Handmade Christmas decorations

Commission, Construction, Homeware

A returning customer commissioned me to make some more Christmas decorations for her family this festive season. Last year it was out of her Grandfather’s cardigan and this year she had found some beautiful embroidered handkerchiefs which belonged to her Grandmother.

I started by ironing them and the cutting them into 10cm squares with a 1cm seam allowance – I overlocked the raw edges first to prevent fraying.

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I then machined two squares together – including the ribbon to hang them by and leaving a 10cm gap so I could turn them the right way round…

They look so sweet! Now time to stuff them!

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It was actually a quick process because all that was left was to hand stitch the opening…

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I stitched the corner on this one because there was some beautiful stitching on the edge of the hankie which I wanted to preserve…

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And here they are! I hope her family like them as much as the cardigan ones – I love doing such personal projects!

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