Let the countdown to Christmas begin! Advent calendars are a fun holiday tradition made even better when you make one yourself. Use these patterns to stitch some holiday cheer the whole fam can take part in.
1. Gingerbread House Advent Calendar
What’s sweeter than a gingerbread house that lasts from year to year? This felt version that combines candy colors with cute-as-a-button ornaments. If you don’t love hand sewing, you can stitch them by machine or even use glue for a fast fix. (Craft glue or a hot glue gun should do the trick).
2. Stocking Advent Calendar
Go on and stuff mini stockings with sweet treats the whole fam will enjoy. This advent calendar is insanely cute and stitches up fast, so you can make it with plenty of time to spare.
3. Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
The best thing about this calendar is it’s totally customizable — the pattern includes designs for two trees and 29 different ornaments, so you can take your pick and stitch what you love best.
4. Quilted Christmas Pocket Advent Calendar
This sweet calendar has 24 pockets to hold little ornaments, so you can hang one on your Christmas tree each day. The pattern includes instructions for making your own machine-embroidered ornaments, or you can purchase mini ones from the store — the choice is yours!
5. Pocket Advent Calendar Quilt
This wall calendar was designed to use a charm pack for DIY pockets, but you can always substitute scraps from your stash. It’s a super cute quick-stitch design that’ll become your new family tradition.
6. Rudolph Advent Calendar with Ornaments
Count down the days until Christmas with Rudolph’s red nose lighting the way. This modern advent calendar pattern includes instructions for wool felt ornaments bedazzled with sparkly sequins and beads.
7. Templated Tree Advent Calendar
Deck the tree with wool felt ornaments (which are easily attached by snaps), then sew the ornaments by hand for a wall calendar that may just become a family heirloom. The best part? There’s a template for everything, making this project easy peasy.