Sunday, December 16, 2012

Quick Christmas Gifts and Decorations

 I thought there might be someone out there who could use a quick Christmas gift or decor idea, so I'm offering three little patterns here, free, for your enjoyment.  These items take only a few scraps of material and are quick to assemble.  The patterns are rough, but made for a quick, last-minute kind of need, so please forgive the sketchiness.  Let me know how they work for you, please.  These were done on 8 1/2" x 1l" paper, so, when you print them, print them to fit the page.

Christmas Stocking Pattern

The first pattern is for a small Christmas Stocking that measures about 8 inches long when finished.  You can capture the pattern by right clicking on it and "Save Image As".  Put it in My Documents somewhere where you can easily find it again.

Here's one that I am working on, now, not finished yet.

Christmas Tree Potholder or Mug Rug Pattern

Here's the block, ready to layer and bind for a potholder or mug rug.  It's very fast and easy.

Christmas Bird Decoration

I made one out of muslin and it's ready to decorate.  The hanging ribbon is on and the wings are attached.  This was fun to make.  Now, for the eyes, beak embroidery and maybe a little bling here and there (sparkle of some sort).  I'm going to make some out of calico and holiday prints and will put them up when I get them finished.  This is fun!

If you sew the shapes BEFORE cutting them out, it goes more smoothly.  I've drawn the outline of the pieces and my stitching will be a scant quarter inch inside each shape, leaving about 2" open on the back to turn it.  The wings will be attached to batting before turning.  This is a very satisfying little project and would make a nice gift with a tin of cookies or a holiday cake, as part of the wrapping.

Merry Christmas Sewing, friends!!!!

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