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.
To keep you busy while you wait for the SAL to start I have also included the PDF cross stitch pattern from my 2018 Christmas Stitch-a-Long for you to stitch for FREE!
It also comes in 3 different colour palettes for you to choose from. The photo below is from stitcher, Amanda - yes she stitched ALL 3!
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.
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 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.
The SAL is broken down into small, manageable pieces of the pattern that are released each week. Teachable, where the course is hosted, even has an app on iOS so you can stitch right from your phone.
The goal is to finish by 1st December so you can use your advent calendar this year. But, if you don't keep on track for any reason you don't need to worry as the SAL will be available to you after the last week is released so you can catch up during Decemeber.
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. (If you would prefer to pay in £ I can do that but unfortunately, you can't use PayPal to checkout, which is the reason I price in $).
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.
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.
Nope. The live element of the SAL is that we are all stitching the same pattern over the same 9 weeks, and the pattern is released every Sunday. But you can log into Teachable and access it at any time; you don't have to show up for anything live.
In the video below I show you inside Teachable and how to download your patterns each week.
Everyone has creativity inside. It's time to let yours out.