Monday, September 12, 2016

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 Mother Grimm – Rustic Reindeer and Sleigh Garland

Hi, I’m Jodi Massey of Mother Grimm. I’m really pleased to have been given the opportunity to take part in the Swhetty Bettie’s aspiring designer September 2016 challenge week. I am still working on some new patterns  (join my group for information on these) so I was allowed to rerelease one that has only been available through One Thimble Magazine.

If you are looking for the perfect challenge for Christmas sewing for personal or gifts, then look no further; my Rustic Reindeer and sleigh garland is perfect for adorning your fireplace,  Christmas tree or anywhere your imagination takes you. It is also an economical design as it only takes up a fat quarter in materials (excluding notions and stuffing).

The Reindeer and Sleigh can be made up with lovely collar and bell finishes and harness/reins that extend all the way along the garland to the sleigh; where Father Christmas has just tied it up whilst he delivers your presents.
A couple of years ago I entered a digital sewing magazine challenge (One Thimble) to design and sew an original project using one fat quarter of fabric. There were a few categories to be considered under, and my design ended up being the People’s choice winner for publication in issue 5.

I am now relaunching it for as part of the Swhetty Bettie aspiring designer challenge week.
As mentioned above this detailed rustic reindeer garland can be made with just a fat quarter of fabric. You can use most types of woven fabrics (nothing too thin), creating a different effect according to what you choose.
Here is one I am currently working on for our Christmas colour theme this year of red/green/gold.

The pattern includes the template for 3 different deer designs and a sleigh with detailed instructions on how to construct them including the rein and harness finishes. You can however just choose to have the separately on the tree as standalone decorations.







If you join my Facebook group, then I will shortly be uploading a file that will include instructions on how to add a mulled wine scented sachet (or any scent of your choosing) that will help bring the festive cheer into any room. I found that it also improved the smell of the Christmas decoration box when bringing out of storage for a year. No musty smells.

 It will also contain a cheat on how to sew these up with the small seam allowance and an idea for alternative usage of the templates.
It is 25% off this week with the code LaunchSept16 so grab it whilst you can and Merry Christmas sewing
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