Book Review – Stitch the Halls


I received a copy of Stitch the Halls! by Sophie Simpson of What Delilah Did and it’s lovely!

I have had Sophie’s first book, Storyland Cross Stitch: 15 Projects and a Free Gift for Your Stitching Pleasure, on my wish list since it came out but I haven’t gotten it yet. After seeing Stitch the Halls, I might pull the trigger and finally get my copy!

There are 12 holiday projects in Stitch the Halls and there is a great mix of more classic projects and more modern ones. The patterns are really well designed and so many of them can be used outside of Christmas as well.

I stitched up the polar bear from the book using water soluble canvas and I love how it turned out! I’m not using it for the bunting project from the book, you’ll see what this turns into later.

All of the projects give an estimated completion time which I found extremely helpful. I have a terrible habit of underestimating how long things will take, but in the case of the polar bear I found her estimate to be pretty close! There are patterns that take as little as 10 minutes to stitch, so you don’t need a ton of time to make some unique Christmas decorations!


Stitch the Halls is a really great collection of Christmas projects and the book is beautifully designed. Even if you’ve never stitched before, Sophie has a wonderful set of basic instructions and a clearly illustrated stitch directory so don’t shy away if you’re a beginner!

Stitch the Halls!: 12 Decorations to Make for Christmas is published by Pavilion Books.

Please note: I received a copy of this book from Pavilion Books for review purposes and this post contains affiliate links.


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