Christmas Sewing – Gift Wrapping

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Christmas will be here again soon, November and December always seem to fly past. Here in Australia Christmas is also start of summer holidays and the end of another school year. So it is certainly a busy time, but I try to make time for sewing anyway. My stash of Christmas fabrics isn’t very big, but I have made a few wall hangings, pillow covers, table runners etc. It is also nice to make a Christmas gift for someone and also special to receive a handmade Christmas gift.

Making gift bags is also a practical and environmental project and a personal touch to your present. I have a three free tutorials/patterns on my tutorials page that can be made with Christmas fabric and would work great instead of traditional gift wrapping. These project are great for fabric scraps.

Here is a cute little gift card wallet with a snap button. This is a very easy project can be made in under an hour.

Here is a small drawstring bag that I made as a Valentine jewellery gift pouch originally, but can of course be made with Christmas fabric. The little heart on the bottom of the pouch is a pocket to keep small items safe.

This drawstring bag measures 7″x4″x4″. The size can easily be changed to any size you want. The poinsettia drawstring bag at the beginning of the post measures 5″x3″x3″ and is made using this pattern. There is instructions at the end of the tutorial on how to change the size.

I hope you enjoy this tutorials.
Until next time, happy sewing and take care.


Christmas Crafting 2020

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Christmas Tree Bunting

I has been a different year this year for all of us in some way, and very difficult for some. Things are looking brighter here in Australia at the moment, as we are going in to summer with very few Covid cases.
I haven’t done as much sewing and pattern designing this year as I have done previous years.

We have moved house and out of the big city, like so many others have done this year. Due to the lockdown and restrictions here, we couldn’t get much help and I ended up with a tendon issue in my left wrist. But it is slowly getting better and I won’t need surgery, so that is good.

I have been able to do some crochet the second half of this year, like my never ending hexagon throw that keeps getting bigger and bigger. Today I finished a Christmas Tree Bunting crochet kit that I bought earlier this year from Deramores, it is designed by Melissa Collings. I enjoyed it very much and it will probably be the only Christmas project this year.

Previous Christmas blog posts

Last year I did this Christmas Wreath Wall hanging and these Placemats. Previous years I have done among other things, a Christmas Table Runner and Christmas Cushions. So there is still some Christmas reading to do on my blog.

Two of my oldest pattern in my Etsy Shop are reduced by 70% to $3.30 each. I am going to retire the patterns on the January 10, 2021. It is my Pencil Case x 3 pattern and my Beach Bag pattern. They will be replaced by new patterns during the year, I am already working on a new pencil case pattern. I feel I can do alot better patterns today and that it is time for an update of my patterns.

From me and my family to you, Happy Holidays. Hope you have time for some sewing or other crafting if that is what you want to do. Take care!


Gift Card Wallet

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Christmas is almost here. It is a busy time of the year for many of us. Here in Australia it is also the end of the school year with graduations and end of year event.

A very common present is a gift card, at least in our family. This project is a little wallet that can be made in an hour or two. It is a personalised way of giving a gift card and great scrap project. I have made two here in Christmas fabric, but of course you can use them all year around for birthdays etc and make them in any kind of fabric.

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Christmas Wreath Wallhanging

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I have done some more scrappy Christmas sewing. In my search for new and fun ideas I came across a free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop, it is called Half Yard Wreath Wallhanging Pattern. The wallhanging finishes at 52 1/2″ x 52 1/2″ which is way too big for my walls, so I halved all the measurements and ended up a wallhanging half the size. So I guess in my case it is a fat quarter wreath.

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