Christmas Activity - Embroidered tree decorations

Ref: C3532947

This activity is part of our Christmas events. Any equipment or materials list required will be available on Canvas. This session provides an introduction to making festive decorations using basic hand sewing techniques with creative use of applique and adding embellishments to personalise your finished item. This session is perfect for upcycling no longer worn clothing such as cotton shirts or denim and smaller offcuts of fabric.

Course aim

Learn how to make fabric Christmas tree decorations in different shapes and use your creativity to decorate them with basic embroidery stitches and/or beads and buttons of your choice.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Learn the steps to make a hand stitched festive decoration.
  • Use your creativity to personlise and embellish the decoration.
  • Relax and feel the benefits of handmaking your own crafted pieces.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Templates of festive shapes made out of card (cookie cutters also make good templates) Fabrics to fit your templates Pen (biros are ok) Scissors Sewing needle Sewing thread Embroidery thread Small pieces of toy stuffing/old tights Optional buttons/beads Ribbon/string for hanging Pins

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Christmas Activity - Embroidered tree decorations


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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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