Our favorite Christmas DIYs 2015 Part 2

It will be December very soon, which means it’s about time to prepare a lovely calendar for Christmas. Today we like to share our favorite DIY Christmas calendar ideas. With little effort everyone can create a wonderful winter surprise for family and friends. There are instructions for starters and advanced crafting enthusiasts. For more inspiration you can have a look at the adorable Christmas fabrics in our shop. What kind of amazing Christmas calendar do you want to make?

A cute Christmas stockings calendar on missmustardseed.com

A cute Christmas stockings calendar on missmustardseed.com

A funny toilet paper DIY Christmas calendar on morningcreativity.com

A funny toilet paper DIY Christmas calendar on morningcreativity.com

A wonderful fabric Christmas tree calendar on ohhappyday.com

A wonderful fabric Christmas tree calendar on ohhappyday.com

These sewed on Christmas bulbs make perfect pockets for small gifts.

These sewed on Christmas bulbs make perfect pockets for small gifts.

All you need is a big piece of fabric of your choice and a few supplies.

All you need is a big piece of fabric of your choice and a few supplies.

With little effort you can attach the pockets anywhere you like.

With little effort you can attach the pockets anywhere you like.

Don't forget to buy some little surprises to put in the calendar.

Don’t forget to buy some little surprises to put in the calendar.

There are many more types of Christmas calendars. How about a little wood?

There are many more types of Christmas calendars. How about a little wood?

This beautiful chalkboard Christmas calendar can be prepared very quickly.

This beautiful chalkboard Christmas calendar can be prepared very quickly.

cute turquoise snowman Christmas by fabric Andover USA

cute turquoise snowman Christmas by fabric Andover USA

cute charcoal grey Christmas tree mistletoe bird fabric Andover USA

cute charcoal grey Christmas tree mistletoe bird fabric Andover USA

off-white mistletoe fir tree poinsettias flower Christmas fabric

off-white mistletoe fir tree poinsettias flower Christmas fabric

cute green reindeer Santa Claus ice crystals stripe winter Christmas fabric

cute green reindeer Santa Claus ice crystals stripe winter Christmas fabric

cream colored kawaii snow owl winter animals square flannel fabric

cream colored kawaii snow owl winter animals square flannel fabric

white Santa Claus snowflake ice crystals Christmas fabric Henry Glass

white Santa Claus snowflake ice crystals Christmas fabric Henry Glass

Halloween and Christmas shop categories are online

Our Halloween and Christmas shop categories are online. You can now find all our amazing Halloween and Christmas themed fabrics as well as lots of cute stationery for the two holidays conveniently at a single click, saving you precious time otherwise spent browsing. You can find the two categories in the menu on the left-hand side in our online shop modes4u.com. If you already want to enjoy the spirit of the season you can decorate your iPhone with a kawaii Rilakkuma Halloween wallpaper. No pumpkin carving needed. Just click on the picture below to download the wallpaper for free. Happy shopping!

You can find all articles for the two holidays in our Halloween and Christmas shop categories.

You can find all articles for the two holidays in our Halloween and Christmas shop categories.

 

Free. Download your Rilakkuma pumpkin Halloween wallpaper here.

Free. Download your Rilakkuma pumpkin Halloween wallpaper here.

black Riley Blake 'Halloween Parade' fabric Halloween Magic

black Riley Blake ‘Halloween Parade’ fabric Halloween Magic

pink monster face devil pouch pencil case

pink monster face devil pouch pencil case

Rilakkuma Halloween Party brown bear plush toy San-X

Rilakkuma Halloween Party brown bear plush toy San-X

navy blue Norwegian Christmas San-X Rilakkuma pouch

navy blue Norwegian Christmas San-X Rilakkuma pouch

white Christmas star fabric Andover from the USA

white Christmas star fabric Andover from the USA

red Christmas tree winter Christmas fabric Michael Miller Holiday

red Christmas tree winter Christmas fabric Michael Miller Holiday

pink Santa Claus Christmas eraser by Iwako from Japan

pink Santa Claus Christmas eraser by Iwako from Japan

Rilakkuma yellow chick Santa Claus Xmas plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma yellow chick Santa Claus Xmas plush toy San-X Japan

Introducing New Manufacturer: Andover Fabrics

Over the last few weeks we added many great fabrics from American manufacturer Andover to our shop. We’d like to introduce some of the wonderful designs this brand has to offer, such as the amazing ornament fabrics of ‘Downton Abbey -The Egyptian Collection‘ and the lovely Christmas fabrics ‘Festive’. More, we now carry the special batik fabrics ‘Handcrafted’, which are all individually stamped in Indonesia and allow for reversible sewing designs due to their highly saturated colors. Another collection we have especially grown fond of are the cute children fabrics of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas’ designed by Eric Carle. For those looking for rather alternative fabrics we have the super cool steampunk inspired collection ‘Chillingsworth’s Bicycle Race‘ featuring airships, penny farthings and skeletons with top hats. With a brand like Andover in our shop we are sure to be one step closer to have the perfect fabrics for your sewing projects.

New: Our Andover Fabrics in our Shop

New: Andover Fabrics in our Shop

charcoal Egypt gold Downton Abbey glitter fabric Andover from the USA

charcoal Egypt gold Downton Abbey glitter fabric Andover from the USA

orange labyrinth Egypt ornament fabric Andover USA

orange labyrinth Egypt ornament fabric Andover USA

cream colored autumn leaf pattern cotton fabric by Andover USA

cream colored autumn leaf pattern cotton fabric by Andover USA

dark grey teal flower double border cotton fabric by Andover USA

dark grey teal flower double border cotton fabric by Andover USA

teal blue cross circles cotton fabric by Andover USA

teal blue cross circles cotton fabric by Andover USA

black and grey 'Bel Air' blossom flower fabric by Andover USA

black and grey ‘Bel Air’ blossom flower fabric by Andover USA

white Christmas star fabric Andover from the USA

white Christmas star fabric Andover from the USA

cream Christmas reindeer fabric Andover from the USA

cream Christmas reindeer fabric Andover from the USA

white The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas fabric Andover USA

white The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas fabric Andover USA

white dot caterpillars fabric 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' Andover USA

white dot caterpillars fabric ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ Andover USA

red The Very Hungry Caterpillar square Christmas fabric Andover USA

red The Very Hungry Caterpillar square Christmas fabric Andover USA

cream hot air balloon tophat fabric by Andover USA

cream hot air balloon tophat fabric by Andover USA

turquoise skeleton bicycle skulls fabric by Andover USA

turquoise skeleton bicycle skulls fabric by Andover USA

grey mustache and tophat fabric by Andover USA

grey mustache and tophat fabric by Andover USA

Our fabric as Fabric of the Month in German magazine burdastyle

The German sewing magazine burdastyle featured our Michael Miller gingerbread house fabric as their fabric of the month in the December issue of 2014. We love how they arranged the fabric with a real Gingerbread house, doesn’t it look amazing?

Our fabric is Fabric of the Month in the December issue of German magazine burdastyle

Our fabric is Fabric of the Month in the December issue of German magazine burdastyle

Our Michael Miller gingerbread house fabric with a real gingerbread house

Our Michael Miller gingerbread house fabric with a real gingerbread house

turquoise Gingerbread Houses Christmas fabric Michael Miller

turquoise Gingerbread Houses Christmas fabric Michael Miller

Great Xmas DIYs with our products

Every year bloggers make incredible Christmas DIYs with our Christmas products, this year was no exception. Here are some great projects you definitely have to see:

On the blog Per Sfizio Ma Non Solo you can find a tutorial (In Italian) for a super cute skirt with the theme “Frozen”. Our cute Robert Kaufman snowman fabric was used for the pockets.

Per Sfizio Ma Non Solo made a super cute skirt with a Frozen theme and our sowman fabric

Per Sfizio Ma Non Solo made a super cute skirt with a Frozen theme and our snowman fabric

turquoise Christmas snowman fabric by Robert Kaufman

turquoise Christmas snowman fabric by Robert Kaufman

The blog Mi Rincon De Mariposas made really nice Christmas pyjamas for children with our Robert Kaufman and Riley Blake knit fabrics. The color choice of red and green is perfect for Christmas, but the fabric designs are neutral enough to wear it throughout the whole year.

Mi Rincon De Mariposas made awesome children's Christmas pyjamas

Mi Rincon De Mariposas made awesome children’s Christmas pyjamas

ornament flower knit fabric lime green Robert Kaufman

ornament flower knit fabric lime green Robert Kaufman

red Riley Blake polka dot knit fabric from the USA

red Riley Blake polka dot knit fabric from the USA

The Italian YouTuber SsVersion DIY made a video with a super cute DIY for Christmas tree ornaments. She used our cute Holiday Hoot owl fabrics to craft super adorable decorations.

Christmas owl stripe flannel fabric Holiday Hoot

Christmas owl stripe flannel fabric Holiday Hoot

The Spanish blogger Diario De Naii made a great set of items with our adorable Christmas penguin fabric. She sewed an apron, potholders and a fabric basket with it.

Diario De Naii made a great set consisting of a basket, apron and potholders with our Christmas penguin fabric

Diario De Naii made a great set consisting of a basket, apron and potholders with our Christmas penguin fabric

green Christmas fabric with penguins by Robert Kaufman

green Christmas fabric with penguins by Robert Kaufman

The winner of our Pinterest Christmas Competition

What a fun contest. It was great to look through all of the Christmas crafts you pinned on Pinterest for our Pinterest Christmas competition. So who is the winner of the 100 US$ gift certificate? It’s maryelinsan (Pinterest name). Congratulations, we will contact you via email with all the information about your prize. Marelyn crafted great jewelry and accessories for which she used our stickers and fabrics. Check out our 3 favorite crafts. Really great job!

Fun Christmas charms made with our bulldog stickers

Fun Christmas charms made with our bulldog stickers

funny dog bulldog heart sweets stickers Mind Wave

funny dog bulldog heart sweets stickers Mind Wave

This great bracelet uses our Kokka dog fabric

This great bracelet is made with our Kokka dog fabric

salmon dog oxford fabric by Kokka from Japan

salmon dog oxford fabric by Kokka from Japan

Don't the lucky cats from our Cosmo lucky cat fabric look gorgeous on these slippers?

Don’t the lucky cats from our Cosmo lucky cat fabric look gorgeous on these slippers?

dark red structured Lucky Cats fabric from Japan

dark red structured Lucky Cats fabric from Japan

Win our organic birch fabrics at ChrisW Designs

Until December 7th you still have the opportunity to join a great organic fabric and Christmas fabric giveaway at Chris W Designs. We teamed up with the talented designer and are giving away a bundle of pretty organic birch fabrics and Japanese Christmas fabrics on her blog. Giveaway is open worldwide.

Win this bundle of organic birch fabrics at ChrisW Designs

Win this bundle of organic birch fabrics and Christmas fabric at ChrisW Designs

Great Michael Miller fabric Christmas wreath

It was probably one or two years ago when we discovered this awesome picture in a Michael Miller cataloge. Since then we wanted to show you this pic as a great Christmas DIY idea to use leftover fabric strips but we always forgot. Until now! Doesn’t that fabric Christmas wreath look stunning? There was no further explanation in the catalogue but on the Michael Miller blog we found a very similar project. The wreath made with Michael Miller polka dot fabrics in red and green is a great idea to give a modern twist to the Christmas theme. You can use any fabrics and patterns you want.

A very pretty fabric Christmas wreath seen in the Michael Miller cataloge

A very pretty fabric Christmas wreath seen in the Michael Miller cataloge

Christmas DIY: Christmas place mats

You want to bring some Christmas atmosphere to your dinner table? How about making some quick Christmas place mats with Christmas fabrics? We have two examples to show you what Christmas place mats could look like with our Xmas fabrics. And we currently have 120 different Christmas fabrics in stock which you can use for your place mats.

Christmas place mat with our Robert Kaufman Christmas tree fabric

Christmas place mat with our Robert Kaufman Christmas tree fabric

Christmas place mat with our Robert Kaufman Merry Mustache fabric

Christmas place mat with our Robert Kaufman Merry Mustache fabric

beige Christmas fabric Alexander Henry Santa's Slippers USA

beige Christmas fabric Alexander Henry Santa’s Slippers USA

turquoise Silly Chilly Christmas Xmas fabric Alexander Henry

turquoise Silly Chilly Christmas Xmas fabric Alexander Henry

hot pink Christmas fabric Alexander Henry North Pole Ditsy

hot pink Christmas fabric Alexander Henry North Pole Ditsy

red snowflake Christmas fabric metallic Quilting Treasures

red snowflake Christmas fabric metallic Quilting Treasures

red Christmas tree deer Christmas fabric Quilting Treasures

red Christmas tree deer Christmas fabric Quilting Treasures

blue Christmas owl flannel fabric Holiday Hoot

blue Christmas owl flannel fabric Holiday Hoot

hot pink Christmas tree ornament Cosmo Christmas fabric

hot pink Christmas tree ornament Cosmo Christmas fabric

white Riley Blake Xmas flannel fabric Home for the Holidays

white Riley Blake Xmas flannel fabric Home for the Holidays

Christmas Basics Riley Blake snowman Xmas fabric blue

Christmas Basics Riley Blake snowman Xmas fabric blue

white mini cardinal bird animal fabric Timeless Treasures

white mini cardinal bird animal fabric Timeless Treasures

green candy cane Christmas fabric Believe

green candy cane Christmas fabric Believe

Win a Fat Quarter bundle on Craft Gossip

Another great giveaway from our Christmas Giveaway series: We teamed up with craftgossip.com and you have the opportunity to win a Robert Kaufman fabric bundle with Fat Quarters from Bren Talavera‘s collection Felicity. The giveaway  is running until October 23rd.

Win a Fat Quarter bundle on craftgossip.com from modes4u.com

Win a Fat Quarter bundle on craftgossip.com from modes4u.com