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Make your own

Freda's Barn now have a range of make your own kits for christmas decorations, keyrings and eco cotton bags - a collection which is frequently added to

 

If you have purchased a make your own kit from Freda's Barn - thank you

 

 

Please find the instructions below: scroll down to find the correct instructions

Apple Key ring kit

 

You will need: Scissors & a needle

 

How to make:

 

1. Use the thread as 2 strands together

 

2. Thread needle and secure on wrong side of felt apple shape

 

3. Stitch on the leaf onto one apple shape

 

4. Holding both felt apple shapes together begin to stitch around the edge using a blanket stitch

 

5. When you reach the top groove stitch on the keyring chain securing firmly

 

6. Continue with blanket stitch around apple shape until approx. 3cm from bottom

 

7. Stuff apple with filling provided

 

8. Continue with blanket stitch until complete, secure thread

Gingerbread Man Christmas Decoration kit

 

You will need: Scissors & a needle

 

How to make:

 

1. Using the single thread sew on all the buttons to create two blue eyes and three buttons on the tummy onto one of the body pieces

 

2. Secure off thread on wrong side of felt shape

 

3. Thread needle with double thread and secure onto wrong side

 

4. Holding both felt body shapes together begin to stitch around the edge using a blanket stitch

 

5. When you reach the top of the head stitch on the hanging ribbon by folding to create a loop and placing both ends inbetween the two body pieces - secure firmly

 

5. Continue with blanket stitch around body shape until approx. 3cm gap is left

 

6. Stuff gingerbread man with filling provided, pushing into arms and legs gently

 

7. Continue with blanket stitch until complete, secure thread

Christmas Tree Christmas Decoration kit

 

You will need: Scissors & a needle

 

How to make:

 

1. Using the single thread sew on all the buttons to create a bubble / lights effect on one of the tree pieces

 

2. Secure off thread on wrong side of felt shape

 

3. Thread needle with double thread and secure onto wrong side

 

4. Holding both felt tree shapes together begin to stitch around the edge using a blanket stitch - the best place to start is at one side of the bottom edge

 

5. When you reach the top of the tree stitch on the hanging ribbon by folding to create a loop and placing both ends inbetween the two tree pieces - secure firmly

 

5. Continue with blanket stitch around tree shape until approx. 3cm gap is left

 

6. Stuff tree with filling provided

 

7. Continue with blanket stitch until complete, secure thread

Elephant Keyring Kit

 

You will need: Scissors & a needle

 

How to make:

 

1. Using the single thread sew on the eye button and the top of the ear onto one of the body pieces ( it is optional to allow the ear to flap by only sewing on the top part or to completely sew on)

 

2. Secure off thread on wrong side of felt shape

 

3. Thread needle with double thread and secure onto wrong side

 

4. Holding both felt body shapes together begin to stitch around the edge using a blanket stitch, the best place to start is along the back/bottom

 

5. When you reach the top of the body stitch on the key ring chain by repeatedly stiching in one place - secure firmly

 

5. Continue with blanket stitch around elephant shape until approx. 3cm gap is left

 

6. Stuff body with filling provided pushing into legs gently

 

7. Continue with blanket stitch until complete, secure thread

Paw Print Keyring Kit

 

You will need: Scissors & a needle

 

How to make:

 

1. Using the single thread sew on the shapes to create the paw impression into one of the circle felt pieces, use a simple running stitch, keeping stitches quite small

 

2. Secure off thread on wrong side of felt shape

 

3. Thread needle with double thread and secure onto wrong side

 

4. Holding both felt circle shapes together begin to stitch around the edge using a blanket stitch

 

5. When you reach the top of the paw print stitch on the key ring chain by repeatedly stiching in one place - secure firmly

 

5. Continue with blanket stitch around circle shape until approx. 3cm gap is left

 

6. Stuff with filling provided

 

7. Continue with blanket stitch until complete, secure thread

Bird Keyring Kit

 

You will need: Scissors & a needle

 

How to make:

 

1. Using the single thread sew on the eye button and the wing shape onto one of the body pieces ( it is optional to allow the wing to flap by only sewing on the triangle part of the wing or to completely sew on)

 

2. Secure off thread on wrong side of felt shape

 

3. Thread needle with double thread and secure onto wrong side

 

4. Holding both felt body shapes together begin to stitch around the edge using a blanket stitch, the best place to start is along the back/bottom

 

5. When you reach the neck area of the body stitch on the key ring chain by repeatedly stiching in one place - secure firmly

 

5. Continue with blanket stitch around the bird shape until approx. 3cm gap is left

 

6. Stuff body with filling provided

 

7. Continue with blanket stitch until complete, secure thread

Heart Keyring Kit

 

You will need: Scissors & a needle

 

How to make:

 

1. Using the single thread sew on the button in the centre of one of the heart shapes

 

2. Secure off thread on wrong side of felt shape

 

3. Thread needle with double thread and secure onto wrong side

 

4. Holding both felt heart shapes together begin to stitch around the edge using a blanket stitch, the best place to start is along one straight edge

 

5. When you reach the top notch stitch on the key ring chain by repeatedly stiching in one place - secure firmly

 

5. Continue with blanket stitch around the heart shape until approx. 3cm gap is left

 

6. Stuff body with filling provided

 

7. Continue with blanket stitch until complete, secure thread

Robin Christmas Decoration kit

 

You will need: Scissors & a needle

 

How to make:

 

1. Using the single thread sew on the buttons to create the eye and using a running stitch sew on the red breast along the upper edge having made sure the bottom edge is lined up with the body of the bird. Sew the wing onto one of the body pieces in a little v shape just at the point of the wing.

 

2. Always secure off thread on wrong side of felt shape

 

3. Thread needle with double thread and secure onto wrong side

 

4. Holding both felt body shapes lined up together begin to stitch around the edge using a blanket stitch

 

5. When you reach the top of the head stitch on the hanging ribbon by folding to create a loop and placing both ends inbetween the two body pieces - secure firmly

 

5. Continue with blanket stitch around body shape until approx. 3cm gap is left

 

6. Stuff robin with filling provided

 

7. Continue with blanket stitch until complete, secure thread

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Snowman Christmas Decoration kit

 

You will need: Scissors & a needle

 

How to make:

 

1. Using the single thread sew on the buttons to create the eyes and using a running stitch sew on the orange nose across the shortest side. Using the black thread in a back stitch create a mouth. Add a hat piece to each white head piece making sure to line up the pieces accurately so that when both head pieces are placed together everything lines up.

 

2. Always secure off thread on wrong side of felt shape

 

3. Thread needle with double thread and secure onto wrong side

 

4. Holding both felt head shapes together begin to stitch around the edge using a blanket stitch

 

5. When you reach the top of the hat stitch on the hanging ribbon by folding to create a loop and placing both ends inbetween the two body pieces - secure firmly

 

5. Continue with blanket stitch around body shape until approx. 3cm gap is left

 

6. Stuff snowman with filling provided

 

7. Continue with blanket stitch until complete, secure thread

Christmas Pudding Decoration kit

 

You will need: Scissors & a needle

 

How to make:

 

1. Place the white piece over one of the brown cirlcles and make sure the curved edges line up. Using the single thread sew on the white piece to the brown circle along the wavy line using a running stitch. Add the green holly and red berry pieces to the top of the white piece.

 

2. Always secure off thread on wrong side of felt shape

 

3. Thread needle with double thread and secure onto wrong side

 

4. Holding both felt brown circles shapes together begin to stitch around the edge using a blanket stitch

 

5. When you reach the top of the pudding stitch on the hanging ribbon by folding to create a loop and placing both ends inbetween the two body pieces - secure firmly

 

5. Continue with blanket stitch around body shape until approx. 3cm gap is left

 

6. Stuff the pudding with filling provided

 

7. Continue with blanket stitch until complete, secure thread

Christmas Stocking Decoration kit

 

You will need: Scissors & a needle

 

How to make:

 

1. Place the white cuff piece over one of the red stockings making sure the edges line up. Using the red single thread sew on using a running stitch. Repeat with the other two red and white pieces. Sew on button to one of the red stockings.

 

2. Always secure off thread on wrong side of felt shape

 

3. Thread needle with double thread and secure onto wrong side

 

4. Holding both felt red stockings shapes together begin to stitch around the edge using a blanket stitch starting at the top of the front of the stocking.

 

5. When you reach the top of the back of the stocking stitch on the hanging ribbon by folding to create a loop and placing both ends inbetween the two body pieces - secure firmly

 

5. You will have a gap left at the top of the stocking.

 

6. Stuff the stocking with filling provided pushing well down. You have the option of close the top of the stocking or leave open for a more 3D effect.