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Holly Leaf Garland

 

An easy felt Christmas garland to make.

 

 

 

We used ours as part of a festive window display in the shop.​

What will you need?

  • ​Green and red acrylic felt
  • ​3mm wide ribbon for loops (approx. 1/4mtr)
  • ​Card or paper for a template
  • Sewing machine, thread

​The amount of felt depends on the length of garland you want. We used 1m x 90cm of green felt and 2 red felt squares which resulted in 9.5m of garland 

  • Make a basic holly leaf shaped template using card or paper (our leaf size is 15cm x 9cm point to point)
  • Cut out as many leaves as you require
  • ​And 2 red berries to go between the leaves (our berries vary between 3cm and 3.5cm)

​You can also just cut out the shapes free hand if you wish, they don't need to be identical.

  • Place a leaf on the machine and sew down the centre

  • Before you get to the point stop with the needle in the felt and lift up the machine foot, add another leaf, slightly overlapping the first

  • With the foot still up, tuck a couple of berries under, replace the foot and continue stitching straight down the centre making sure you catch in both berries

 

 

  • Continue to stitch down the centre of the leaf stopping once again before you get to the point and repeating the process

  • Keep going until you have the desired length

  • Take a piece of 3mm wide ribbon and make a loop
  • ​Lay it on the top of the last leaf at the point and stitch across the ribbon ends

  • Now add a single berry over the top of the ribbon ends and stitch it down
  • ​Repeat for the other end of the garland

Your holly leaf garland is now finished.

 

 

​You could also try adding pom poms, beads or sequins for berries.

 

 

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