Are you ready to make some Magic?

Imagine starting a new holiday tradition, bringing out this decorative box to reveal the cutest little Santa ornament housed inside! As you hang the ornament on the tree, the book box can be displayed, open, sitting on a shelf or mantel.

A Visit from St. Nicholas is a treasured holiday story (commonly referred to as “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”). As a heartfelt favorite, it’s the perfect story for my new online class, based on a classic storybook and its main character.

Storybook Stitching Santa Ornament

In this class, with its companion kit, we’ll create a holiday heirloom: A jolly ol’ St. Nick felt ornament nestled in an appliquéd and embroidered keepsake box. The kit includes a custom printed fabric scene that I illustrated to line the book box and begin the story, “‘Twas the night before Christmas…”

Join me for a “Visit from St. Nicholas”
Storybook Stitching 

Class Members will receive:

• A self-paced online class
• A complete kit, full of carefully curated supplies and materials to create your “A Visit from St. Nicholas” book box and ornament
• Printable pattern templates
• SVG cut files for use with a Cricut or other home cutting machine (optional!)
• Downloadable illustrated stitch diagram glossary
• Video library of embroidery stitches
• Pre-recorded video and step-by-step photo tutorials showing detailed construction and embellishment techniques
• Access to a members only “classroom” to ask questions and share ideas with myself and other members
• Content that is yours forever!

Kits are included with the class and will ship early October. Class lessons will be available October 17th, giving you plenty of time to craft at your own pace before the holidays are in full swing

Your “A Visit from St. Nicholas” Kit will Include:

• 9” x 12” custom printed organic cotton sateen illustration
• 12 colorful sheets of wool blend felt (10 9” x 12” + 2  12” x 18”)
• Specialty felt in Black and White Glitter and White Fur
• 4 skeins of DMC floss
• 2 sparkling spools of Sue Spargo Dazzle floss plus metallic gold Hanger loop cording
• Felt ball: your choice of skin tone: (light, medium or dark)
• Embellishments such as beads, sequins, baker’s twine, pipe cleaner, jingle bell, etc
• Adhesives: Glue, glue stick, fusible web, freezer paper and water soluble transfer paper
• Peltex firm stabilizer
• Embroidery and beading needles

Storybook Stitching Santa on tree

What else you’ll need:

To complete this project, you’ll need basic sewing supplies and tools: iron and press cloth, sharp embroidery shears, 6” embroidery hoop, sewing thread, fiberfill, ruler and a disappearing ink pen.

Skill Level:

This class is for those considering themselves to be a Confident Beginner on up! This class involves cutting small pieces of felt precisely, hand sewing and gluing. If you’ve successfully hand stitched a small craft or embroidery project following instructions, you’ve got this!

Customize your St. Nicholas with your preferred skin tone.

(Sample Ornament shown is made with the Light option)


• Do I need a Sewing Machine for this class?  Nope! Everything is constructed with hand stitching, gluing, and fusing with an iron.

• Do I have to buy the kit? The kit is included in the price of the class, neither are sold separately. Shipping charges will calculate at check out. Please be sure your mailing address is up to date at check out as this cannot be changed after purchase.

• Can I choose a kit with different skin tone for my St. Nicholas Ornament? Yes! Choose from Light, Medium or Dark Skin Tone at the time of purchase

• When does the class start and end? Kits will ship October 1st and the lessons will be available October 17th. You can craft at your own pace and access to the class is unlimited.

• Am I buying one class? Yes, this listing is for one class, “A Visit from St. Nicholas”. There may be other storybook classes and kits available for purchase in the future.

• How do I access the class? After you purchase the class and kit, you will receive an email with next steps for logging in to the online classroom.

I’m Betz White, designer, author and lifelong maker. Hand making felt ornaments and glittering holiday villages have become such a wonderful tradition for myself and many of you. Finding peaceful crafting time for yourself can bring extra comfort and joy to the season. I hope you’ll join me in making a beautiful keepsake to be treasured for Christmases to come!

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