‘Pebbles in a Box’ – A Home Delivered Machine Embroidery Project

5.00 out of 5
7 customer reviews


‘Pebbles in a Box’ is a machine embroidery project that will arrive at your door complete with all the materials you would need to complete a fabulous sample that could be made in to bag, cushion or art work for your wall.


Upon booking your box you will be provided with all the materials and instructions to stitch your own 30cm by 30 cm sample.

The ‘pebble’ technique was originally developed from working samples produced for a coastal exhibition. I went on to develop the idea and started to use the technique in my bags and cushions.  Each completed piece will be unique to you.  Choose from the colour combinations listed above and I will select a range of fabrics to inc silks, velvets and lame. Included in your ‘Pebble Box’ will be your base fabric, lace, interlining – all you need to be able to provide is.a machine with the ability to drop the feed dogs and a free motion foot.

The project offers both beginners in machine embroidery and more advanced a chance to play with textures and colour combinations with super results.  There is a large amount of free motion stitching which means its great for those wishing to build up their confidence in going ‘Free – motion’!

In your box will be a large quantity of mixed fabrics but if you are able to raid your own stash of little bits of space-dyed or commercial fabrics to inc silk velvet, dupion, velvet, metallic leather/faux leather – sequin fabrics please do so.  The project is great for breathing new life into old clothes and other lovely textiles we all hoard at home waiting for the perfect project.

Alongside the set of instructions I am happy to answer any questions on the telephone whilst you work through the project, just drop me an email.

Once you have selected your colour way  allow 14 days delivery time – this will give me a bit of time to select your fabrics and pack them off.

Note : Pics shown are examples of what you can do with your Pebble Piece.

Price shown is for UK only – please get in contact with me prior to ordering if overseas.


Additional information

Choose Colourway:

Cream, Linen and Gold, Cream, linen and silver, Autumn Colours, Fushia and Purple, Green and blue, Black,silver and Grey, Red and Gold, Surprise Me!, Taupe and dusky pink, Teal and Silver, Orange,Gold and Fushia, All the Blues


Price shown is to all mainland UK. Other locations available at additional cost. Please email me address prior to booking your box. [email protected]

Your Requirements

Equipment you will need to supply:

Small, comfortable pair of embroidery scissors

Sewing Machine

Machine embroidery foot

Needle 90/14 or 80/12

Metallic or 100/16 needle for metallic threads

Lots of pins ideally with large heads

A selection of  machine embroidery threads such as Madiera in your chosen colour combination.

You could include metallic threads such as Madeira supertwist FS20’s.

7 reviews for ‘Pebbles in a Box’ – A Home Delivered Machine Embroidery Project

  1. 5 out of 5

    Fenella Miller (verified owner)

    Just loved doing this machine embroidery project thanks to @alexandrawaylett. There was a generous number of fabrics in the pack and the colours and fabrics were so lush I couldn’t wait to get started. The instructions were very clear and thorough. The circles were so addictive I just had to do them again using extra colours from my own stash of fabrics. Will eventually become cushions.

  2. 5 out of 5

    caroljohn.cad (verified owner)

    ‘Lockdown Pebbles’ kit: not as sociable as a ‘real’ workshop, (you have to supply your own biscuits and coffee too) but you still learn a lot, and it’s great fun.
    The instructions in the beautifully-presented kit are very easy to follow.
    I spent three very happy hours just choosing, cutting and placing the fabric ‘pebbles’ from the sumptuous selection of fabrics in the kit.
    I enjoyed the free-motion machinging – I have finally cracked it…magic!
    I recommend the kit highly. Give it a go!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kelly-Marie Thompson (verified owner)

    Excellent kit, came with plenty of materials and very clear instructions. Was easy to put together and I enjoyed seeing the piece develop.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Harden (verified owner)

    Just finished my pebbles project. It arrived really quickly. Easy to understand instructions.
    I really enjoyed doing it and I’m really pleased with the results. I chose the Autumn kit which had lots of scrummy colours. I’m ready to do another with my own fabrics. Thank you so much.

    • Alex

      You are very welcome ! Thank you!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jo Morris (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed completing my pebbles kit and was really pleased with the results. Very clear instructions, lots of lovely fabrics supplied with the kit and I really feel I cracked free motion embroidery! I would definitely recommend.

  6. 5 out of 5

    sara-williams (verified owner)

    This has to be the most enjoyable kit I’ve attempted.
    The fabrics enclosed were so sumptious & beautiful. Instructions well written & easy to understand even as a beginner. Can’t highly recommend this kit enough. You wont be dissapointed.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mandy House

    I am a real beginner and this kit helped me improve my free motion machining skills. It took me ages to work out how I wanted the pebbles laid out, but once I got started the instructions were clear and I love the results!

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