How to Make an Advent Calender

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How to Make an Advent Calender
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Gather your supplies. You will also need a sewing machine, matching threads , rotary cutter , board and ruler .

Gather your supplies. You will also need a sewing machine, matching threads , rotary cutter , board and ruler .

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Cut 24 squares , 5inch x 5inch . I used 6 fabrics x 4 square. Cut 2 of 22 x 27 in main fabric and 1 of 22 x 27 in batting. Sew 6 squares together x 4 times

Cut 24 squares , 5inch x 5inch . I used 6 fabrics x 4 square. Cut 2 of 22 x 27 in main fabric and 1 of 22 x 27 in batting. Sew 6 squares together x 4 times

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Press .5 an inch to the wrong side  all around the 6 joined squares . Then press .25 of the .5 under again at the top only

Press .5 an inch to the wrong side all around the 6 joined squares . Then press .25 of the .5 under again at the top only

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Lay a length of lace across each row of 6 squares and sew in place

Lay a length of lace across each row of 6 squares and sew in place

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Turn the lace under at both ends

Turn the lace under at both ends

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Print numbers off the computer in reverse . Trace 1 to 24 onto bondaweb and iron onto red felt . Then cut out your individual numbers.

Print numbers off the computer in reverse . Trace 1 to 24 onto bondaweb and iron onto red felt . Then cut out your individual numbers.

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Peel off the paper from the back of the number . Centralise the number on the lace strip and on each pocket and press in position.

Peel off the paper from the back of the number . Centralise the number on the lace strip and on each pocket and press in position.

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Repeat on all 24 pocket

Repeat on all 24 pocket

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Sew a line down each number to secure

Sew a line down each number to secure

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Sandwich the back , batting and front together . Lay the 1st row on the front spacing down 1.5 inches from top and 1.5 on either side

Sandwich the back , batting and front together . Lay the 1st row on the front spacing down 1.5 inches from top and 1.5 on either side

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Sew the row in place and then sew  down the join between each square to make individual pockets

Sew the row in place and then sew down the join between each square to make individual pockets

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Add the 2nd row . Spacing it 1 inch below the first row and 1.5 from either side as before.

Add the 2nd row . Spacing it 1 inch below the first row and 1.5 from either side as before.

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Repeat for all  4 rows

Repeat for all 4 rows

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Cut 6 lengths of ribbon x 8 inches. Fold in half and pin raw edges to the top of the back . The outer 2 placed .50 inch from sides and the rest spaced evenly between. Roughly 4 inches apart

Cut 6 lengths of ribbon x 8 inches. Fold in half and pin raw edges to the top of the back . The outer 2 placed .50 inch from sides and the rest spaced evenly between. Roughly 4 inches apart

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Cut 2.6 mts of ribbon and fold in half lengthwise. Sew all around covering raw edges and overlap to finish

Cut 2.6 mts of ribbon and fold in half lengthwise. Sew all around covering raw edges and overlap to finish

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Point the hanging loops up and sew , making sure the are all the same length. If not adjust before you sew in place.

Point the hanging loops up and sew , making sure the are all the same length. If not adjust before you sew in place.

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