2009 Advent Calendar Sew Along

Every November for the past few years I’ve thought about making an advent calendar for the kids.  And on December 1 of every year I sigh and think, maybe next year

THIS year, it’s going to be different.  My sister and I have decided to start our advent calendar in January. Would you like to join us?  You can use any design you’d like to be part of the sew along OR  if you’d like, you can use this nifty one that my sis made up: 25 little stockings to hang.  Aren’t they cute?


I’ll probably iron-on some numbers on the cuffs, since I’m not an embroiderer – but embroidery would look soooo cute!

Join us!  Take the button.

2009 Advent Calendar Sew Along

Join the group.

Check out the tutorial.

And have a Happy New Year!

50 Responses to “2009 Advent Calendar Sew Along”

  1. 1 msfineprint January 3, 2009 at 12:46 am

    So, is this a sew along for any kind of advent calendar or just the cute little mini-stockings. I just saw a really cute embroidered thing a day or two ago that I thought about doing. And I had the exact thought that I should start NOW and not think about it only when we pull the tree and other decorations out.

  2. 2 Kaja January 3, 2009 at 4:47 am

    To bad… I FINALLY made an advent calendar for my children, and I have to admit that the lining and edgings weren’t all done until 10:th of december…

    The children loves it! You will find several posts (9 of them I think) in my blog! Some inspirations for all of you crafters that are joining perhaps??

  3. 3 buebau January 3, 2009 at 7:07 am

    I’m in! I’m allways late with my Christmas projects and I never had time to make my advent calendar! This is just the best way to do it.
    And this design is so cute!

  4. 4 spiralowlcreations January 3, 2009 at 7:46 am

    I am SEW there LOL! For the past three years I’ve beat myself about Dec 1st when ONCE AGAIN, we have no advent calendar!

  5. 5 Cathy January 3, 2009 at 8:47 am

    I do the same thing every year too. It’s a great idea!

  6. 6 jill January 3, 2009 at 8:51 am

    I’m in! I usually get around to thinking about these oh, November 30, so yeah, I need a kick in the pants! 🙂 The stockings are too cute!

  7. 7 Tracey@cute2carry January 3, 2009 at 9:29 am

    I’m so there!!! I do the same exact thing each year, too! I love the motivation to get started now. Great idea!

  8. 8 tinkerverve January 3, 2009 at 11:34 am

    OK…so I’m interested,actually in this one- http://the-feathered-nest.blogspot.com/2008/09/i-just-love-wonderful-mail.html -I even bought that issue of Somerset Life. I’ll think about it a little longer before I commit. I just took my tree down last night so I’m still a little overwhelmed by my ’08 Christmas. I hope that your Christmas holidays were wonderful Linda…mine sure were.

  9. 9 Beth January 3, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I made this same pledge to myself last year – and finished up just in time for the holidays this year. (Even with my advance planning I was still a couple days late.) You’ll find pics and stories on my blog. Mine is hand knit instead of sewn, but the idea for stockings/socks is similar.

    Good luck – I’ll enjoy watching what people come up with over the next year!

  10. 10 mitch January 3, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    I try to do it every year but always find an excuse not to. I will definatly have to do it this year.


  11. 12 Debra January 3, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Great idea! I’m joining in.

  12. 14 Tracy January 4, 2009 at 4:32 am

    Wow, this is EXACTLY my story – right down to wanting to start in January! I am SO in.

  13. 15 Cele January 4, 2009 at 7:41 am

    Super idea. I’m always wishing I had started my Christmas prep earlier. Count me in, I love the pattern.

  14. 16 Linds January 4, 2009 at 9:39 am

    I’m in with this! What a fantastic idea.

    I bought christmas fabric a few months ago and it’s still sitting in my craft box. I’ve been looking for a good pattern and I think yours is great.

    I’ll start as soon as I’ve finished the two bags I need to make for my mum and my partner’s mum.

    Ooo it’s very exciting!

  15. 18 melissa marie January 4, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    great idea! I’m in, and the stockings would be fun to fill with goodies along the way…

  16. 19 Kashoan January 4, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    What are you putting in the stockings when you finally get to use them? Just curious..this is a great idea!!

  17. 20 Tacha January 4, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Great idea – I am in. I won’t be able to start until the end of January though. But I always leave it too late to start the advent calendar!

  18. 21 Alex January 4, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    I can relate to this story completely! I am in!

  19. 22 Donna S. January 4, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Happy New Year!! Hmm I might think about this….good idea. I made a few Chemisettes for Christmas & they were a big hit!!

  20. 23 Lizzie January 4, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Fantastic idea!! I am in on this for sure…as if I need another challenge in 2009. 🙂

  21. 24 cindy January 4, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    that’s going to be fun! if you don’t get it done, then you definately have too much on your plate.

  22. 25 CherryTreeLane January 5, 2009 at 12:15 am

    What a great idea! THANKS!

  23. 26 Jodi Allen January 5, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    I LOVE this idea! I am a super HUGE sucker for advents and have quite a collection of them. One of my 2009 resolutions is to “keep the ‘Spirit of Christmas’ alive” all year long. Not just at the busy part of the season!!
    This will be so much fun, and help to keep me in the spirit of the season! Ü I am so glad i found you! Thank you for sharing such a FUN idea! I will be sure to send ALL my PrimMart (www.primmart.com) girlfriends your way!!! Ü

  24. 27 Adrienne January 5, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    What a great idea! We already have an Advent calendar but I just might have to make some of those cute stockings anyway!

    If it makes you feel any better … I’ve already started to think about Christmas gifts for 2009!

  25. 28 Jennifer January 5, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Heh, I ordered an advent calendar kit (plastic canvas) that I never got around to making. Maybe I should do that.

  26. 29 Jessica Chapman January 7, 2009 at 9:08 am

    This is awesome, I’m going to join in. What exactly is everyone planning on hanging all the little stockings on?

  27. 30 cindyr January 8, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Is there a site for patterns for the finger puppets on Flckr

  28. 31 Kama January 9, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    I’m doing a different looking one that I talk about here: http://faithandfrugality.blogspot.com/2009/01/birds.html I’ll figure out some way to turn these into an advent calendar–put numbers on them and hang them on our extra Christmas tree? Good idea to start so early!

  29. 32 Tina January 14, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I finally made one this year after thinking about it for years! It was so satisfying. If anyone wants to see mine, you can see it here:

    Advent calendar completed

    It’s a big tree cut out of felt with little embroidered pockets for each day. I love it!

  30. 33 claudia January 22, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Maybe I’m a bit late, but I’m joining in the sew along. I plan to use my scraps for this. I also post it on my blog, if you want to check it out: http://infinitadiversidade.blogspot.com.

  31. 34 Mary January 22, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    How do I add the button to my blog?

  32. 35 Sazzie February 20, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    I am in – I don’t have children myself but my nephew would love this!

  33. 36 A Bird March 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    This is cute! I think I will join along, I am boring and always forget to do an advent so I end up buying the cholocate ones and my child always wants to eat them for BREAKFAST! Obviously I have some catching up to do but I am in! Jessica- I think I am envisioning mine on a piece of old string above the fire place clipped on with regular old clothespins or maybe even clipped to the garland going up the banister in the entryway, maybe boring and simple but and oldie can be a goodie.

  34. 37 susan April 3, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    LOVE the idea! I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile. Can’t wait to see everyone’s creations!

  35. 38 Holly April 17, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Hey I see you got a lot of questions about what you are doing with the finished product but I see no answers. I like this idea, but what do you do with them when you are done(other than fill them with sugary goodness)?

  36. 39 craftapple April 18, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Hey Holly!

    You can check out the Flickr group for a discussion of how people plan on displaying their little stockings. The discussion is here:


  37. 40 Tanya August 27, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    well I’m starting late but I’m in!! hopefully I can finish by Christmas Starting in September isn’t that bad right???

  38. 41 Aimee September 10, 2009 at 10:22 am

    I’m going to join in. I found out about this sew along a couple of months ago, but couldn’t decide what kind of advent calendar I really wanted. I finally figured it out!!! And I am so excited about it! Thanks for this great sew along!

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well, crafting is my apple. It’s what I do to maintain my sanity while taking care of my family. I homeschool my three boys, ages 14, 15, and 16), am a quilter, a bagaholic, and pattern designer.  Oh – and I also like taking pictures.

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