You deserve time for your own hobby. You're running around trying to be teacher, employee, spouse, caregiver, cleaner, cook and more. Not only do you deserve the time but you need it.
The Heart of the Home Stitch-a-Long not only gives you a new project to relax with (broken down into weekly chucks), but you also get an encouraging and motivating community all stitching along with you.
I've been running Cross Stitch-a-Longs since 2017, and I've been hooked ever since. This one is my 10th!
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.
This design is perfect for hanging in either your kitchen or your kitchen/dining room area. There are 2 different ends to the pattern so you can choose which fits the layout of your home better.
The design is kept as a mystery but if you don't like surprises you can take a peek at it at the end of this page. I just ask that you don't show anyone else this, please!
I can't wait to hear your guesses on what's coming for this design and see them all hung up in your kitchens/dining rooms in April!
To keep you busy while you wait for the S.A.L. to start I have also included a PDF cross stitch pattern for you to stitch for FREE!
It has it's own separate colour pattern that you could use for the S.A.L. too.
If you are struggling to pick your own colours you can use the PDF Colour Palette Guide to help you. It has 20 done for you DMC colour palettes and it's yours for FREE!
Plus stay on track with your pattern with free PDF Cross Stitch Planning Sheets.
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. You can also download all of the patterns to keep on your own device.
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 banner or use a sewing machine if you want to make it quickly/have one.
And you don't have to make a banner; you can turn your design into anything you like or just simply frame it.
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 the 4th April, but don't worry if you fall behind you still have access after that. Just enjoy the process and don't worry about how long it takes you - cross stitch is meant to be relaxing.
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 U.K. or E.U. you will have a little bit of extra VAT added on for the digital tax download 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 then make an account with Teachable, and this is how you can log in and access your SAL whenever you want.
Unfortunately, for digital download patterns, there is no money-back guarantee. But you 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 6 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 the layout of Teachable to give you a visual of what it looks like inside.