Sew an Advent Calendar using EZ Quilting Templates
All levels | 23 min 19 sec
Sew an Advent Calendar using EZ Quilting Templates
What builds holiday excitement more than a fun advent calendar? Expert sewist Leslie Schucker shows you how easy it is to sew a calendar completely by hand with felt. EZ Quilting templates help you cut out the pocket shapes quickly, and Leslie shares her favorite trick for transferring an embroidery design. Grab your favorite felt colors and get ready to hand-make some holiday magic.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 20" x 18" wool felt in white (natural)
  • Wool felt in red, teal, aqua, mint
  • 42" red extra large ric rack
  • DMC thread in Ivory 712, Red 817, Teal 3809, Aqua 597, Mint 993 
  • 2 48" pieces of red acrylic yarn made for cording and six yards for tassels
  • Buttons - 12 red, 12 aqua 
  • Dowel 22 1/2 x 1/2" in thick
  • Mini Fat Cat EZ Quilting Template
  • Boye PomPom/Tassel Maker
  • Removable tape
  • Number template
  • Pins
  • Embroidery needle
  • Fabric scissors
Learn how to:
  • Hand sew an advent calendar
  • Use EZ Quilting templates to cut fabric shapes
  • Applique using whip stitch
  • Transfer an embroidery design from paper to fabric
  • Embroider numbers with back stitch and French knots
  • Make cording and tassels
What you'll get:
  • Video instruction on making your hand-sewn advent calendar
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by expert instructor Leslie Schucker
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
37 users recommended this class to a friend
ShirleyA. Tomany
Very nice. The instructor gives clear and concise instructions for her very creative holiday item.
January 29, 2023
Amanda R
Adorable project. As a family with three kids, I found the pockets to be too small for more than one treat. No worries though, we insert a little folded up paper clue in the day’s pocket for our kids to go find more clues around the house to eventually lead them to their treats. :) Using the skills learned in the class, I also made mini tassels and felt charms that the kids hang onto the buttons, as we enter each day. Thanks so much for the fun activity.
More than 3 months ago
Maryna Bielkina
So cute and funny to see and make it. We didn't create a Calendar in Ukraine usually. But I definatelly want to make it now. I love it. Thank you so much!
More than 3 months ago