Everyone will have fond memories of the little craft projects they had as a kid. Getting creative can bring us a lot of joy so why should that lovely feeling be left in the past? Adults can get in on crafting too and there are loads of kits to get you started or just to make it easy.
Sewing craft kits are a simple, yet great option as you can create something beautiful without having to be a pro. Sewing can seem intimidating but these kits make it accessible to everyone.
Whether you want a new hobby or a one-off project for a bit of fun, there’s a sewing craft kit for you. We have taken the liberty of finding the best of the best so you can get threading quicker.
The best adult sewing craft kit shortlist:
Best cross-stitch kit: Joy Sunday Cross Stitch Kit
Best weaving loom kit: Large Rectangular Weaving Loom Quintessential Kit
Best for beginners and most fun kit: Flamingo Mini Cross Stitch Craft Kit
Best for making a gift: Hoooked DIY Kit - Giraffe Eco Barbante
Best felt kit: Lavender Houses Felt Craft Kit
Best for making something practical: Make Your Own Puzzle Pillow Kit
Best for embroidery: YINVA 3 Sets Embroidery Starter Kit
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The best sewing craft kits for adults
1. Joy Sunday Cross Stitch Kit
Cross-stitching is a simple way of improving your needleworking skills. This kit has a gorgeous fox pattern to follow and the clever part is the print that you follow fades in water, just leaving your work behind. You can even frame it and feature your hard work in your home. Kit includes: Pre-printed embroidery cloth, a needle, all the colour threads needed plus instructions.
2. Large Rectangular Weaving Loom Quintessential Kit
Loom work has been around for centuries and this kit gives you a chance to try it in a more manageable size. You can make wall hangings, decorations, small cushions and so much more with this simple kit so why not give it a go? Kit includes: Weaving loom (28cm x 39cm), instructions booklet, mounting bar (to hang your finished work), wooden weaving comb, 30cm wooden weaving needle, 8cm wooden weaving needle, 20g cotton ball of warp (which is strung over your loom and holds your work), 100g of chunky pure merino yarn (in your selected yarn pack colours) and 30g of roving.
3. Flamingo Mini Cross Stitch Craft Kit
If you want a mini project that you can pick up and put down whenever then this fun flamingo kit will be right up your street. It's ideal for beginners and will have you stitching away in no time. It's packaged beautifully so would also make a lovely gift. Kit includes: Aida fabric, embroidery threads, wooden 3 inch hoop, needle and felt to back your work. All you need are scissors.
4. Hoooked DIY Kit - Giraffe Eco Barbante
If you're looking for something cute to make that would then make a lovely present for a little one then this kit will, no doubt, take your fancy. You can pick from three colours to crochet this sweet little giraffe in and develop your skills as you go. An added bonus to this gift is the cotton yarn included in this kit is made from 85 per cent recycled cotton. Kit includes: 200 g of yarn, a 6mm crochet hook and full instructions.
5. Lavender Houses Felt Craft Kit
These adorable little houses are easy to make and will make wherever you put them smell amazing. You can personalise the three houses you make, fill them with the lavender provided and hang them anywhere. The instructions are clear and the kits are made in Britain using recycled and recyclable materials where possible. Kit includes: Soft wool mix felt, embroidery thread, a needle, toy filling, ribbon and lavender. (You will need scissors.)
6. Make Your Own Puzzle Pillow Kit
This kit looks so much fun and what you create will have practical use. You'll be able to make this pretty pastel pillow fairly quickly and try more than one sewing skill. This is perfect for a relaxing crafty afternoon. Kit includes: Fabric pieces, thread, pillow stuffing and instructions.
7. YINVA 3 Sets Embroidery Starter Kit
Made for beginners, you'll be an embroidery whizz in no time with this kit. Enjoy creating multiple stunning embroidery designs and display them on your wall after. The plastic hoops included are smooth for full hand comfort as you sew. Kit includes: Three embroidery hoops, three embroidered cloths with patterns and instructions, colour threads, six embroidery needles, two pincushions, needle-threading tools, scissors and an untwist tool.