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Advent Calendar - Christmas Countdown


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I've been wanting to make some sort of advent calendar for my young daughters for the past while but wanted one similar to what we had growing up. It was a fabric calendar with a picture at the top of Santa and Mrs. Claus sitting by a cozy fire sipping warm drinks. Below this picture were little pockets with the numbers 1 through 24. Then there was a little Christmas mouse who moved from pocket to pocket, day by day, as we counted down til Christmas. Having searched online for a pattern similar to this and not finding one that was just as I wanted, I decided to create my own. A little house with a Christmas elf counting down the days as he pops from window to window. With this pattern, you can make your own calendar to countdown the days until that much anticipated holiday! This is a house-shaped calendar with 24 windows/pockets. These windows are a good size to hold a little candy for your little one. Also included is a pattern for a felt Christmas elf who can help count down the days by hopping from window to window. The finished dimensions of this calendar are approximately 16 1/2 inches wide and 18 inches tall (including the hanger). BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY basic sewing skills hand sewing skills SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 16 1/2 inches wide 18 inches tall (including hanger)

Recommended with this pattern

  • three fat quarters
  • batting
  • fabric scraps

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lea & lars
lea & lars
My love of sewing started after the birth of my first daughter. From making quilts to making clothes...I enjoy it all. Now I have ventured into pattern making and would love to share my patterns with you! -Jen