How to Craft a Handmade Christmas

How to Craft a Handmade Christmas

Keeping an Advent calendar has been a cherished custom since the mid-1800s, when many families used candles or wooden blocks to count down from December 1 to Christmas Day. This charming take on the tradition features an interpretation of the tussie-mussie sewn from bits of toile.

  1. Sew twenty-five V-shaped pockets with scraps of fabric.
  2. Inside the top corners of each pocket, hand-stitch lengths of wired ribbon for hanging.
  3. Number the assortment with embroidery, charms, or adhesive figures.
  4. Fill with sweet treats, or tuck a posy of dried or silk blossoms into each cone.

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  1. Is it possible to find out where the red and white cathedral toile fabric used at the top of the stocking can be found for purchase?

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