Christmas Sewing

I have really enjoyed time spent at my sewing machine the last couple of months as I have created Christmas decorations. I have made an advent calendar, two stockings and a lot of stars!

Makower Advent Calendar

This is the advent calendar I made. This is a Makower Advent Panel. This one is for my daughter Chloe (although she is only 3 months old!). Last year, I made one for my son Thomas so I knew what to expect. This wasn’t a tough make. The panel comes with the instructions printed along the bottom – you just match up the pockets and sew in straight lines. It is the cutting, folding and ironing which seems to take forever!

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These stockings were also very simple to make. I followed the pattern and tutorial from Sew Like My Mom, and am really pleased with how they turned out. I bought the fabric from my local fabric shop More Sewing.

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And stars….I have made a lot of stars! I just used a star outline and drew round it on my fabric – wrong sides together. I then top stitched all the way round, which means no turning the fabric the right way round and trying to poke out the corners! I will be hanging these in my windows.

I love Christmas and I have loved all this sewing!