Although it’s not yet December the crafting world is in full swing for Christmas. If you’re making presents, decorations, bespoke table settings or sewing your own party dress now is the time to get your craft on. We have a beautiful collection of bright and cheerful Christmas fabrics from Dashwood Studio.
If you’re stuck for ideas here’s a few things things we’ve come up with at Crafty Sew & So.
There is nothing more adorable than a little Christmas outfit so if you’re feeling particularly crafty this Christmas? Why not come into store to create a children’s Christmas outfit. We sell patterns from Oliver + S. The tunic and leggings are my favourite, both adorable and practical. And you can join Sarah on Wednesday nights right up to Christmas in our continuing dressmaking classes to get a helping hand with any clothing project.
If you don’t have the time to make your own Helen from Lily & Giraffe has got you covered. She has used our designer fabrics to make these lovely little party dresses. Her designs are perfect for special occasions.
The skirt has plenty of material in it for twirling and the bodice has gorgeous detailing to make the dress really stand out from the crowd.
This sweet pinafore has a super cute (and very useful) bubble pocket.
To make your table extra special this Christmas you could create this stunning patchwork table runner. We have a workshop to make this coming up on 6th December. The runner is made from a mixture of designer and simple solids plain fabrics. And whilst your at it why not make matching napkins and place mats too!
Freya has used the falling snow fabric to make a gorgeous little Christmas tree to bring a little festive cheer to the studio. The Pattern is free to download from Sewaholic.com. You can sew on little bows or baubles to give it that extra Christmas sparkle. It’s really simple to make and can be used as a table centre, decoration or a cuddly toy for little ones.
This weekend we made stockings on Saturdays workshop. You can make your own by downloading a free pattern from novembers issue of Sewmag. Simply log in and download. Hand stitch a name onto the trim to create a personal gift.
And finally, something to use up those scraps of fabric, Stamp Bunting. It’s a great alternative to tinsel. Made by Jo Carter and featured on Dashwood Studio’s blog.
What festive goodies will you be crafting this year? We’d love to see your makes so please share links to your photos and projects in the comment section below.