Here at Paraffle we want to bring embroidery to as many people as possible.

We keep three blogs updated:

👩‍🏫 One for the basics.

🎬One for the stitches.

💡And one for inspiration.

Whale Tote Bag Kit

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


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!

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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 Kim J., from United Kingdom
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Loved this kit. Beautiful bag. Instructions for the embroidery were excellent. Be careful with the interfacing though. For me the shiny side was not the sticky side!

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Reviewed by Frances C., from United Kingdom
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Delighted with this kit. I ordered as I wanted to try embroidery as a total beginner. Materials are lovely quality and the instructions have been really easy to follow. I'm half way through already and can't wait to show off my finished bag! Highly recommended!

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Reviewed by Nainika M., from United Kingdom
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Wonderful kit with easy to follow instructions. Will definitely buy more. Thank you!

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Reviewed by Martina F., from United Kingdom
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Whale tote bag embroidery kit arrived in record time, beautifully packaged in thick paper. The contents are quality items and we look forward to being able to complete the project.

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Reviewed by Ann B., from United Kingdom
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Ci enjoyed this bag being ordered for my drank daughter..her choice. Arrived happily for her Birthday

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