Craft a Christmas heirloom: Advent Calendar Kits to Sew | 2021
Celebrate the countdown to Christmas with these DIY Advent Calendar Kits to sew. These sewing kits contain the pattern, template, fabric and more to create a handmade family heirloom. Choose from felt, fabric and quilt designs, from easy to more elaborate. So many fun craft ideas!
I’ve previously shared my favourite advent calendar sewing patterns. But what if you don’t have a big stash of felt or the idea of transferring all the pattern details fills you with dread? Make sewing a Christmas heirloom easy with these advent calendar kits to sew.
Whether you want to sew something elaborate or simple, a kit can eliminate the more annoying parts of sewing – finding the right fabrics, transferring the pattern details, some even come with pre-cut fabric! Printed panels can make a simple sewing project look so much fancier.
Here are my favourite advent calendar kits to sew:
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Felt Advent Calendar Kits to sew
Bucilla has the most amazing felt advent calendars to sew yourself. The details on these are gorgeous. They take a long time to sew, but you’ll be left with the most gorgeous family heirloom. Here are my favourite advent calendars from Bucilla:
Nordic Tree felt advent calendar kit. Available to buy on Etsy and Amazon.
Must Be Santa Felt Applique advent calendar. Available to buy on Amazon.
Looking at the reviews on Amazon for the Bucilla advent calendars, most of the negative ones are from people who didn’t release they have to sew it up themselves. Find more Bucilla felt advent calendar kits on Etsy here.
Make a cute Santa’s Workshop felt advent calendar with this kit that includes felt, glitter felt, embroidery floss and magnets that hold the pieces in place.
Sew 24 Christmas Nativity Ornaments for a Jesse Tree or Advent calendar garland with this craft kit from Polly Chrome Crafts.
This simple but fun Christmas Tree advent calendar kit comes with pre-cut wool felt shapes and all the other supplies necessary to make your calendar.
Fabric Advent Calendar Kits
This Bargello kit contains a pattern, panel with the ornament designs, plus the fabric and buttons required to make the quilted Christmas tree wall hanging.
Advent Calendar Fabric Panels
An alternative to an advent calendar kit to sew is to create your own kit with an Advent Calendar Fabric Panel. Get some batting and binding and use the pre-printed fabric to create a special advent calendar.
Here are my favourite advent calendar fabric panels:
The kids will love this Grinch fabric advent calendar panel, although you may want to use a ribbon to tether the little Grinch doll to the calendar. Knowing my kids, it's likely to wander off!
For a more traditional, religious approach, there's the Silent Night Metallic advent calendar panel, with pretty ornaments to match to the main panel.
For something in less traditional colours, there's the Blue Holiday advent calendar panel. I love the vibrant colours and whimsical design.
Yappy Dogs is an adorable advent calendar panel for the dog-lover. Who can resist a dog in a Santa hat?
The Santa Express advent calendar panel is perfect for kids. Just like the chocolate advent calendars, you can hunt each day for the right pocket on the cute train background (and you can add your own treat each year!).
It’s been years since I made our reusable family Advent Calendar and it’s so special to pull it out each year.
What are your favourite advent calendar kits to sew?
- Looking for a sewing pattern rather than a kit? Here’s the best collection of advent calendar sewing patterns.
- Find the latest advent calendar fabric panels on Etsy.
- Find all the best Christmas sewing ideas here.