View PatternView PatternView PatternView PatternSewing PatternFabric Christmas Crackers Christmas 'Tis the season to be festive, and what better way to set the mood than with a set of fabric crackers? Perfect for decorating your table for the big day, these easy crackers can also be personalised using handmade polymer clay motifs. EssentialsSatin ribbon and ricracWhite polymer clayRubber stampsLarge 2cm circle and flower cuttersAcrylic rolling pinSilver metal leafScalpelDouble-sided tapeCardboard tubesSet squareTurquoise polyesterCotton fabricEpoxy resin1 Cut two 5cm and one 7cm pieces from a cardboard tube. These will form your crackers. Cut a 17cm x 26cm fabric rectangle and press in a 1cm seam. Add a strip of double-sided tape to the pieces of tube, covering the width of each.2 Place the 7cm tube centrally on the end of the fabric; making sure that it sits flush to the material. Position the smaller cylinders either side allowing a 1cm gap between each one.3 Fix two lengths of tape to the fabric, one in the middle and one at the seam. Carefully roll the material around the tubes, keeping the fabric taut. Fold the seam over neatly, then add a central panel of purple floral fabric to the cracker.4 Roll a sheet of polymer clay 3mm thick. Lay over a sheet of silver leaf and gently press down with your finger. Push a rubber stamp firmly into the surface and trim out a disc. Make an assortment of medallions and bake them on a sheet of greaseproof paper following the manufacturer instructions. When cool, glue the trinkets to the crackers with epoxy resin to keep them firmly in place. Other Popular Makes... Annette Wrap TopGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Stitching a made-to-measure top like this wrap by Amanda Walker will result in a perfectly fitting garment every time, from Eve DressDressesDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Adding panels of an interesting fabric like lace gives even the most simply constructed dresses extra oomph. Here, Julia Claridge Millie ThrowGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Do you ever look around at accessories and other items, and see potential in them as a garment? Here at Cross-over BagBagsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)The best weekend is casual and fun, just like the perfect accessory should be. This project is simple to create Victoria MidiSew PlusDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)This simple garment by Amanda Walker truly is a masterpiece. It uses the full width of your fabric for minimal Saskia TopSew PlusDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)This Parisienne-inspired top by Amanda Walker is ideal for beginners, with only two simple pattern pieces. The combination of beautiful PopularRecent Dave Dachshund Free Sewing Pattern Downloads Retro Mixtape Cushion Floaty Floral Three Quarter Sleeved Dress Stuffed Fabric Letters Art Gallery Fabric Unicorn Toy Sewing Bee Sleeveless Shell Top Tweed Chicken Doorstop Sewing Bee Shift Dress Make Your Own Bodycon Dress Wiggle Dress Roger reindeer Make a festive toy Annette Wrap Top Eve Dress Fabric Christmas Crackers Millie Throw Cross-over Bag Victoria Midi Saskia Top Penny Shirt Isla Dress Bowling Bag Tina Tie Top Shauna Coatigan Get all of your sewing essentials sent straight to your inbox! Please keep me up to date with regular emails from Sew MagazineYou need to tick the box above to confirm you want to recieve emails We have sent you a confirmation email, please confirm it.