My new block of classes started back this week, and I have a few surprises in store for my ladies!
The first surprise is the change to my table display.
Not hard to guess what theme I’m going for here!
This is the first of 2 posts that will take you through most of the items on display, giving you links to patterns and tutorials along the way!
So let’s get started!
1 Scandi Stocking
(pattern available here)
(Dyslexic friendly pattern available here)
My Scandi Stocking pattern was first published in Sewing World magazine several years ago.
It combines one of my favourite fabrics, Essex Yarn Dyed Linen, with Makower’s gorgeous Scandi Christmas fabrics.
A little fussy cutting and simple applique add manageable and fun stages to this project.
Which is why I decided to run it as a Saturday workshop, on 17th November. (Full kits are available for those attending the workshop, but any leftover kits will be offered out!).
Only 1 place left on the workshop – get in touch if you would like to join us for some festive fun!
2 Mini Christmas Stockings
(free tutorial available here)
If you have a small present to gift why not pop it into a cute mini stocking!
These mini projects are great for using up scraps, leftover jellyroll or binding strips. And you can patchwork & quilt them anyway you like!
3 Dresden Coasters
(pattern available here)
If you fancy a little hand sewing in your Christmas crafting, how about some Dresden coasters. The blades are English Paper Pieced for accuracy, and the rest is done on the machine.
Again, these made their debut in Sewing World magazine. I used more Essex Linen here, this time Black, with a few leftover Christmas 5″ charm squares.
Of course you could make these anytime of the year, making the dresden blades in non-Christmas fabrics.
4 Robin Cushion
(Pattern available here)
This cute fellow first appeared in Pretty Patches magazine, and has been a big hit ever since!
He is a mixed textile cushion, making him super tactile and cuddly!
If you like mixing in a little tweed, wool or linen with your cottons, then you will love making this Rockin’ Robin!
I have used satin stitch applique here, but you could easily use raw edge applique or blanket stitch applique (more guidelines on machine applique here).
5 Christmas Baubles Cushions
(pattern to come)
I first made a Christmas Baubles cushion for a Brit Bee friend as part of a secret santa cushion swap several years ago!
These are great fun to make because there is no end to the ‘style’ of bauble you can have.
And you can let your creative ‘quilting’ juices flow too when it comes to the quilting.
One day I will get around to writing a pattern for these cushions – it’s on the
So that’s the end of part 1!
Tune in again for part 2 and my 2nd surprise reveal!