The design can be stitched up in just an evening and it makes a perfect first project if you've yet to try free motion / free hand machine embroidery. However be warned that Kirsty Allsopp declared it's highly addictive and 'craft crack cocaine'!
The magazine includes full sized patterns and clear step by step colour photographs. I used a frixion pen to mark the stitching lines (and then erased them with a warm iron) which makes precise sewing a doddle!
The hoop would look perfect hung on the wall of a child's bedroom or nursery and you could even change the colours of the bunting flags to perfectly coordinate with your own decor!
Merry Christmas xx