Happiness is cross stitching blog

Little red bag and sewing machine necklace finished with free pattern.

Little red sewing machine cross stitch
I have now moved away from my blue stitching for the moment and concentrated on a bit of red stitching, I designed this pretty little bag including the cross stitch design which is available as a freebie, I showed a sneak peak last week.I then decided to make a necklace with a mini sewing machine, so here it is!

I think its cute………….  
I really do love making these, I get quite carried away in the process, I have also made two others but they are embroidered, I will show those next time.  I think they make very pretty gifts for stitching friends, particularly if you want to make something quick.  It was stitched on 32 count fabric to fit inside a 1″ circle pendant. 
Sewing machine cross stitch
I have a tutorial on my cross stitch finishing blog showing how to make these.
Right click on the pattern and click  “save as” to your computer. 
I have made a note on the pattern, it should say 2 threads over 2 instead of 2 stitches over 2 threads. Ooops!
Sewing machine cross stitch  pattern
Thankyou for all of your comments on my curtains in my craft room, I am glad you love them as much as I do!
Until next time – happy stitching!

Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. March 2, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Lynn, as always, absolutely darling! I'm so glad I found your blog!!!

  2. March 2, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Thank you for the freebie. I love color change you made to red and white. So lovely. The necklaces are such a sweet gift idea.

  3. March 2, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    So cuuuute, thank you for the beautiful fotos.

  4. March 2, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Love them both, they are so pretty!

  5. March 2, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Your projects are amazing! Love the little bag and necklace -the little pleated top on the basket is such a great idea – so professional looking!

  6. March 2, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Great finishes! The designs are so cute 🙂

  7. March 2, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Muy bonitos trabajos, felicidades!!

  8. March 2, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    I love the little necklace, so cute!

  9. March 2, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    I love the little necklace, so cute!

  10. March 2, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    that is just adorable, really pretty. I love the colors

  11. March 2, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Great little bag and necklace. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern.

  12. March 2, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    Thank you for the new freebie. And I love the bag. It turned out really well.

  13. March 2, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    Beautiful bag love the necklace.

    Thank-you for sharing with us.


  14. March 2, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    Hi Lynn,
    Just love all of your ideas & finishes. Wonder where you get your time, you have so many ideas & you bring them to life for us to admire. I fell in love with your little red bag- polka dot & the little frill & sewing machine. Could you let me know where to find the pattern to make the little bag. Would really appreciate. Thanks for your blog- it is an inspiration.

  15. Anonymous
    March 2, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    These are perfect and would make lovely gifts.
    best wishes

  16. March 2, 2014 / 7:00 pm

    Hi Suzanne,

    Thankyou for your comment, I don't usually respond on this page but you are a no reply blogger on your email so I hope you see this.
    If you email me again with your email address I can give you some details on how I made the bag, it is my own design and very easy to make.

    Best wishes

    Lynn B

  17. March 3, 2014 / 6:42 pm

    I love the bag and the rest of your blog… fantastic!

    Thank you!

  18. March 3, 2014 / 6:42 pm

    incredible ! such a tiny stitching of the sewing machine
    this is another beautiful necklace, really ! unique and beautiful 🙂
    I have to try this a day !
    and your bag…wow …
    I just won a travelling pattern and I'm thinking about a finish like this one ! so pretty
    very very well done

  19. March 3, 2014 / 6:42 pm

    Another lovely finish Lynn!

  20. March 8, 2014 / 8:00 am

    Beautiful bag and necklace.

  21. March 8, 2014 / 8:00 am

    Another beautiful bag, Lynn–the pleated edging around the top is such a nice detail, too! Hope your week is going well and that spring is on the way 🙂

  22. March 16, 2014 / 11:01 pm

    You always come up with such lovely ideas Lynn. I love the dinky little bag.

  23. April 5, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    So cute ^^
    I love this

    have a wonderful weekend !!


  24. April 13, 2014 / 6:30 am

    Hi Lynn,
    Sorry it took so long but I just read the comment you left me regarding the polka-dot bag. I would so appreciate the how-to's. Thank you so very much looking & forward to giving it a try.
    My e-mail: