Sincerely not for the faint of heart. I'll be honest, it was a little time consuming, so if your a beginner in the sewing department maybe set aside a weekned to bang this out, but it was also so much fun. And I know I'm getting it up a little late, but I didn't bother filling up day 1 so I wouldn't tell on you if you got your advent calendar up a few days late. :)
- Number stencils (mine came out of an old scrapbooking kit)
- Rotary cutter (not pictured)
- Iron (not pictured).
- Sewing machine (not pictured).
- Thread matching fabric colours (not pictured).
- Fusible web
- White cotton fabric (1 1/2 metres approx)
- Treats to go in advent calendar (chocolates, candy canes, small toys, crafting supplies)
Step 1: Press white cotton fabric and square it up. Then cut the fabric into long strips 5 inches wide.
Step 2: measure 5 1/2 inches across the length of the strip and cut (the extra 1/2 inch is to account for the sleeve that your yarn/ribbon/jute will go through to make a drawstring).
Step 3: Trace your numbers with a fine tip pen/sharpie on the papered side, but be sure to trace them backwards (this will make sense later).
*You will want the extra space around your numbers when you eventually go to cut them out properly and it'll be easier to iron them down this way.
You should also have two pencil-sized sleeves along the top front and top back of your pouch for the drawstring that you will pull through it.
This is what your drawstring pouch should look like once finished. Now just repeat this 24-30 more times depending on the number of days you want your advent calendar for.