds, greens, whites and golds that you see at Christmas.
countdown to christmas stitch-a-long graphic with snowflakes

And don't miss out on this special bonus just for you!

An extra Christmas pattern for free

It comes in 3 different colour palettes for you to choose from. The photo below is from stitcher, Amanda - yes she stitched ALL 3!

countdown to christmas stitch-a-long graphic with snowflakes


How long do I have access to the SAL for?

How does forever sound? That's right, as long as Hannah Hand Makes exists, you will have access to it, even after we finish stitching.

Can I see the design before I order?

Of course. Although I keep the design a secret if you don't like mysteries just scroll to the bottom where you can click to see a small peek or a big peek at the design.

I want to join, but I'm not sure I will be able to make an advent calendar?

I keep my tutorials pretty simple. You will be able to hand stitch the advent calendar or use a glue gun if you want to make it quickly.

And if you know from the start you don't want to make an advent calendar you can stitch the design on 1 piece of aida and make a sampler to hang up instead.

I'm SO BUSY, will I really be able to fit this into my life?

The SAL is broken down into small, manageable pieces of the pattern laid out into weekly sections. Teachable, where the course is hosted, even has an app on iOS so you can stitch right from your phone.

If you don't keep on track for any reason you don't need to worry as the SAL will be available to you forever!

How does the ordering process work?

Once you click to join, you will be taken to checkout at Teachable, where the SAL is hosted.

Please note, if you are in the E.U. you will have a little bit of extra VAT added on for the digital tax download tax laws.

You can then choose to pay via credit card or PayPal. The SAL is priced in $ but your payment provider will convert it for you if you are paying in a different currency.

You can also make an account with Teachable, you just need your name and email and then you can set a password later. This is how you can log in and access your SAL whenever you want.

Do you have a money-back guarantee?

Unfortunately, for digital download patterns there is no money-back guarentee. But you can ask to see the pattern before we start stitching as I said above to ensure you enjoy the design.

Do I have to show up anywhere at a certain time and/or day?

Nope. You just log into Teachable and access it at any time; you don't have to show up for anything live.

countdown to christmas stitch-a-long graphic with snowflakes

The Christmas S.A.L. not for you? Don't leave empty-handed! Click below to download your 3 FREE festive cross stitch patterns today!

Everyone has creativity inside. It's time to let yours out.