I saw one of these hanging in a shop last Christmas and decided I’d attempt to make one instead of buying it as theirs was made out of hessian and at that time I’d have preferred a more colourful fabric – I never got around to it! However, now I’m starting the Christmas craft tutorials for this year and thought what better place to start! The width of fabric is as it came. If your fabric is wider, the wreath will be larger.
Turner (or whatever you normally use to turn fabric)
Safety pins or strong clips
Needle and thread for closing up to create the wreath shape
Now, apologies for the lack of images here – Whilst editing the images I realised I never took photographs of the making of the centre for the bow. Simply fold the fabric in hald across it’s longest side, right sides facing. Sew across one shorter side and then up the long side, leaving the other short side open for turning. Turn it the right way out. Fold the open end over and top-stitch closed. It won’t be seen so top-stitching this part is fine. You’re left with one long band.
As you can see, the image above differs from the main image on this post. That’s because I hung it to photograph it and realised I actually preferred the bow to hang down one side (so you can see more of the beautiful wreath). To do this, I simply loosened the bow centre piece, twisted the bow so it was angled down the side, and tied it all up again once I had it looking perfect (for my taste).