The nights are drawing in closer, the mornings darker and frostier, and the streams of Christmas adverts already seem to be making their way onto our TVs.

The big day may be five weeks away still, but the craze for making your own gifts is growing fast, and means you can get a head-start on your ‘Christmas shopping’.

Homemade gifts are both personal and cost-efficient and aren’t just restricted to food. Adding a personal touch to clothing, homeware and accessories for friends and family through beautiful embroidery is a sure-fire way to get into the good books this Christmas, and is easier than you think, too.



Give clothes that beautiful, homemade touch by adding some stunning embroidery to already-purchased garments, or if you’re feeling brave enough, and you’re an experienced seamstress, make your own!

The key to embroidering clothes is not to get carried away – adding a simple yet unique pattern, or even a funny or personal slogan to a jumper, t-shirt, or shirt, will go a long way. Children’s clothes are also easy to work with – try adding simple patterns to the bottom of trousers, shorts, or skirts, to give something simple that unique touch.

For clothing, it’s best to invest in an industrial embroidery machine if you’re keen to make a hobby (or business) out of it, or opt for a classic Brother embroidery machine, if you won’t be indulging in the act so often.


Homeware, including napkins, cloths, and table covers, are perfect for adding stunning patterns to through embroidery.

If you’re feeling super festive, try embroidering your own Christmas tablecloth, ready for the big day. You could even try adding each guest’s name to their individual napkins – a real show-stopper!


Buying simple cloth bags and adding embroidery serves as beautiful, personalised gifts, and are suitable for all ages.

For the more fashion-conscious members of the family, you could try adding embroidery to fabric hair accessories, belts, or bags. With slogans still huge in the fashion world, embroidering personalised slogans into fabric bags is sure to impress when the gift-unwrapping commences on 25th December.

For more expert tips on how to get started, how to make the most of your embroidery skills, and the best equipment to use, contact us today.