Elf on a Shelf?
The 10th Make of Christmas is this super quick and easy present idea from Karen. Perfect for making sure you can see what's in each pocket, these great project pouches are a fab present for a keen sewist who's got a lot on the go all at one time!
You will need:
2 strips of fabric 4 – 4 ½” x length required
Zipper – any length as it can be trimmed to size
Plastic vinyl e.g. table cover vinyl
These pockets can be made any size – For this tutorial I had an extra long zip and cut the vinyl 12 ½” x 20” (the smaller ones I made were approximately 8” x 13 ½”). Use a walking foot throughout.
and you're done!
Our 7th make of Christmas was whipped up in a jiffy by Jacqui, using the beautiful Juniper Berry Range by BasicGrey for Moda.
Candy cones look beautiful hanging from the tree but you can also put them anywhere else and fill them with lots of other lovely Christmassy-ness such as Christmas spices or decorations.
Or even fill them full of sewing notions for a cute Christmas gift for a fellow sewing fanatic.
There are loads of great tutorials for Christmas candy cones on the internet but we especially like this one on The Sewing Directory.
Happy sewing everyone and see you next week for another 12 makes double bill!
We're back sharing our ideas for 12 fab makes for Christmas and this week it's the turn of the essential Christmas Table Runner!
If you're close to our Stoke Mandeville shop and studio there are couple of spaces left on this class with Karen on Saturday 19th November and Saturday 3rd December (see here for details and to book) or you could check out this post put together by Quilt Inspiration where you can find a whopping 50 ideas and tutorials for Christmas table runners!
This runner was whipped up by Lesley, one of our lovely customers, using Makower's Wrap It Up collection.
You can find the free pattern by Lynne Goldsworthy here. See you on Friday again for the next installment!
It always feels rather odd to think that we're at that time of the year again but yes, our 12 Makes of Christmas series has begun again for 2016!
For those of you not familiar, every year, in the lead up to Christmas we post 12 great ideas for Christmas makes. They can either be lovely things with which to decorate your home, or fab ideas for gifts to make for others. This year we've got a lovely mix of the two brought to you from various members of the HQ team and the odd special guest maker. We're sure you're gonna love what we've got lined up!
So on to our first make and we're getting in nice and early this year with our Christmas Advent Calendar!
Karen whipped up two lovely calendars using the Dashwood Studio panel from their 2016 Christmas collection, Festive Friends...
...and also Makower's Wrap It Up calendar panel.
We love both of these calendar panels which are a great way to make your advent calendar. You can get the panels here or why not come along to our class and make one up with Karen? Find the details of the class here.
We'll be back soon with our second make of Christmas - see you then!