Basic hand-sewing and embroidery stitches (pattern includes link to tutorials)
This is a pattern for a beautiful, heirloom quality Christmas Advent Calendar that can be reused year after year. This pattern includes all instructions necessary to make this wall hanging with a Christmas tree and 24 pockets as well as 24 unique felt ornaments. Remove one from a pocket each day of advent and hang on the felt tree. By Christmas Eve your tree will be fully decorated!
The pattern is 26 pages long and includes a complete materials list, full color photos of each ornament as well as color photos of key steps. Full instructions for all steps to make wall hanging and ornaments is included as well as 11 pages of full-size pattern pieces for all parts of the advent calendar.
Advent Calendar is designed to be made from felt and is mostly hand-sewn using basic hand-sewing and embroidery stitches. Pattern includes a link to online tutorials of all stitches used in this pattern.
This pattern provides endless opportunities to customize it for your family. Embroider names on ornaments to give each family member their own special one or make multiples of favorite ornaments. Embellish with sequins, buttons or any trim that you may have on hand. Color choices are endless and you can make an advent calendar to suit any decor you desire. This pattern does include two religious ornaments- an angel and baby Jesus. If you prefer to omit them, simply make additional ornaments of another design- maybe stockings for each family member or a pair of mittens instead of just one.