Rainbow Tote Bag Kit

Rainbow Tote Bag Embroidery Kit - a DIY kit for modern hand embroidery.

This kit was created in response to the recent COVID-19 crisis - £12.50 from each sale will be donated to Steps to Hope (more info below).

This kit has everything that you need to embroider your own fancy tote bag - each one is designed to include ten types of embroidery stitch, and the guide included gives comprehensive instructions for each one. These kits are great for beginners and pros alike - that means they're perfect for people who want to learn the techniques of embroidery, or as a gift for a crafty friend. Plus, you can show off your handiwork while out and about!



Steps to Hope is a registered charity which supports the homeless and those suffering from addiction in Edinburgh. They provide an on-street presence to hand out the basic necessities to those in need, signpost people to relevant mutual aid groups and will pay for temporary shelter for those willing to make a change in their lives by taking a step towards recovery. The charity’s work is more important than ever during this unprecedented crisis and they desperately need support and funding from the public in order to continue to help some of the most vulnerable in our society.

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    1. Our kits are as eco-friendly as possible: the tote bags are pre-made and Earth Positive® (organic and GOTS certified), with sustainable packaging, and recycled postal mailers.
    2. All Paraffle kits are handmade in Scotland, in our Edinburgh studio - buying from us means supporting a small, female founded business.

    3. All of our kits - from super simple to intermediate - include a detailed booklet, with lots of photos to teach you each stitch. If videos are more your style, there’s video tutorials covering every stitch you’ll need in our ‘Stitches’ blog.

    4. The kit includes a high quality reference photo of the finished design, and an easy to follow key showing you which stitches and colours to use.

    5. Each kit includes a quality 8 inch wooden hoop and plenty of DMC thread (so don’t worry if you make a mistake or want to practice first!).

    6. Our kits come with a pre-printed pattern to stick onto your fabric. It’s water-soluble, so you simply stitch over it, then wash it away (don’t worry, the threads are coloursafe!). Our patterns aren’t printed directly onto the fabric - we’ve done our research, and haven’t found any fabric printers that can tell us exactly where their fabric comes from and how it’s made. That’s important to us - so we found another way!

    7. Embroidery is a helpful tool for encouraging mindfulness and giving you some extra head space. Our kits aim to gently teach you lifelong skills and get your creative juices flowing (even if you’re not a ‘crafty’ person!).

    8. We’re a carbon neutral business, and donate at least 10% of our profits to charity through dedicated charity designs.

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Reviewed by Marie V., from France
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Rated 5 out of 5
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A perfect kit!

This is a lovely kit, I got it as a present for a young woman who starts stitching. It is very complete, with all you need to start stitching: the tote bag in beautiful navy cotton, the threads, the instructions, the pattern on a sheet of paper but also on a ready to use dissolvable transfer pattern, the needle and a complete stitches guide. It is a perfect present but can be a gift to yourself! You can start stitching now!

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Lovely kits, well thought out, enjoyable for all abilities

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