20 December 2020

Christmas Charity Pattern ~ Advent Felt Christmas Decorations ~ Week 4


Welcome to week 4 our final week of our #alittlehappysewalong to make a set of pretty felt Advent decorations using our Christmas Charity Pattern.  

Coronavirus has greatly impacted on ALL our lives this year and has without doubt effected us all in different ways, for many causing moments of anxiety and uncertainty.  For those already living with mental health problems, it has been a particularly difficult year.  With Christmas approaching, the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic will be ongoing.

I have always believed that having a needle and thread in my hands contributes enormously to my general well being.  With this in mind I have designed a pretty set of Christmas Advent Felt decorations.  On each of the four Sundays throughout Advent,  I will be sharing the instructions and templates on our blog (alittlehappyplace.blogspot.co.uk), to make 6 little decorations, 24 ornaments in total.  

The pattern is free, BUT if at all possible, on this occasion we are also asking you to make a small charity donation to MIND through our Just Giving page... please give as much as you can... even £2 can make a difference!  

So far we have raised an AMAZING £1118!!!!

You can find the pattern for the first six decoration in last weeks post HERE, plus there is a list of supplies required and detailed instructions for how to stitch and finish the decorations.  The second set of decorations can be found HERE and the third set HERE.  So, without further ado, here's how I stitched this weeks ornaments.  


First, you will need to print off the week 4 template sheet, which you can do so HERE.

This week, we're going to make a robin, a toadstool, a Christmas tree, a reindeer, a tomte and a sprig of holly.  Below is a breakdown of the order in which I made each one, then complete, using the construction instructions from week 1.

ROBIN ~ First applique the robin shape, followed by the red breast.  Then add the wing, securing with Over Stitch across the top edge only.  Next, applique the heart to the wing.   You could if you wish add a little button or embroider an eye.

TOADSTOOL ~ First applique the main toadstool shape.  Then, applique the cap, adding a scattering of white French Knots.  Finally, add some straight stitches from the top of the stem to the base of the cap, radiating in a fan shape.

CHRISTMAS TREE ~ First applique the tree shape, then add then decorate with Cross Stitch 'twinkly lights'.

REINDEER ~ First applique the reindeer shape.  Then, add the heart to the centre.  For Rudolph, add a teeny red button or little red circle for his nose.

TOMTE ~ First applique the main tomte shape, then add the beard, followed by the hat, which overlaps the top of the beard.  Next add the nose and finally a jingly bell at the top of his hat.

HOLLY ~ First applique the three holly leaves with a line of Back Stitch down the centre.  Then add the berries.

That's it.... I hope that you enjoy stitching your final set of decorations.  

Mum and I would LOVE to see your completed sets, so, if you're sewing along and sharing on social media please use the hashtags:

#alittlehappysewalong or/and #prettyfabricsandtrims

Alternatively, please do send us a photo!

Finally, please remember if you can, to make a donation, the smallest amount will make a huge to difference to someone in need.........

Very best wishes and happy stitches,
Sarah xo


  1. Thank you so much for this project and supporting a great cause. I am looking forward to stitching up this last set and have a plan for an advent calendar to use them next year!

  2. Thank you Sarah. These are just adorable and you are a very kind and generous pers9n for sharing them

  3. Sarah, these ornaments are just the cutest things! It is so sweet of you to provide these for free and ask for donations instead. Here is hoping you raise lots more money for a good cause!


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