How to make a fabric Christmas Wreath How to make a fabric Christmas Wreath
Whether you have leftover scraps of material that you’re looking for a use for or you want a dazzling new addition to your Christmas... How to make a fabric Christmas Wreath

Whether you have leftover scraps of material that you’re looking for a use for or you want a dazzling new addition to your Christmas décor this year, follow these instructions for a beautiful festive wreath made from fabric:

You will need:

Fabric scissors

Material of your choice

18” wire wreath frame

Any adornments such as berries, bows and bells!

  • Cut your chosen fabric into strips of about 1”x6” and sort into piles of matching colour and pattern if you’re using scraps. Alternatively, for a luxurious wreath, treat yourself to some special Christmas Designer Fabrics from http://www.higgsandhiggs.com
  • Take each strip of material and tie it in a knot around the wire frame, alternating between colours and patterns if you’ve chosen different fabrics.
  • Push the knotted strips close together as you work your way around the wire frame.
  • Once the whole of the frame is filled, you can then think about what decorations you want to add. Bows and bells can be added with a quick needle and thread or you can use wire or hot glue.
  • Hanging your wreath is easy as it will simply slip over a standard wall picture hanging.

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Steps to make a braided Christmas wreath:

If you’d rather have a braided wreath and not a hanging strips design, then try these easy steps for created a pretty wreath using festive fabric:

You’ll need:

Three different strips of various Christmas patterned fabric approximately 9” by 57”

Fibre fill stuffing

Sewing machine, thread, needle, scissors and safety pins

  • Cut each of the three strips roughly 6” x 57”
  • Fold each strip length wise along one edge, putting right sides together.
  • Sew one of the short ends and one of the long edges with a ¼” seam. This should now give you a tube shape.
  • Cut the corner and along the long edge.
  • Turn the material inside out and stuff with the fibre filling. Leave a gap at the ends of each tube so it doesn’t puff out when sewing ends together. Make sure the tube is slightly stiff but not overfilled.
  • Join up all three ends with a safety pin and plait into a braid.
  • Fold up the open short ends to the inside and stitch to close.
  • Join up the three short ends, pin and stitch closed in the same way.
  • Braid the tubes tightly and hold the three ends with safety pins.
  • Position the braid into a loop, making sure the seams aren’t visible.
  • Stitch by hand, making sure all ends are joined together, closing the looped braid into a circle.
  • You can add a bow to the top centre or bottom centre. Also add on any embellishments you have such as Christmas ornaments hanging into the centre of the wreath or from the bottom.
  • Now you’re ready to hang your wonderful handcrafted wreath so stand back and admire your hard work!

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