Only 38 days until Christmas so it seems I can no longer hide under the bed and pretend not happening………
So today’s the day I get feastive with this really pretty wreath, my aim this year is to have a homemade Christmas theme so hopefully this is just the start!
You Will Need:
- Less than ½ meter of fabric- I used 8 designs but you can create a different look with less or even just one.
- Matching thread.
- 1m of ribbon
- Template which can be found here: //www.frillandflounce.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Scan.pdf Take note of the seam allowances.
Cut out 16 pieces using the template and arrange into 2 circles, one back and one front.
Sew each piece together at the straight edge together, right sides facing, until all pieces of the circle are attached BUT leave the last section open.
Repeat this for the other circle.
Iron the seams open. Turn the seam allowance of 1.5cm over to the wrong side at each open end.
Lay on top of each other with the right sides facing.
Pin and sew at both the inner and outer edges starting and finishing at the open edges- DO NOT sew across the open edges.
Cut small triangles from the curved edges being careful not to cut through the stitches. This allows the fabric to lay flat and gives the wreath a smooth shape.
Turn inside out and stuff. When full, hand-sew the last seam together.
The ribbon hides this seam, so if you’re not great at hand stitches just ensure the seam is secure.
Tie a bow in the ribbon and hang the wreath.
If you’re not brave enough to tackle this on your own join us at one of our events.
This is a great project for upcycling. Use any fabric in “Christmas” colours- I’m thinking old shirts would be great. Combine with a tatty old cushion pad and voila a fantastically cheap but brilliantly prefect Christmas Wreath for next to nothing!
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