Storybook Stitching Class: A Visit from St. Nicholas

Make a Christmas Keepsake Box and Ornament

Create a Holiday Classic!

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

Class Members will receive:

• Self-paced online class
• 9” x 12” custom printed organic cotton sateen illustration to line the box you’ll create
• Complete materials list with links to resources
• 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!

What else you’ll need:

• 12 sheets of wool blend felt
• Specialty felt in Black and White Glitter and White Fur (optional)
• Felt ball for Santa’s head
• Embellishments such as floss, 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

After enrolling, you'll get access to the class lessons and a coupon code to redeem for the included printed book panel at no extra cost (free US shipping included, international shipping charges apply) No kit or other materials are included with the class.

Let's Get Creative!

Your Instructor

Betz White
Betz White

Hello! I'm Betz White, designer, author and lifelong maker. I love designing projects made with felt, fabric and fiber then sharing how to make them with you! My goal is to help ignite your creative spirit and have fun along the way.

You can find out more about me at

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the class start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.
Will you offer a class kit?
No kit or materials are included with the class, except the printed book panel. Resources for materials are listed in the class lessons.
Is this the same class that was offered in 2022?
Yes! The only difference is that materials must be purchased separately for 2023.
How do I get the printed panel that's included with my class purchase?
After you enroll in the class, you'll get immediate access to the class lessons. In FAQ lesson you'll receive instructions and coupon code to redeem for the free printed panel included with your class purchase. Free shipping for US orders only.
Are you selling any class materials in your shop?
Yes, there is a limited supply of materials that can be purchased a la carte at Specific links will be provided inside the online classroom.
What are the overall dimensions of the finished project?
The book box measures 5 1/5" x 8". The Santa ornament measures 6" tall.
What are the overall dimensions of the finished project?
The book box measures 5 1/5" x 8". The Santa ornament measures 6" tall.

Holiday crafting is such a joyous tradition. Taking the time to sit and create can add some calm to an otherwise busy season. I hope you'll join me in making a lovely heirloom you'll enjoy bringing out for years to come!

Let's Get Creative!