Starting to feel a little festive? Get organised and start making your Advent Calendar now!!
Each stocking is decorated on one side with a pretty embroidery pattern or motif and on the other there is a number 1-25. The plan is that at the beginning of December all the stockings are filled with a little treat (they are the perfect size for a fun size chocolate or small item such as lipstick, nail varnish, toy car, sewing thread etc) and hung with all numbers facing forward. Each day, find the relevant stocking, turn it round to reveal the design and enjoy the contents inside.
You could hang your stockings from a branch displayed in a pot like a small tree, pegged to a ribbon or why not have a go at making the wooden Christmas tree I have used. All the instructions for that are included here too. If you don’t have the patience to make all the stockings then they would also look lovely as tree decorations, or as an alternative to crackers on your Christmas table.
This 20-page download includes templates, instructions, a stitch guide and inspirational photographs to make a beautiful embroidered felt floral wreath.
ONLINE TUTORIALS WATCH HERE
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 the 8th, 22nd and 29th of October for a 90 minute tutorial focussing on different sections of the garland. If you can't join in live, don't worry as the video will be saved to my IGTV so you can watch it at your leisure.
Week 1 - 8th October - Introduce the project and making some stockings
Week 2 - 15th October - No show as I'mhaving a small break
Week 3 - 22nd October - Focussing on numbers
Week 4 - 29th October - constructing the stockings and display ideas.
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 file. Nothing will be sent in the post. You will receive instant access to the PDF file download link on payment, click the link and it will be saved into your downloads folder.
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)
Your PDF contains ...
Detailed photography of the finished stockings
Written instructions and helpful hints to complement the video tutorials
Embroidery stitches guide
Instructions for making the wooden display tree
The PDF has been designed to be viewed or printed as A4. The template and instruction pages (4,11-13,15-20) are monochrome, in case you only want to print these particular pages to save on ink.
These stockings are 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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