Aug 2020
Aug 2020

Sewing Pattern

Retro Christmas Light Decorations

Christmas Decorations Home makes Retro
fb-big twitter-big email-big pin-big

These little beauties have a hint of the 60s about them, with their retro-inspired shapes, all dressed up in clashing colours ready to twist and shout. Remember to pack the wadding in to make your light-bulbs firm and shapely.

 Login to download
Essentials
  1. Felt, various colours
  2. Cord
  3. Pinking shears

    1 For each light-bulb cut two shapes from felt, using the template as your guide. Create a hanging loop by folding a 7cm length of cord in half, then sew the ends securely to the top edge of one of the felt pieces.

    2 Pin both bulb shapes together and neatly over-sew or blanket stitch the outside edges, leaving the top open. Stuff firmly with wadding, using a pencil to push the fibres right to the tip of the cone shape. Continue until you have a nice even finish.

    3 Cut two tops from yellow felt using our template as a guide and sew the side edges together. Slot the casing over the bulb’s top with the scalloped edges facing down. Sew the upper sides together encasing the loop as you do so. Stitch through all the layers at the points between the scallops on the yellow felt.

    4 Repeat to make six more light bulbs, using various shades of felt. Thread the remaining cord through the loops of each shape, knotting every one in place. Allow enough spare thread at either end for suspending the garland.

fb-big twitter-big email-big pin-big

Other Popular Makes...

Leafy Table Set

Leafy Table Set

Home makes
Dimensions:
XS-XL (8-16)

Give teatime a colourful boost with these coordinating coasters and placemats by Carolyn Letten! Inspired by the beautiful shape of…

Debbie Linen Jumpsuit

Debbie Linen Jumpsuit

Garments
Dimensions:
XS-XL (8-16)

The duo behind British brand Posner and Posner, Susan and Naomi have assembled this stylish all-in-one pattern just for you!…

Eden Trapeze Dress

Eden Trapeze Dress

Garments
Dimensions:
XS-XL (8-16)

Whatever your day has in store, this frock is designed to deliver! Combining flattering short sleeves with a trapeze style…

Joan Blouse

Joan Blouse

Dimensions:
XS-XL (8-16)

This Amanda Walker make is ideal for layering over a jersey tee and paired with jeans, plus the asymmetric line…

Iris Ruffle Skirt

Iris Ruffle Skirt

Skirts
Dimensions:
XS-XL (8-16)

From sultry snakeskin to low-key leopard prints, the world of fashion has been embracing its animal instinct on the runway –…

Embroidered Bee Badge

Embroidered Bee Badge

Accessories
Dimensions:
XS-XL (8-16)

Romanian stitch consists of long stitches worked close together, each one secured at its mid-point by a smaller couching stitch.…