My Christmas Fabric Picks!

With only 60 more sleeps until Christmas, I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that they need to pull up their festive sewing socks soon! I’ve scoured some of my favourite online fabric sources and plucked out a few of those which have been tempting me to part with my pennies.

Wonderland- Cars (£12 p/m from The Village Haberdashery)

Has anyone else noticed that Christmas fabric is predominantly very feminine? I think this is the reason I really love the Wonderland print above. It would look great sewn up as a shirt for the little man in your life. Plus I love the nostalgic quality of the illustrations- they remind me of vintage Christmas cards. Classic but fun- my favourite stylistic combination!

Fair Isle- Arctic Woods in White ($12.95 p/yard from Hawthorne Threads)

Another great unisex Christmas fabric, this print would be perfect for Oliver + S’s Lullaby Layette pattern. It’s just so calming and I love the stitch effect used for the trees.  The fabric could also look gorgeous sewn up as bedding for a crib during the winter months.

Reindeer Stripe Green Cotton Flannel Fabric (£14.50 p/m from Guthrie & Ghani)

This is one classy Christmas print, right? I absolutely love the art deco feel, and the way the colours exude a sense of time gone by. It’s just breathtaking and has the added bonus of being a super cosy flannel. A selfish sew perhaps? I’d love to hear your suggestions!

Winter Forest Grey- Kate & Birdie Winterberry (£13 p/m from The Homemakery)

This subtle textured print stole my heart with its simplicity whilst I was busy browsing The Homemakery’s beautiful website. I think that this would work incredibly for the new and improved Straight Grain Tinny Dress. Team it with a berry-red ribbon around the waist, and I think you will have created the perfect winter outfit for any little girl.

Scandi Stocking Advent Panel- Makower (£7.20 from The Home Makery)

Scandi Stocking Advent Panel- Makower (£7.20 from The Homemakery)

I am so in love with this. Scandinavian designs, for me, epitomise Christmas. There’s just something so homely and timeless about them. I’ve discovered that Nicola has already made the calendar here– the stockings are just so darn cute! This is making me seriously reconsider my advent calendar plans… Maybe I could make one for treats and another for our Christmas activities?

Scandi Reindeer Red- Makower (£11.40 p/m from The Homemakery)

This next and final design has been well publicised in pretty much every sewing magazine and has featured all over Instagram. And for good reason- it’s beautiful! From the same Scandi collection as the advent panel above, it exudes all of the same festive charm. The possibilities for this design are endless. We’re talking quilts, cushions, placemats, tea cosies. And that’s just the home-ware! I personally fancy making this into an apron for when I start making all of those Christmas mince pies!

So there you have it, a few of my favourites of this year’s festive fabric offerings! I’d love to hear what everyone has planned for their Christmas sews, so make sure to leave a comment/link below or on my Facebook page. Happy Christmas sewing!

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