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SWL Advent Calendar Sewalong 2023


Join us for this fun christmas sewalong of the Said With Love Advent Calendar!

Advent Calendars are firm favourites in our family…. from the little chocolates popped into the pockets, or an activity card for something to do each day. My brother especially loves his wine advent calendar I have given him a few years!

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You will need to purchase the SWL Advent Calendar PDF pattern if you don’t have it already.

How the Sew Along Will Work

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The Schedule:

  • Mon 16th Oct : purchase pattern, select your fabric and start cutting
  • Mon 23rd Oct: make pockets
  • Mon 30th Oct: finish all pockets
  • Mon 6th Nov: make the tree section and borders
  • Mon 13th Nov: sew buttons
  • Mon 20th Nov: quilting and binding
  • Mon 27th Nov: show us your advent calendars!


You will need the following fabrics:

  • (50) 5″ squares – I suggest using two charm packs which will give you plenty of options
  • 12″ square or jelly roll scraps for the tree
  • 38″ x WOF background fabric
  • 2.5″ x WOF for pocket numbers
  • 1/4 yard for binding
  • 3/4 yard for backing
  • batting
  • fusible web iron on paper
  • buttons to hang pockets
  • embellishments

If you are in Australia and are looking for some cute fabrics for your advent calendar we have lots available: