Minecraft Sampler

I love traditional cross stitch samplers, so for this design I mixed the style of a traditional band sampler with another of my loves - Minecraft. The design has a number of objects from the game including swords, axes, leather, diamond, fishing rod and fish. It can also be completed in blue or red with colour suggestions for both of these styles, or pick a dark, medium and light shade of any colour you choose.


Steampunk Sale

This month our Steampunk Patterns are on special. Check our specials page for some great savings every month for the rest of the year!


Bulk Discounts Available

Bulk discounts are now available for all patterns available on Happy Bobbin. Perfect for groups, clubs and wholesale business purchases.


Run with scissors

Pattern and instructions for the new cross stitch "Run With Scissors" is ready for your purchase and download. Finished dimensions will depend on the choice of aida cross stitch cloth used. It is a full size pattern with no resizing required. Better still... it's on sale for the rest of this month! Get it now!


Back Online

After an unplanned extended hiatus the shop is back online. Apologies for any inconvenience caused over the last couple of months. If you have any problems placing an order please let me know.


New Look Website

Happy Bobbin has been transitioning to a brand new look over the last week. Everything has gone fairly smoothly and this weekend we have been tidying up and working on this blog for you as well. We hope you can still find everything, but if you do stumble across a broken link please let us know.

Next up is a review of our products and we started today with brand new product descriptions and some price changes which mean savings for you. Be sure to check out the new specials page to see what is discounted for a limited time.


Missed an Email??

Hi Everyone.

This is just a quick reminder to double check your email address is correct when you register and place an order on the Happy Bobbin website. I've received a couple of bounced order confirmations recently. If you didn't receive an order confirmation, or ordered something that requires shipping and haven't received a confirmation that your item has shipped let me know. I have no way to contact the couple of people this effects as I cannot email you.

If you do ever have concerns about your order please contact me. I check my emails regularly and will get back to you as soon as I can. If you cannot download a pattern I can arrange to send it to your directly or reset your downloads so you can try again.


Matryoshka Doll

Pattern and instructions for this 10.5" tall Matryoshka doll using the brand new cloth doll faces also available in the shop. This gorgeous design has 3D elements and a detachable heart which allows you to interact and customise the design to your mood.

The design is only available in the one size as it is designed to fit the 3" cloth doll faces, however you could easily change the size using your printer options or photocopier. Perfect for a bag, cushion or wall hanging, please show us your Matryoshka style if you make one yourself!


Cloth Doll Faces

Exclusive sew on doll face designs for Matryoshka or Kokeshi style cloth dolls. These faces are 3" diameter, but extend to 3.75" to give you flexible options in your positioning and size. They suit a Matryoshka applique design which will be available to purchase soon.

There are six designs available ranging from traditional Russian Matryoshka to more modern Japanese anime style to suit a range of designs. I hope to add more styles to this range in the future and have three mroe ready to release at a later date. Collect them all!

These gorgeous faces are 10% off for the following week as our special introductory offer to you! Check out the full range of six designs.


Reindeer Plush with Red Nose

I'm really excited to share this little guy with you. This is the first plush pattern for Happy Bobbin and you can make him in time for Christmas. The little reindeers nose has a red LED that really lights up - just like Rudolph!

The reindeer plush pattern contains detailed instructions for making the plushie and working the conductive thread. If you decided you didn't want to add in the electronic components the reindeer plush would still be a beautiful soft toy. You could give him a red pompom nose, or complete the nose in a method of your choice.

A list of the electronic components required is included with the reindeer pattern, or you can buy the reindeer kit with all the electronic bits you need - you just add fabric and a sewing needle! The kit includes conductive thread so you don't need a hot soldering iron or any prior electronics experience.

He has a little switch to turn his nose on and off in his neck seam which is hidden by his red collar. All other electronic components are hidden inside the head and neck, so if you need to replace the battery you will need to unpick the neck seam to gain access.

I had a lot of fun making this plushie design so there might be some more plush characters joining the Happy Bobbin gang soon.

Suggest an electrotextiles design and win a voucher if we make it!

There is also a great range of electronic components available to buy individually to suppliment your kit, keep as spare parts or make up your own electrotextiles kit. Find them in the Electrotextiles section of the shop.