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Our Festive Sewing Plans

Monday, 1 December 2014


We are starting to feel festive here at Brighton Sewing Centre (even though we have been selling Christmas fabric since Spring!).  The hot topic of conversation this weekend was what we are each sewing for Christmas.  With only 24 stitching days left till the big day, we are filling our bobbins and getting to work.  Here are some of our plans...



Christmas Sewing Tradition: Stitching right up until midnight on Christmas Eve

My little boy is three and a half, so we have hundreds of toy cars in our house.  I want to make a car play mat and storage bag as he will love to play with it, and it will help keep the cars together and off the floor!  I am going to make one like this lovely project from The Creative Vault blog.



Christmas Sewing Tradition: I'm another last minute stitcher.

My dog does not have a stocking - yet!  This is top of my sewing to do list this Christmas, and I plan to stuff it full of healthy treats and squeaky toys.  I also want to make this quilt for a friend (don't mention how many days I have to make it!) which is a free pattern from the fabric designer Anna Maria Horner.



Christmas Sewing Tradition: Hand made decorations, there is always room on the tree for another felt one!

I have a baby granddaughter, so this year most of my sewing will be for her.  I have already finished a quilt, and some bibs, so next on my list are some clothes.  I love the Oliver + S patterns, and have selected this one as it looks pretty, but also very comfy.  The fabric is the Little Darling jersey that is in the shop.



Christmas Sewing Tradition: I love making little felt Christmas trees, stuffed with coins.
It is my first Christmas working at Brighton Sewing Centre, and I have developed a fabric addiction!  I like this Matryoshka pattern from the Straight-Grain blog as they look quick to make, useful to have, and I can use lots of prints from my stash such as this Sevenberry floral.


Do head on over to our Facebook page, and let us know what you are planning on making this yearHappy Sewing!