DIY Linen Xmas Calendar

19 Nov

December is almost here! Still enough time for some crafts – to create that warm handmade feel that Christmas is all about. Today we would like to bring you a project called “Linen Christmas Calendar”.All done Linen Calendar

You can use your own judgement with colours, design etc. The pictures are from a project that a family member documented while sewing her own calendar.

The pouches:

  1. Cut 23 pieces of natural coloured linen fabric. Pieces should be 7 cm x 25 cm.
  2. Cut one piece of the same fabric 12 cm x 25 cm. You might guess this is for the 24th day. 🙂

The burlap pieces:

  1. Cut 23 pieces of natural coloured burlap fabric. Pieces should be 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm.
  2. For the bigger pouch cut a larger piece of burlap fabric of 10 cm x 10 cm

Sewing them together:

  1. Sew all 24 burlap fabric pieces from to linen pouch pieces so that the burlap piece is almost at the bottom.
  2. Then fold the linen cloth upside down and sew the edges (1 short edge, 2 long edges) closed. All 24 pieces.
  3. Fold all pouches back the right way.
  4. Cut a piece of red linen, 90 x 40 cm.
  5. Sew a 3 cm large rod pocket in top and bottom edges.
  6. Arrange the prepared bags on the red cloth in any order you think is most beautiful.
  7. Attach the bags with pins.
  8. Sew the bags to red fabric at top and bottom. At the top make sure sewing is invisible.
  9. Make yarn twists of red wool to close the pouches. Rotate the wool so that the yarn looks like a cord. To do this you can put the other end even though a door handle. Improvise!
  10. Close the bags with cords.
  11. Crochet the numbers from the same thread as the cords.
  12. Use fabric glue to attach numbers to bags.
  13. Put wooden sticks (poles) through the rod pockets at the top and bottom.
  14. You may sew the edges closed for a more polished result.
  15. Attach the calendar to the wall with some cord or just hang it from the pole.
  16. Finally: you should fill the bags with chocolate or some other special surprises. You may choose something larger and even more valuable for the 24th day, if you like. 🙂

If you don’t have any fabrics for the project yet, we’d like to recommend

Feel free to share this project! Just remember to link back to us: www.linenfabrics.co.uk/linen-aspirations

Merry Xmas from Ada & Ina! 🙂

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