Sewing Tutorial: Fabric Christmas Tree Decorations – Perfect For A Last Minute Make

These decorations are a perfect quick Christmas sewing make – they also make great gifts.

Its that time of year where it all gets a little manic as I realise theres not long left for me to finish off all my Christmas present makes, no mater how early I start I always seem to end up at this stage with me looking at the calendar wondering if I will actually manage to get them all finished.  Luckily I have always managed to finish just in time – although I have been known to be frantically finishing off an item on Christmas Eve ready for the next day!

I have got most of the Elf gift bags finished, and have now decided to focus on some of my sewing Christmas makes.  First up is a fabric Christmas tree, these are perfect presents – especially if you are needing to post them as they are nice and flat.

I made these using fat quarters from the Christmas Birdhouse and Essential trends (red version) fat quarter sets by The Craft Cotton Company.

Fabric was gifted by The Craft Cotton Company.

There is also another tutorial available for a smaller version of these trees – fabric Christmas trees take 2! As well as one for fabric tree bunting and also a crochet version too!

Christmas Tree Decoration Tutorial

Materials

To make one tree you will need:

  • 2 pieces of fabric for the 5 squares:
    • 5×5 cm, 7×7 cm, 9×9 cm, 11×11 cm, 13×13 cm
  • 2 pieces of fabric for the trunk:
    • 4x5cm.
  • 10 cm ribbon.
  • 5 buttons.

Assembly

  • Take two pieces of the same size and placing right sides together sew around leaving a gap for turning.  Turn out the right way, press and slip stitch the gap closed. Repeat with the remaining pieces, ending up with 5 squares.
  • Lay out the squares on top of each other in size order from largest to smallest.
  • Starting with the smallest square fold up the bottom point and sew to secure, next sew a button onto the folded part of the square. Repeat with the remaining squares.
  • Take the two trunk fabric pieces, and placing right sides together sew down the side, along the bottom and up the other side leaving the top edge unsewn. Turn out the right way, press and slip stitch the gap closed.
  • Sew the trunk onto the back of the largest square 1cm up from the bottom edge.
  • Take the ribbon and fold in half, place on the back of the smallest square 1cm down from the top of the square and sew to secure.

Sewing Tutorial: Quick And Easy Harry Potter Drawstring Bag

Making bags seems to have taken over at bit here at the moment and following on from my last minute quick make drawstring bag I focussed on making this quick and easy drawstring bag using some amazing Harry Potter fabric which was gifted to me by The Craft Cotton Company.

I wanted to add a little detail to the bag and knew I had to add a little golden snitch to the front of the bag. Luckily I had some golden and white felt in my stash and some matching embroidery threads – isn’t often I manage to have the right shades and normally have to rush out and by some to match!.

I love how this bag has turned out – I will definitely be making some more for gifting this Christmas.

The tutorial to make one is available over on The Craft Cotton Company’s blog.

Time For Something Summery: Crochet Granny Stitch Triangle Ladybird Bunting Pattern

I’ve had crochet bunting on my ideas lists for a while now but haven’t had the chance to get started with any – the list os just too long!.

Last week I saw some ladybirds scurrying about on some leaves and an idea came to mind to make some ladybird themed bunting.

I decided to do the bunting in the colour of the leaves and have some little ladybirds sat on them.

This pattern is available free on Patreon for my Patreon members this month along with lots of other patterns.

Minecraft Corner To Corner Crochet Block Series: Part 6 – Emerald Ore Block Pattern

I started this emerald ore block alongside my previous magma block as I ran out of grey half way through making this! So while waiting to get some more I started and finished off the magma block!

Once I got some more grey I got back to finishing the emerald ore block off, and I think it is definitely up there as one of my favourites so far – I love the green details, and love the thought of them all being little green jewels waiting to be found.

Made using a 3.5mm hook and half treble (UK)/half double (US) corner to corner crochet (how to half treble(UK)/half double (US) corner to corner crochet is available here).

Once you have made the 6 sides sew the pieces together down the sides, you can use a piece of foam or stuffing to fill the cube.  If using a cube sew the pieces together around it, if your using stuffing sew all the sides together but leave a 10cm gap so you can then put the stuffing in then sew the gap closed.

Other Minecraft blocks patterns also available: Chest Block, TNT Block, Magma Block, Emerald Ore, Diamond Ore

Minecraft Corner To Corner Crochet Block Series: Part 3 – Diamond Ore Block Pattern

It started with a TNT block, followed by a chest – now its time for a diamond ore block!

There are so many of these Minecraft blocks that I want to make – 3 down so far and a lot more to go, I have another idea to use the patterns for too – but it will be a while until I can reveal that make!

Made again using half trebles(UK)/half double (US) corner to corner crochet (how to available here) and a 3.5mm crochet hook. Finished size is 17x17x17 cm – if you want these in a bigger size just up the hook size.

Once you have made the 6 sides sew the pieces together down the sides, you can use a piece of foam or stuffing to fill the cube.  If using a cube sew the pieces together around it, if your using stuffing sew all the sides together but leave a 10cm gap so you can then put the stuffing in then sew the gap closed.

Other Minecraft blocks patterns also available: Chest Block, TNT Block, Magma Block, Emerald Ore, Diamond Ore

Now time to get started on the next one…….

Among Us Character Corner To Corner Crochet Pattern

I’ve been trying to get through a few projects that have been in my to do list for ages – some have been half started and I’ve decided to try and get through some of those first before taking on new projects off the list!

First up is an Among Us corner to corner make, I’ve had this drawn out and a few rows started for a few weeks but am glad I’ve finally focussed on it and got it finished – so glad in fact, I’ve already got a few more ideas for some more in different colours and poses – I need to make sure I don’t get distracted and start making those before I get through a few more makes off my list!

This pattern is available over on Patreon and is the free make for June for my Patreon subscribers.