After the amazing response to last years advent bunting we asked Julie of Mack and Mabel to design more for this years festivities! Julie used the very gorgeous Christmas Dreams collection from Dashwood Studios to create this super cute bunting!
Hi, I’m Julie and I blog at www.mackandmabel.blogspot.co.uk. I’m very pleased to be today’s guest blogger and to hopefully kick start your festive sewing! About this time last year I designed a pattern for some mini Advent bunting for Justine and Lisa and this year Justine asked if I could design a larger version. So here it is!
Each of the pennants along the bunting is actually a pocket that you can fill with little treats to be opened one day at a time throughout Advent, just like a traditional Advent calendar. The pockets close with a loop and button, so little hands can’t go prying before the day!
To make the bunting you need 6 fat quarters of Christmas print fabric, 6 fat quarters of solid fabric for the lining, 1.5 metres of ribbon for the loops, 24 buttons and 5 meters of bunting tape. This Christmas Dreams line by Dashwood Studios is the perfect fabric, I think!
Download the Free PDF pattern to get detailed instructions with photos and full size templates. The pattern is easy to sew and suitable for beginners.
I used a machine zig zag stitch to sew the numbers on, and a Sewline glue pen to hold them in place whilst I sewed, but you could just as easily use a regular straight stitch or sew them on by hand.
The pennants are sewn to tape which sits inside the pocket flap.
I made 2 separate ones with numbers 1-12 in the first section and 13-24 in the second, but then ended up placing both together to get this shot!
How lovely is the bunting? If you come and visit us on stand A120 at the Knit & Stitch show in Harrogate this week you’ll be able to see it for real!
We’ve also got kits available that contain all the fabric required as well as the buttons, bunting tape and ribbon for just £35, see here.