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Craftpod subscriptions box review

Our expert tester reviews Craftpod - a craft subscription service that is delivered monthly. Read on to see what's included in the box and whether it's worth the money.

Our rating 
4.7 out of 5 star rating 4.7
Craftpod subscriptions box review

Our review

A great way to pass a few hours for crafters of all abilities. This box would suit the novice to intermediate embroiderer and create some well-thought-through and pretty, projects. This would also be a thoughtful gift.
Easy to make?
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Supplies quality
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Delivery options
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Easy instructions?
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Packaging
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Value for money
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: Three in one box.
Simple and easy to adapt.
Good quality.
Cons: Instructions require some previous knowledge

What is CraftPod?

Craftpod offers a quarterly subscription package inspired by the seasons and nature. You can subscribe to their four-times-a-year box scheme or buy them as one-off kits on their Etsy store. Multiple projects in one box with everything you need to start making. Eco-friendly packaging and with a social media community to join, Craftpod also offers regular competitions to enter and sweet prizes to win.

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Craftpod typical craft projects

An embroidery and/or applique project, with a wooden hoop, is the standard. Often accompanied with bunting and a secondary sewing project.

Recent examples include:
Flora and fauna projects – including birds, foxes, flowers and bumblebees.

How much is Craftpod?

£96 for an annual subscription (4 kits), £26 if purchased as one-off. You can buy CraftPod from their site. 

Is Craftpod good value for money?

Really good value based on the amount of kit in the box and the multiple projects. The wooden hoop and quality of the threads and add-on make this a worthy purchase.

Craftpod subscriptions box review inside

What are the subscription terms?

Pre-payment for the year is required and non-refundable. The subscription does not automatically renew.

Craftpod: What’s in the box

Wooden hoop, calico, felt and interfacing, 6 full skeins of DMC embroidery thread, needles, felt, embroidery scissors, wooden pegs, die-cut cardboard shapes, templates, instructions. Extras needed include a pencil and iron.

Are the projects supplies of good quality?

Much more thread is supplied than you need so you can add that to your stash. The scissors are lovely, sharp, and look nice. The hoop is really good quality and eco-friendly. Instructions are printed on good quality cards but some of the terminologies assume a little prior knowledge – but that’s easily Googled.

What are the delivery options? If you weren’t in during the time of delivery, was it left in a safe place?

The box is letterbox sized so it doesn’t matter if you’re out!

Are the boxes available nationwide in the UK?

Subscription-only is currently available in the UK, but individual boxes ship internationally from the Etsy shop.

How much packaging is there?

All packaging is recyclable and the box is sturdy and could easily be reused.

How easy are the projects to make?

Easy to make with a little patience and a few terms Googled. Good for beginners to intermediate embroiderers.

Are the instructions clear?

Instructions are clear, easy to follow and any slightly trickier steps are clearly spelled out.

What are the finished projects like?

The finished projects are lovely and look better than I would have thought with limited skill.

Craftpod subscriptions box review hoop

What other craft stash did you need to make the project?

Just a pencil and an iron are needed to complete the kits.

Who would these subs boxes be most useful for?

Great for anyone looking for embroidery inspiration, multiple projects from quick makes to an afternoon of mindful craft.

What’s your favourite thing about this product?

The finished design looks polished and on-trend.

Discover how to sign up for the Craftpod here.

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This review was last updated in December 2021. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability please get in touch at gathered@immediate.co.uk.