If you’re in full-on Christmas craft mode these days, this Dashwood Studio Advent Calendar is just what you need. I’d been on the lookout for an Advent calendar to make for a while and instantly fell in love with this; often Christmas fabrics can be so old fashioned, but this feels modern without being over the top.
As far as craft projects go, this was an absolute joy to put together – it made for a really enjoyable Saturday afternoon. I sit in the beginner category of sewing and while this tested me, I learnt so many new skills that I can use elsewhere. Such as…
- More experience using my sewing machine
- Working with wadding
- Using my rotary cutter
- Sewing on bias binding to create a border
Don’t worry, The Homemakery’s tutorial walks you through each step of the way.
I bought everything from The Homemakery and the tutorial over on their blog gives you everything you need (including the material shopping list); really easy to follow, even for something that on first glance looked complicated.
The best bit about making this Advent calendar? It’s something that I’ll hopefully be able to treasure for years to come. I took my time over it and it paid off. I can look at it and think “I made it” and feel rather proud. It’s now filled with Celebrations for my housemates and me, ready for next Monday.
So the 1st December is next Monday, but there’s still time to get everything ordered and make this. You’ll be able to put it together in an afternoon, so go for it!
Just a month to go until Christmas day! Are you working on any Christmas projects? Share them with me in the comments below – I’d love to see them.