Sewing Patterns and tutorials to make easy but amazingly cute diy Christmas gifts. Sew your own perfect handmade Christmas gifts for family and friends!
Learn to make fabric bookmarks using fabrics scraps. This easy tutorial will walk all level of quilters through the steps to make a fabric bookmark.
The only thing I love more than a Christmas sewing project is a fast Christmas sewing project! Table runners and pillow covers have long been favorites of mine because they are quick to make and fun to change out with the seasons. Today, I’m sharing a fast and easy Christmas Tree Table Runner tutorial! These […]
🎶On the 5th Day of Christmas, CKC gave to me... A stuffed pillow Christmas tree. 🎶 My mother has a Christmas tree pillow in our home growing up that she made herself, and I have always wanted to have one of our own. As I was making this one, I pulled out my ric rac and was trying to think of how to incorporate it, and my mom reminded me that her tree had ric rac in the seams of the tree! I will definitely try this on my next one, because this is a new tradition for our family. This pattern comes in three sizes. Small is approximately 9", Medium is 11.5", and the Large tree is 13.5". Materials Needed: Woven Fabric (see below) Sewing Machine and basic sewing supplies Cutting mat and rotary cutter or scissors Polyfil stuffing Needle and thread for hand sewing Tree Template you can download here. Fabric Requirements are based on using three different fabric: Small Tree: 7/8 yard total Medium Tree: 1 1/8 yard total Large Tree: 1 1/4 yard total *Note: you can get two trees from the width of fabric. Seam allowance will be 3/8". Let's get started! Step 1: Fold your fabric in half and place the pattern piece on the fold. Cut out your tree and repeat 5 times for a total of 6 tree templates cut out. You can mix and match different fabrics. I used three fabrics, but mix and match more or have a solid tree for many creative options! Step 2: Place two pieces right sides together and leave about 6 inches open at the bottom. Step 3: Clip all the corners and curves so they turn out nicely. Turn the tree right side out and repeat with the other 5 trees. Step 4: Press your trees and the seam allowance at the opening in 3/8" so it will be easier to close at the end. Step 5: Place all three trees together and sew down the middle, making sure to backstitch at the beginning and the end. Step 6: Now it is time to stuff! Use a blunt ended tool like a dowel rod or chopstick to make sure the ends are stuffed. When you are finished stuffing all the parts of the tree, you will and hand sew the openings closed. I recommend using a ladder stitch. And you're done! What a fun Christmas tree in three sizes to pull out each year with your family decorations. It will be a passed down treasure for sure. I also will be buying extra fabric for next year's Christmas dresses so I have enough to make them matching trees and remember their Christmas dresses for years to come. What other great ideas so you have for your Christmas tree pillow decoration? Here are some inspirational trees from our amazing testers! We cannot wait to see what you create! Please share your beauties with us and come hang out in our Facebook Group or on Instagram @CKCPatterns. SEW Inspired ~ Emily
I shared a list of Christmas gift ideas to sew last year here. Now that another year has gone by, it is time for an updated list. Here are 10 ideas for gifts you can sew this Christmas... because handmade is best! If you are looking for teacher gift ideas or things to sew with the kids, there are a few options in here too. Enjoy!
So, you want to try out something new. You read all the blogs, you buy the materials, you get the Crafts course… but every time you’re about to start
I'm still busy rearranging the house after Madeline's move, and unfortunately my sewing time is limited at the moment. Setting up my new sewing space has been fun but its far from finished :( Its feeling a lot more organised than my studio was, even though this space is smaller. I wonder how long it will stay all neat and tidy :) I have a quick and easy tutorial for you today. I like to place a small gift in the Christmas Cards I give to friends and neighbours and for the last two years I've made the Matchbox Needle Keeps. In an effort to be more creative this year, I made a batch of these Fabric Star Hangers and decided to write up a simple tutorial, so you can make some too: These hangers were so much fun to make and they look so pretty in different fabric combinations. Because these are so quick and easy, you will have a batch prepared for friends and family in no time and they are the perfect way to share something handmade at Christmas. All you need to do is grab a few supplies and your ready to create. So here's what you'll need: pentagon template (click HERE to download) scrap cardboard and double sided tape assorted 6" fabric squares (2 fabric squares for each star) packet of pearl beads or glass seed beads ribbon or lace to make hangers neutral thread for piecing matching thread for securing points and adding beads general sewing supplies And here we go: Step One: Print your pentagon template and cut around the solid line. Glue the template to a piece of scrap cardboard (or template plastic) to stabalise the template, and then trim away the excess cardboard. Place a couple of pieces of double sided tape on the back of the template which will stick to your fabric to prevent it slipping or moving while you are cutting. Step Two: Position your template on your chosen fabric and cut around all sides. Cut two pentagons for each star hanger. Step Three: With right sides together, sew around each of the five sides of the pentagon, 1/4" from the raw edge and leaving a 1 1/2" opening on one side for turning. Step Four: For a nice crisp point, clip each of the corners as close to the sewn line as possible.Turn your pentagon to the right side, through the opening and push out each corner. Step Five: Fold in the seam allowance of the opening and press the pentagon well. Sew a scant 1/8" around the sides of the pentagon, which will secure the opening. Step Six: You need to find the centre point of each side. Fold each side, point to point and finger press to find the centre. Mark each centre point with a pin. Step Seven: Fold each point in about 1", towards the centre and secure with a pin, removing the centre pins as you go. You may need to adjust the folds as you work your way around the pentagon, to obtain the star shaped centre. Step Eight: Thread a needle with matching thread and stating at one outer point, sew a couple of stitches to secure the point and then add a pearl bead. Work around the star as shown in the photo. To hide your thread, insert your needle under one fold and travel your thread between the two layers of the fold, exiting at the first outer point. Secure, add a pearl and travel your thread down to the first inner point between the folds, as shown. Continue in this manner until all points are secured. Step Nine: Add a hanger of your choice. Cut a piece of ribbon or lace to 6", fold in half and secure to the back of your Star with a couple of stitches. Your could also use twine, raffia or a gold hook or ring. And that's it! A cute and quick project that spreads a little Christmas cheer to its lucky recipient. I hope you enjoy making your own Fabric Star Hangers. Make sure you keep a couple for yourself though, to add to your own Christmas tree. Handmade ornaments are treasures and our tree is full of them; each with their own little story. I wouldn't have it any other way ♥ Happy sewing :)
For the early part of this week, I was consumed with the "Loki" costume I posted about here . It was a big success, the only dra...
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