Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Advent Mini Stocking Bunting-Tutorial

Just how cute are these easy to make Advent Mini Stockings? This is how we made them. I know Makower say to line them but that is very fiddly and we don't think they need it.


1 x Makower Advent Stocking panel
60cm (24") backing fabric (we used plain red)
3m (3.3yds) ribbon cut into 24 equal pieces (approximately 5"), for hanging
Matching cotton thread
Mini pegs
2m (2.2yds)  ribbon to hang the stockings on

Press the panel and the backing fabric.
Lay backing fabric right side up on table place the stocking panel on top with right side down The fabrics will be right sides together

Pin, we just used one pin in each stocking to keep everything together

Carefully cut around each stocking on the dotted line. We used pinking shears for the top of the stocking and regular fabric scissors for the sides.

Fold one of the ribbon piece in half and slip between the stocking and the lining, close to the top edge. Pin in place.
Stitch around the leg and foot of the stocking only on the line. DO NOT stitch the top edge or you will have to unpick!

Carefully clip all the curves or cut around the stocking with pinking shears  

Fold top of stocking to wrong side along the line, fold the backing to match.

Stitch in place, taking care to keep the hanging ribbon out of the way.

Turn right side out and press. Make 24. 

Slip stockings onto ribbon in a random order, peg in place and hang on the wall. Fill with trinkets of sweeties, and enjoy.

Panels, fabrics, ribbons, pegs, thread, and even sewing machines to sew them are all available at the Quilted Sheep now.

Friday, 29 August 2014


We are having a SUMMER SALE 

Up to 50% off selected fabrics, hand knitting yarns and kits.

We also have 10% off all our Warm Company Waddings until the 30th September too.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

January Sale.........

It's January sale time.

10% off all fabrics, yarns and kits

 Starting 10:00 am 

 Thursday 2nd January 2014.

For one week only

Friday, 6 December 2013

Winter Penguin Bunting - Tutorial (easy)

Bunting made with the adorable Winter Penguins fabric from Benartex

Requirements: Winter Penguin fabric, 1/2" cotton tape, thread, pins and pinking shears. You will also need a sewing machine. I used the wonderful Brother Innovis 550, but any machine that will do a straight stitch will do! 

Cut the bunting squares using pinking shears, then pair them up. You could use a plain fabric on the back if your bunting is going against a wall, I did ours double sided as it is going in the window. Pin the pairs with wrong sides together on three sides leaving top edge open

Open top edge and, leaving enough tape to the left of the square for hanging purposes, insert the tape between the squares.

Pin top edge through all three layers

Leaving a suitable gap (I left approximately one inch) pin the next pair to the tape. Repeat until all the squares are pinned in place.

Beginning at the top edge of the first square, stitch through all three layers, removing the pins as you go. Stop at the corner with the needle in the fabric. 

Turn through 90 degrees and sew the next side, continue round the square until you get back to the first corner. Stitch over the first row of stitching, then continue along the tape to the next square. 

Stitch around all the squares. Remove from the sewing machine, hang in place and admire.  

I know its not pictured in the window, I couldn't get a decent photo in the window so I temporarily pinned it to the door frame. It's back in the window now! 

Friday, 13 September 2013


Classes are starting again next Saturday 21st September, if you are interested in learning patchwork and quilting and have not already received details please call in or email us at thequiltedsheep@gmail.com

I'm starting with these fabulous fabrics...