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How to: Dashwood Studio’s Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar

And as the Christmas TV ads start playing (our favourite is Sainsbury’s revival of Mog the cat!) and the Christmas DIYs start rolling in, it’s the perfect time to start stitching this year’s Dashwood Studio Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar and fill it up with treats for you and the kids.

The panel is part of our Winter Wonderland collection and is available in many of our stockist’s shops now. The instructions for sewing it are printed on the panel:


…but its always helpful to see how other people have made it, with step by step pictures, so we’ve been on the hunt to find you a detailed DIY. Fortunately, the ladies at Poppies and Polka Dots have a brilliant one on their blog which you can follow.


They’ve edged it with a navy polka dot bias binding to match the panel, but you can make your own using the navy flurry which co-ordinates really nicely with the collection:

FLUR 2000 navy

FLUR 2000 – navy

They also made some looped tabs to run a pole through so you can hang the calendar up, which is a great idea!

Head over to the Poppies and Polka Dots blog to get the full tutorial and pictures.


If you want a hand with stitching your calendar, check out our shops and stockists on the sidebar, because some are running workshops where you can go and make the calendar with sewing assistance.

We want to know in the comments below, what would you fill your calendar with?