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Christmas calendar for sharing

It´s time to start waiting for christmas! What we really like about this christmas calendar is that it is big enough to put a little thing for everybody in. We fill it with sweat treats and small toys and the whole family come together for a nice little break every day in December.

Calendar:
Cut out 48 triangles from different christmas fabrics. The easiest is to cut out squares and then cut them in halves diagonally. Also cut pieces of silk ribbons, approximately 3" long, for hanging.

Fold the triangles right sides together and sew them together. (see illustration below) On half of the triangles you only want to leave an opening at the bottom (the ones you want to use as lining. You will turn through the hole later)

Remember to iron all seams. It is dead boring, we know, but will really pay off in the end.

Turn the triangle that is sewn all the way down right side out and put it into a lining triangle. (see illustration below) Also put the ribbon in there before you sew it together along the top. Sew all the way around the top edge here, not just over it. You want an opening at the top :)

Then turn the whole thing right side out and sew it at the bottom. This seam want be visible so you dont have to worry to much about getting it neat. Just fold in and sew. Then cut out numbers and glue on. We ironed vlieselin onto the fabric before we cut out the numbers, to prevent it from coming apart at the edges. Make another 23 and hang them on a cord, or maybe on the tree? Then start waiting!

 

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Reader Comments (10)

I have been looking for the perfect way to update my advent calender.... you have really helped me out....great work!!

november 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

Thanks for sharing such a creative idea!
:)

desember 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstel.la

Thanks for sharing this creative idea!!

desember 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstel.la

darling! i'm going to make these instead of stockings this year - what size are you making the triangles?

desember 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjefra

I would like to insert your christmas calendar picture in my blog with a link how to do it. Can I? Let me know thanks Trucchi di mamma

november 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrucchi di Mamma

Yes Trucchi, no problem :)
Thanks!

november 26, 2010 | Registered Commenterpickles

Thanks to you!

november 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrucchi di Mamma

Great idea. Thank you for sharing. I would love my family to be able to do this in the future.

november 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam O'Leary

Hi, I love this idea, thank you for sharing! I'm pretty new to sewing and was excited to find something I think I could make - however, could you tell what size of squares to cut? :) Thank you!

november 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJ

Just made this today -- thank you so much for the tutorial! For those who ask how big to cut the triangles -- just test a few sizes using paper. Just cut a square and cut it in half, then follow the tutorial to see how big it'll be as a cone. I started with 11" squares and maybe would have gone down to 10" if I were going to do it again. I'd advise against going quite small since that will complicate things when you go to sew the two triangles together.

november 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

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