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Christmas Customs - Ideas for Xmas

Christmas Sewing Patterns for Crafts


Bags & Shrugs

If buying a bag for a special Christmas outfit is difficult then why not make your own bag using a Simplicity Pattern such those shown below. Tweed, tartans, checks, stripes, metallic fabric, faux suede and shearling can all be used to great effect.  You may also like these easy to make wraps and simple evening bags that use small amounts of fabric. 

 Simplicity Pattern 4646 bags  Simplicity Pattern 6426 bags and shrugs

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Younger girls may enjoy these fun animal bags and animal blanket rolls.

Simplicity Pattern 4376  Simplicity Pattern 4421

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Patterns for Dolls

If you enjoy sewing you may like these Simplicity craft patterns for dolls and clothes.  You can use Simplicity Patterns to make items for your own home or for bazaars or as gifts for people and children who appreciate your craft skills.  Simplicity have patterns for 18 inch dolls, baby dolls, as well as Ken & Barbie style figures.

Simplicity Pattern 4364  Simplicity Pattern 4654 

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Teddy Bears & Snowmen

Everyone loves a teddy bear and these bears have patterns to make clothes including waistcoats and hats.  If you are looking for festive toys, then the snowmen are great fun.

Simplicity Pattern 5461 Teddy Bears  Simplicity Pattern 4845 Snowmen

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Christmas Interior and Home Decoration Patterns

Decorating the home in style is now big business and whilst you can buy table runners, tree skirts and worked Xmas stockings there is an element of fun in making your own. 

Simplicity Pattern 4423 Xmas Decor in the Home  Simplicity Pattern 4846 Xmas Decor in the Home 

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  Simplicity Pattern 4414 Xmas Decor in the Home  Simplicity Pattern 4313 Xmas Decor in the Home

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You can see some re-enactment costumes, nativity and fancy dress sewing patterns on this page

Canine Coats - Dog Body Warmers

So having pampered yourself and the house, you may want to move onto your pet!  Now just look at these wonderful dog coats!  You could go to town designing a coat just for your pooch.  You can see lots more pet patterns for cats and more small dog coats at

  Simplicity Pattern 9520 Dog and Greyhound Coat Patterns  Simplicity Pattern 5219 Dog Overcoats or Bodywarmers

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Happy sewing!


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