Welcome to the ‘Night Before Christmas’ Stitch A Long
This Stitch A Long is taking place for 10 weeks on the Stitchdoodles blog – Starting Wednesday 22nd september 2021 and finishing on Wednesday 24th November 2021.
You can join in anytime!
Each Wednesday during the SAL – a new tutorial will be published on the blog with all the information you need to complete a part of the Night Before Christmas Pattern.
If you are not familiar with a Stitchdoodles SAL and this is all new to you and you would like to join in, please go to this page to get all the information.
I absolutely love all the progress I have seen so far -so many of you are sharing your beautiful stitching – thank you so much!
It’s week 6 and you are going to love this – its such a fun one as you will be stitching…
Santa’s Sleigh and Christmas Bells
How to stitch the Sleigh…
You will need the following colours for the main red area: #666, #816, #321
Use 2 strands unless stated otherwise.
The Main Red Area is stitched with Battlement filling stitch. With #666 stitch a grid – vertical lines first and then horizontal lines to form the grid.
#321: Stitch a second grid over the first (just to the right on the vertical, just below on the horizontal lines).
#816: Stitch a 3rd grid in the same way.
Keep overlaying grids in this same way alternating the 3 colours in the same sequence until the Sleigh is completely filled…
Finish by stitching a diagonal stitch on the last grids cross section (in that grids colour) to anchor the grids in place.
To complete the sleigh, #816: Back Stitch around the curved lower edge of the sleigh to neaten the edge as in the photo below…
Stitch the Sleigh runners and 2 attachment pieces: #3021 Split stitch.
Completing the Sleigh
Using the Photo below, stitch the remaining areas as follows:
- #742: Brick stitch or Split stitch the 2 yellow presents.
- #825: Brick Stitch or Split stitch the blue present.
- #415: Long stitch the Silver ribbons and double chain stitch the bows.
- ECRU: Stitch French Knots along the curved top edge.
Holly and berries:
- #986: Satin stitch the leaves
- #3021: Split stitch the stems
- #321: French Knots for the berries
Your Sleigh should look so Christmassy now it’s all stitched up! I really hope you enjoyed that challenge and can’t wait to see your sleighs in the FB group.
Now it’s time to Stitch the Bells.
You will need the following colours: #834, #986, #321, #3829, #3021
If you don’t like the satin stitch for the holly leaves – back stitch the outlines and fill in with split stitch instead.
Week 6 is complete!…
Share your fabulous stitching with the Happy Stitching FB Group or send me some pics and I’ll post them here, I am so excited to see how you are getting on.
Don’t forget you can also share your stitching on Instagram with #stitchdoodlesembroidery.