Free Toolkit Cross Stitch Pattern

This Father’s Day, make the man in your life a fun toolbox card, complete with plastic canvas tools, and he’s sure to be inspired to put up that shelf! Designed by Heather Nugent

Free toolkit cross stitch pattern

Dads who are handy around the house, or who love nothing better than tinkering about underneath their cars, will love this clever toolbox card filled with cross stitch tools! A hammer, screwdriver, spanner and pliers are all stitched onto plastic canvas, then slotted behind wood-effect paper, giving this unique design dimension and texture. Simply download the printed paper design at for free, then follow our step-by-step guide on the opposite page to put your card together!


These simple designs by Heather Nugent are perfect for stitchers of all abilities, so why not get the kids involved in making one for Father’s Day? Just tell them it’s a DIY project! lAdd these tools by Heather Nugent to your stitchy library for fun cards and gifts!

About this cross stitch pattern

  • These designs were originally published in Cross Stitch Crazy issue 190.
  • Each tool should take between 6 and 8 hours to stitch.
  • This chart is stitched in whole stitches and backstitch

You will need

  • Threads – Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  • Needle – Size 24 tapestry needle
  • A piece of 14-count clear plastic canvas measuring 13 x 8cm (5 x 3in) for each design. To buy, visit
  • Extras – Craft Creations Single Fold Deckle Edge card (DEC10U) in creative smooth white.
  • Double-sided tape

Download the chart

Free toolkit cross stitch pattern (PDF)

How to make a toolkit card

Step 1

Stitch each design onto a piece of plastic canvas, then cut out each shape, leaving a single square border all the way around.

Step 2

Visit and go to Charts and Patterns. Click on the wood-effect paper pattern, print it out, then neatly cut it to size.

Step 3

Apply double-sided tape to the reverse of the printed paper along the sides and the base, then attach to the bottom half of your card.


Step 4

Slot each tool into the pocket, arranging them in any order you like, then secure them to the card with a piece of double-sided tape at the back