Deck the halls

Day 15: Fabric garland

I’m a little late posting this DIY today, for I just got back from a long weekend at a friend’s cabin on Whidbey Island. It was well needed down time before the holiday rush! So hopefully all of you took a look at tinsel + trim’s pom pom garland today. It’s super cute and perfect for those snow lovers out there.

So for my trimmings DIY today I decided to do a fabric garland. The inspiration for this garland comes from the window of Drygoods Design in Ballard. A few months ago my friend and I were strolling through the neighborhood when I spotted this garland. I knew that I needed to try it out on my own. So a few months later I picked up a few fat quarters in green and red and went to town!

TIME TO COMPLETE

Depending on how long you want your garland, time can range from 30 – 60 min. Plus if you are watching “White Christmas” while making it you might get a little distracted by Bing Crosby’s singing!

MATERIALS

  • Various fabric scraps (fat quarters work well)
  • Thread (contrasting or matching…it’s up to you!)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Template

Materials

Step 1:

Use the template to cut out your fabric shapes. This one is kind of a leaf shape, but you could do circles, squares, diamonds or any other type of shape. Depending on how long you want your garland to be, it will depend on how many pieces you’ll need.

Inches

36″

72″

108″

144″

180″

Yards

1

2

3

4

5

# of Leaves

9

18

27

36

45

Step 1

Step 1

Step 2:

Begin with one piece an sew from one tip to the other.

Step 2

Step 3:

Right before you finish on one piece place the next piece in line. Continue to sew onto the next piece.

Step 3

Step 4:

Continue with the rest of the pieces of fabric until you have your desired length…or you run out of fabric!

Tip: Don’t worry if the edges fray or they aren’t perfect. Part of the charm of this garland is that over time the edges will get a bit more frayed and softer.

Fabric garland

Fabric garland

Now you have a beautiful fabric garland!

Fabric garland

 

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