How to….Christmas Bird Garland

Here is our second ‘time friendly’ project, for this you’d probably need a couple of hours altogether, but perhaps if you don’t have that time in one block you could cut the template and fabric in the evening and put together the garland in the day.  Here’s how…

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Cut you chosen template out of card (we used a simple bird design, but you could do Christmas Trees, mini stockings or hearts – the list is endless!).  Select the fabrics you want to use, scraps come in very handy here, cut 2 pieces of fabric for each bird.

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Place the fabric right sides together and sew around leaving 1/2cm seam, leave 5cm gap for turning right way.   So you get a nice shape, snip around any curves or points, careful to avoid your seam.   Turn right side out and stuff with wadding.  Hand sew to close.  Finally stitch your birds to ric rac or ribbon and voila!

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We used our Scandinavian Christmas Bundles for the garland, unfortunately we’re out of stock at the moment, but they should be back in the shop by Friday.

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2 Comments

  1. Jenny November 24th, 2010 at 11:18 #

    Great idea as well, love the Scandinavian style fabric too!

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  2. Gemma November 27th, 2010 at 21:18 #

    I love love love the Scandinavian fabric!

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