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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 20 June 2017
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214885
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 250
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: £9.99
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Sew Advent Calendars

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Count down to Christmas with 20 stylish designs to fill with festive treats by Debbie Shore

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Book Description

Sew 20 stylish calendars to fill with festive treats and count down to Christmas

Count down to Christmas with Debbie Shore. Sew unique, personalised advent calendars for your loved ones, and fill them with their favourite festive treats and handpicked goodies that theyll really treasure. There are 20 designs included, from traditional flat-pocket calendars to hanging cones and festive pouches, for both adults and children alike, along with a treat-filled calendar for the family dog! The book contains all the techniques needed to make the calendars, and every project is shown clearly step-by-step, with helpful tips and advice throughout. Using Debbies friendly and easy-to-follow instructions, its time to get crafty and create a new festive family tradition!

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Sewing Essentials 8
Sewing know-how 12
Adding treats 15
Counting down 16
The Calendars 18
Triangle Pockets 18
12 Days of Christmas 22
Christmas Cottages 26
25 Steps to Christmas 30
Felt Pyramids 34
Twig Pouches 36
Lace Pocket Calendar 40
Pleated Pockets 44
Calendar Girl 48
Snowman Calendar 52
Quick Cones 56
Calendar Cubes 60
Advent Bunting 62
Treat Bags 66
Four-week Calendar 70
Santa Express 74
Snowball Calendar 80
Promise Tree 84
Canine Calendar 88
Hanging Mittens 92
Templates 95
Index 96

About the Author

About Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore started her career as a children's television presenter and since then has appeared regularly on television both as an actress and selling products on a shopping channel. Debbie has also hosted live fashion shows with a major fashion store, produces her own range of instructional DVDs and writes for several popular sewing magazines. She is now a bestselling author and has written 12 books for Search Press, with several more underway. Debbie was voted Sewing Designer of the Year in the Immediate Media British Craft Awards 2017. She lives in Lincolnshire. Visit her website www.debbieshoresewing.com.

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Libray Journal, USA

In her latest book, Shore (Half Yard Home) turns her attention to advent calendars in styles ranging from whimsical and kid-friendly to country-craft cute. Most of the calendars serve as a 24-day Christmas countdown, and there are options with pockets or pouches that can accommodate a small daily treat as well as those in which the countdown itself is the focus. The items are machine sewn with occasional hand-sewn embellishments such as embroidery or buttons. Shores instructions are clear enough for beginners to complete the projects successfully. As a bonus theres even a dachshund-shaped advent calendar for dogs, featuring a daily biscuit as a treat. VERDICT Sewists interested in creating their own custom advent calendar will savor this collection.


East Kent Embroiderers Guild

In her newest book Debbie presents twenty stunning designs for fabric advent calendars to create for all the family.  Each fresh and innovative project has full step-by-step instructions and full-sized templates where necessary and can be completed with ease by all abilities.  Debbie even suggests some treats to be hidden within the pockets, pouches and cones.  Perfect for anyone wanting to create something unusual and unique for the festive season and which can be enjoyed year after year as a special family keepsake.  Excellent value for money.


Pat Darlington

I love this book! 


Penny challinor

This is a must buy book! I love an advent calendar that comes with little gifts... there are many designs and lots of ideas such as what different numbers to buy. I like how you can customise the advent calendars however you wish. I love the idea of making a sausage dog version for dog treats for our pooch! The book has photographs and clear instructions including sewing essentials. This is the perfect way to do sewing in the run up to Christmas on cold autumn days. Off to buy fabric and haberdashery now!


Shelagh Bird

 I was sent a copy of this book by Search Press Arts and Crafts in return for an honest review. Well what can I say, I love Debbie Shore and already have some of her lovely books. I am also addicted to making her tote bags from her youtube tutorials from which I learnt applique which will be helpful for projects in this book. Her instructions are always clear. This book is packed with projects to either follow exactly or you could adapt to make your own original piece. Yes, these calendars are definitely on my to do list, after I return from holiday!


vicki chaput west

I have a few Debbie Shore books, but this one is going to be a favourite. Beautifully photographed and easy to understand instructions. Looking forward to christmas makes..


Myshelf.com

Instead of buying ready-made advent calendars why not make your own?  There are twenty different types in this book all made from fabric and suitable for all levels of expertise, even children. 

I could say also suitable for the family dog as there is a delightful dachshund shaped one you will have to use your imagination to change it for cats.  If like me you are mostly familiar with the flat type with windows or the hanging type with pockets prepare to be amazed with the sheer variety of calendars in here.  From a rag doll holding a chalk board to bunting, wee bags, number cubes (think perpetual calendar), a snowman, cone shaped trees and my own favorite a train you will be spoilt for choice.  There are several types of bunting and the type with pockets in too, all different shapes and styles for displaying in different spaces.  Basic sewing equipment and skills are required but nothing more and special techniques are limited to a couple of embroidery stitches and making (and attaching) bias binding.  There is a list of ideas for the treats to insert, and some ideas for different numbering options plus a page showing small thumbnails of the calendars for easy selection.  Each project features a large photo of the item in situ plus a list of what you need, finished size and several steps with photographs.  The mitten bunting is a simple project that children can make by hand; a nice touch and many of the other calendars have simple parts that younger family members (or beginner stitchers) can make easily.  An imaginative book that a wide range of abilities can get a lot of fun out of.


Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk

It's countdown to Xmas with another fab book from Debbie Shore. Who does not love an advent calendar, that countdown that comes with little gifts? Debbie has created 20 designs, so you can make many people happy this Xmas. Includes sewing essentials and know-how - this is Debbies' rundown on what you need to know to make the projects; suggestions for adding treats, counting down - different numbers to buy and templates. Debbie has been inventive with her designs, using for example triangle pockets, quilted cones, cottage pockets, felt pyramids, pleats, chalk board, cubes, bunting, a train, tree, mittens and even a sausage dog. Discover many ways to deliver a countdown to Xmas with photographs and clear instructions. Never has Xmas been so much fun.

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