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Fabric Gift Tag Advent Calendar Tutorial

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How to make a fabric Advent Calendar

1/8″ of a yard wide pieces of fabric or other fabric scraps can make a darling keepsake Advent Calendar. I think they make a great gift to give a family. We will go ahead and fill it with some candy, notes, small gift cards and even an invitation to come to our house for dinner and games!

Cut fabric according to template.

Fabric Advent Calendar Template



Turn top edge of pocket piece over about 1/4 inch and top stitch.


Make a fabric sandwich. Bottom tag piece right side up, pocket piece right side up and second tag piece right side face down.



Stitch all the way around about 1/4 inch from the edge. Leave an opening for turning. Be careful to line fabric up to catch all layers.

Turn and press. Slip stitch opening closed or edge stitch all the way around to close the opening.


I found these awesome Tim Holtz wooden number disks at Michael’s Arts & Crafts. Paint or purchase painted clothespins (from Canvas Corp) and hot glue the numbers to the clothespins.


Clip to a heavy ribbon or jumbo ric rack.

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I love making Advent Calendars! You might like to see more ideas:

Christmas Tree advent calendar

Felt Birdie Advent Calendar

Felt Stocking Advent Calendar

Printable Paper Stocking Advent Calendar


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