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« on: November 27, 2013 04:23:29 AM »

I made an advent calendar, and as I think itís pretty cute I made a tutorial.

It was done in about an hour, so this would be just the right project for last-minute crafting.

Basically itís a long strip of fabric, sewn together at one end. Everyday, one opens one bow and one sweet will come out.

You will need:
- fabric
- ribbon
- number tags (I attached the file with the ones I used at the end)

- scissors
- hole punch 1 and 1 3/4 inch (optional)
- stapler to attach the number tags to the ribbon
- needle and thread, or a sewing machine

Cut your fabric:
The strip of fabric should be wide enough to comfortably wrap the biggest of your sweets with a bit (at least an inch) of overlapping.

To determine the length of your fabric: Arrange all the sweets in a line with about one inch of space between each of them. Measure how long your line of sweets is, then add 5 to 10 inches at every end Ė This is the lenght of fabric you will need, probably you will need to piece it together.  If you want, you can seam the rectangle, I didnít bother to do so.

Then sew the one end shut as shown in the sketch And, tadaaa: You're done. Now it just needs to be filled.

To fill it, start with the closed side. Put in one sweet, tie the section off with a piece of ribbon and attach the tag with the number 24 to the ribbon. Then repeat until you reach number 1.

If you have questions, please ask!

I also added the file with the numbers: For the smaller circles I used an one-inch circle punch. The larger ones are 1 3/4 inch in diameter. The file is in A4 format, but I laid everything out in a way that it should work on letter-format paper as well.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2013 04:32:45 AM by erdbeerblau » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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