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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 20 June 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214915
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 190x235 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP Price: £8.99
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Sew Your Own Felt Advent Calendar


with 24 mini felt toys to make for Christmas by Sachiyo Ishii

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Book Description

Sew your own felt advent calendar, with 24 cute little felt toys to delight your family in the run up to Christmas.

Advent calendars take pride of place in homes all over the world in the run up to Christmas. This year, why not add a personal touch to your Christmas countdown by making your own felt calendar, filled with an array of festive felt figures to delight the whole family? Felt is soft, tactile and very easy to use, and sewers of all abilities will enjoy creating this fabulous festive decoration. 

Best-selling author Sachiyo Ishii starts by showing you how to make the basic calendar, and then provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and templates for 24 tiny felt toys to place in the pockets. These cute little Christmas-themed projects are quick to make using just a few pieces of felt, stuffing, thread and ribbons, and make perfect little gifts for children and adults alike.

Easy to make and fun to use, the calendar can be stored away and brought out year after year to become a much-loved family favourite for many years to come. 

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Materials & tools 8
Making the calendar 12
The Toys 20
Basic techniques 22
Glove 24
Poinsettia 26
Christmas tree 28
Candy cane 30
Rabbit 32
Brown bear 34
Robin 36
Elf 38
Squirrel 41
Teddy bear 42
Reindeer 44
Owl 46
Snowman 48
Gingerbread house 50
Fox 53
Gingerbread man 56
Elephant 58
Angel 60
Penguin 63
Cat in stocking 64
Holly wreath 66
Toy soldier 68
Santas girl 72
Santa 76

About the Author

About Sachiyo Ishii

Sachiyo Ishii was born and raised in Japan. She was a money broker on Wall Street and in London before discovering the joy of handicraft after her second son was born. She learned dressmaking and Waldorf doll making and has been designing and creating dolls and toys ever since. She teaches knitting, doll making, wet and dry felting, sewing, crochet and spinning, among other crafts. She has authored a number of titles for Search Press and her work regularly appears in knitting magazines. Sachiyo lives in Sussex with her husband and two sons. Visit her website at

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