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WELCOME TO CHRISTMAS LAND! Where pastel coloured cabins nestle among frosty mountains. 


Heer is the first project from the Sewyeah Social Cub Christmas Collection 2022.  I have always been a fan of the intricate icing and innovative use of sweets people decorate gingerbread houses with and I often think how they remind me of embroidery. I am also a huge fan of the work of film director Wes Anderson, his colour palettes and the symetrical designs he uses in his films such as Grand Budapest Hotel. I’ve combined these two loves and created this gingerbread village of ornately decorated pastel houses, perfect for a festive mantlepiece.


The village comprises of three houses and a Chapel. I feel the Pink House, the Log Cabin and the Chapel belong in a cute alpine village, while the Palm Springs pad is the kind of house a rich interloper has built on the outskirts of the village and they’ll never be called a local even if they live there for 80 years! While they may not be traditionally gingerbread colours, the beads, sequins and candy cane embroidery make them feel festive and fun.


Each house is between 8 and 10 cm high but you can adjust the templates to suit your own requirements. I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did.


This download includes all the instructions you need to create your village.

There are:

Handy tips and tricks for perfect embroidery.


Stitch guides

Transfer guides

Step by step photography

An illustrated stitch library showing how to sew 24 of my favourite embroidery stitches


The templates can be prinetd 100% on both UK A4 and US letter sized paper. There are also SGV file included for cutting machines. 


For extra help don’t forget I will be on instagram LIVE on Friday the 9th Thhursday the 15th and Friday the 23rd of September at 8pm (BST) showing you the different stages of the project and answering any questions. I will also be saving these lives to my instagram so you can refer to them at any time. 




This instructional package has been created as a companion to the online video tutorials I provide in my Friday evening Instagram Live Make-A-Longs. Tune into my Instagram channel @sewyeah at 8pm on Fridays for a 90 minute tutorial focussing on different sections of the project. If you can't join in live, don't worry as the videos will be saved to my IGTV so you can watch at your leisure.



You are purchasing a digital file and will have to buy your materials separately (or use ones from your stash). You can buy all your felt and embroidery threads from the lovely Nicole at Cloud Craft - a beautiful small business that stocks an amazing array of 100% wool felt.

Click this link to be taken to her online shop! (this is an affiliate link which means I will get a small percentage of your purchase cost as a thank you from Nicole for recommending her store - at no cost to you!)



You are purchasing 1  instant download ZIP file. Nothing will be sent in the post. You will receive instant access to the ZIP File link on payment, click the link and it will be saved into your downloads folder. Inside the ZIP file you will find separate files with all the information you need


DON'T FORGET - This download link will expire after 30 days. Please download your file before then so you don't lose it. (though you can always email me if this is the case and I can resend the link) 

The TEMPLATE PDF has been designed to be viewed or printed as A4 or US LETTER and is monochrome to save on ink when printing. This project is designed to be a decoration and not a toy. As they are hand-sewn there may be small bits that could be pulled off by little fingers. Please keep out of reach of unaccompanied children.

This pattern and instructions are the work of Christine Leech (Sewyeah!) and is for personal, non-commercial use. Please no mass production selling at craft fairs or in your own online store. Small batches for sale at charity events are allowed but please credit Sewyeah!  Reselling, sharing or redistribution of any of the file content is strictly prohibited.


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