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What To Do With Christmas Decorative Fabric?


Still figuring out what you want to do with last year’s Christmas fabric? Well, why not minimize spending this year and use maximum leftovers? Sounds good, right? If you are looking for ideas, this article is for you. There are so many options out there, but it is not possible to write everything down together. Therefore we have enlisted a few of our favorite projects for you. Try them; we are sure they’ll turn out amazing!

  1. Christmas Wall Hanging 

This wall hanging piece looks beautiful hung on the entrances or window frames. The best part about this is that it does not require much effort or sewing. Polystyrene wreaths are available in the local shops and are environmentally friendly as well. Safe and cost-effective.

Use a rope and create a circular frame for this fabric wreath. You only need ropes, form a circle with them, and wrap one string around it for tying the whole base together. Now, take out the scraps from your jelly roll fabric and make knots for a perfect Christmas hanging.

A pool noodle will also work if you are not sure about using a polyester rope for the base. Cut the size down and cover using a bandage to finish off the piece and your hanging is ready.

  1. Christmas Garlands 

Garlands add an edge to when it surrounds the whole Christmas tree area, and the best part is that it does not require long fabric pieces, charm packs scraps can work as well. 

Things you will need:

  • Small Christmas fabric pieces
  • Glue
  • Iron
  • Rotary cutter and scissors
  • Ruler and pencils
  • Cardboard piece
  • Hot glue
  • String

How to make them:

  • Stick interlining and sewing fabric together. Place the fabric on the glue side, smoothen and iron it. 
  • Next, with the help of a ruler and scissors, cut out a triangle using cardboard. 
  • Keep one of the triangle sides shorter to fold and fix the string.
  • Stiffen the fabric and draw triangles over it using a pencil. 
  • If the interlining is not fixed with the fabric, iron the entire triangle at any point. 
  • Spread the string and place triangles at equal distances. Fold shorter side of each on the string and stick with glue, and you’re done.
  1. Ornament Bag

Small ornament bags are quite useful for family games. It is tough to keep children entertained via anything other than an electronic gadget, so this Christmas, make them an ornament bag made of flannel fabric and encourage them to play a toss game for some fun.

It is made once and can easily come into use repeatedly. Here’s what you will need:

  • Circle template, like a can lid.
  • Pen
  • Scraps enough for two circles
  • Felt scraps, small ribbon

How to make them:

  • Fold the fabric so that the right sides face together.
  • Trace the circle and cut it.
  • Stitch around the circle and put your needle down every couple of stitches.
  • Lift the presser and turn around the circle.
  • Leave some space for opening turning.
  • Back stitching is an important step in the beginning and end of the process. Just see whether your Christmas fabric has a pattern or not.
  • Fill your bag; you can use paper, fabric, rice, beans, etc. Anything that will add some weight is good for use.
  • Do not overfill them; leave one quarter space.
  • Push the filling towards the bottom and place a pin through both layers just above the filling material; this will help keep it in place until the whole thing is stitched together.
  1. Plaid Ruffle Pillow

Ruffle pillow recreation is also something you can go for. Plaid fabric goes well with the Christmas theme because of its design. Red and white Plaid fabric is perfect for a ruffle pillow placed beautifully with the Christmas tree. Things you will need are:

  • A 12 inch x16 inch pillow  
  • Plaid fabric approximately ¾ yards
  • 1 piece of 12inchx16 inch
  • 2 pieces 10inches x16 inches
  • 5 strips 2 inches x 44 inches

Here’s how you can make it:

  • Cut all the strips in half 22x2 inches and cut a long side of every strip.
  • Once done, hem the 2 short sides of the 9 strips.
  • Stitch a gathering ¼ inches from the non-pinked long side of 8 strips.
  • The last strip, which has not been gathered yet, press its top edge to the back side.
  • Run the gathering on this one down from the top edge.
  • Pin the ruffles on the front. Overlapping is important so that the gathered edges do not peek out.
  • The top ruffle should have a U – shape.
  • Cut 2 more strips in half, making 4, 2x11 inches pieces.
  • Fold each in a stacked rectangle style. Pin these pieces into ruffles, 2 should go on either side of the 3rd ruffle from the bottom while 2 from top.
  • Measure your ruffles and ensure their placement in the center and stitch them.
  • Once on, set the front side.
  • With the two pieces 10x16 inches, hem the bottom of one with the top of another so that they overlap.
  • Lay the front side of the pillow on the back pieces. Pin them and sew all four sides.
  • Ensure that the corners are clipped.
  • Now, turn them right side out and slip the pillow in, and you’re done!
  1. Snow-flake Ornament 

Great news about making snow-flake from a fabric is that it lasts forever, can easily come in use for multiple Christmas holidays. What you will need:

  • Sewing machine
  • Thread and needle
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pins – optional
  • Rotary cutter – optional

Here’s how you can make it:

  • Cut the pieces required one 2 inches and another 4 inches wide for that particular design from your Christmas fabric panel or a charm pack.
  • Fold small strips in half-width, double up them inside the longer strip, and sew along the long edge. 
  • At one end, put the ribbon between both layers and stitch. 
  • Cut already stitched strips into ½ inches, 5 are required for making 1 ornament. 
  • Place some glue on the folded edge on the side, add a loop and fasten it in place. Continue till the ornament completes. 

We hope all these ideas will surely help you create the perfect ChristmasRashida decoration ensemble. Get your choice of fabrics from Royal Motif Fabrics at the most reasonable prices. 

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