This week’s Messenger column is a tutorial on how to make Christmas Puffs. No last minute panicking about Christmas this year. This is a quick and simple decoration idea for your tree.
You will need: fabric, scissors, sewing needle and coordinating thread, 12 cm ribbon, stuffing and beads (optional),
Step 1: Trace a circle 15cm in diameter onto the wrong side of the fabric. I used a dip bowl. Cut on traced line. Step 2: Finger press the raw edge to the wrong side, sew in place using even running stitches. Step 3: Roll your stuffing into a ball and insert as you gather up the fabric into the puff shape. Be careful that you don’t overfill. Step 4: Fold ribbon in half. Insert ribbon into the centre of the puff. Secure ribbon and puff with a couple of backstitches. Embellish with beads if desired. Almost all fabric is suitable; sheers, silks, cotton, Christmas prints etc.