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This project was made for fat quarters, so if you've got a few in your stash or a pack to hand, get going on this festive project to welcome guests into your home this winter!

Plaited Christmas Wreath Project

You Will Need

How to Make

  1. From each of your fat quarters, cut two strips measuring 55cm x 16cm. 
  2. Join the short ends of each pair of same strips using a 5mm seam allowance, to great one long strip. Don't forget to check your print is going the same way!
  3. Next, fold each strip in half lengthways and pin the two long edges right sides together. Stitch across one short edge and then the long edge, using a 10mm seam allowance.
  4. Trim the corners and the seam allowances down by half.
  5. Turn the tubes right sides out.
  6. It's time to start stuffing! Firstly start by safety pinning the three closed ends of your strips together. 
  7. Start stuffing each tube a bit at a time - I found using a plastic ruler really helped me to push it down, especially at the start! Stuff a short section of all three and try plaiting them to see if you need to increase or reduce the amount of stuffing to achieve a good plait.
  8. When you are happy, continue stuffing each tube to the end. Then, plait each of the sections until you reach the end.
  9. Fold under the open edges and top stitch to secure.
  10. Hand stitch the ends of the plait in place on each end of the plait. 
  11. Then, hand stitch the two ends of the plait together.
  12. Finally, hide the join with a beautiful red satin bow. You can either hang your wreath from this, or create a small hanging loop on the bag with thread or ribbon to hang it from.

If you think your plait won't hold it's shape when hung up, you can add some wire to the inside of your tubes to help with structure - just make sure to do this before you stitch up the open end!

November 07, 2019 by Amy Gilbert
Tags: Christmas

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