This year I decided to make my nieces Christmas present- an advent calendar with pockets to hold a little gift for each day. I’m hoping that it will get used again in future years and we can buy the gifts each year!
I thought it would take a day or two but I definitely should have allowed more time! I spent all my free time last week finishing this off so it could be posted in time to arrive by 1stDecember. Overall I am pretty happy with it, so here’s hoping she likes it!
I first cut out and pressed all the pockets, added the buttonholes, and then decorated them with felt numbers and ribbons. Then I sewed them all onto a large piece of red fabric, added the buttons and then followed the shape of a coat hanger to cut out the shape at the top. I sewed another piece of fabric on to the back leaving a hole at the top for the coat hanger to poke through, and added a baton at the bottom to make it hang better. (I didn’t actually have a baton the right size so I improvised making a tube out of paper and filling it with rice- sneaky!)
I really enjoyed making this one and I love the red and white theme!