NEW! Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Feature Photo

NEW! Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari

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Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Feature Photo

Sew a fun and unique countdown to Christmas calendar with Mary Mulari’s Treasure Pockets project from her Adventures with 5-inch Fabric Squares book! Each pocket features a hanging loop and front pocket – an ideal space for applique numbers. Hang Treasure Pockets on a wall, or mantel, with jute roping or wooden dowel. Mary’s individual Treasure Pockets also make great Christmas tree ornaments, gift card holders, and tooth fairy pockets!

 

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Mary’s Adventures with 5-inch Fabric Squares book includes 15 creative projects to make with pre-cut 5″ fabric squares! And/or, cut your own 5″ fabric squares to make any of Mary’s projects, including her Treasure Pockets. Make 12 or 25 Treasure Pockets to make the Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar below. Find the numbers applique patterns on page 22 of Mary’s Book, Adventures with 5-inch Fabric Squares book.

Adventures with 5-inch Fabric Squares by Mary Mulari available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

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NEW! Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari

 

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

This project uses 1/4″ seam allowances. Read all instructions before beginning.

Approximate finished size: 5″ x 5″ ea.

 

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar

Supplies Listing

Cut Fabrics, Interfacing, & Wonder-Under

Note: Follow directions below for making one Treasure Pocket!

Christmas Traditions 10 in. Stackers Precut Fabric Square available at Nancy Zieman Produtions at ShopNZP.com

Note From Team Nancy

Cut 5″ squares with a 45 mm Rotary Cutter and Pinking Blade. To extend the live of the mat, cut on the reverse side of the mat.

 

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Note From Team Nancy

 

 

After steam pressing and preshrinking our 10-inch fabric squares, we then cut the 10-inch squares into four equal sections – yielding four 4-3/4″ fabric squares from each 10-inch precut fabric square. If your fabric squares measure 4-3/4″ like ours did – also cut your Wonder-Under and Sof-Shape squares as 4-3/4″ x 4-3/4″.

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Riley Blake Shades Fabrics available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Create the Number Appliqués

  • With pencil, trace reverse appliqué numbers (page 22) on smooth paper-side of one Wonder-Under 6″ square.

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Following manufacturer’s instructions, place rough side of Wonder-Under to wrong side of red cotton fabric square. Press with dry iron. Allow to cool.

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions

  • At ironing board, fold outer pocket square in half diagonally. Press.

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog IMG 5737

Note From Team Nancy

 

While you’re at the ironing board, go ahead and press the Pellon Sof-Shape Fusible Interfacing squares to the wrong side of the Treasure Pocket front and back fabric squares – using manufactures instructions along with an EZ-View Pressing Cloth (above).

 

 

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Optional: Stitch Number Appliqués to Pocket Front

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Attach Open Toe Sewing Machine Presser Foot to sewing machine.
  • Set machine for an appliqué stitch, blanket stitch, or medium zigzag stitch (3.5 mm width, 1.4 mm length).
  • Stitch around number appliqué edges.

Note From Team Nancy

 

 

When stitching –or appliquéing– appliqués to pocket front, stop with needle down on the outside of appliqué fabric when turning outside curves or corners; and stop with needle down on the inside of appliqué fabric when turning inside curves and corners! Always test stitches on a sample appliqué number– fused to a fabric scrap.

 

Create Treasure Pocket

Note From Team Nancy

 

When fusing Treasure Pocket front and back fabric squares, avoid fusing the top 1″. The ribbon hanger will later be inserted into this opening.

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Beginning near pocket top edge, topstitch around outer front pocket edges, at 1/4″ from edges.
  • Use Clover’s Straight Awl/Stilletto to assist in feeding front pocket edges under presser foot.

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Fold ribbon in half, meeting cut edges.
  • Insert ribbon between layers at top edge.
  • Continue stitching around entire Treasure Pocket.

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 

  • Fill each day’s pocket with a prayer, names of special people to remember, acts of kindness to do for others, or seasonal candies.

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Hang on fireplace mantel, or on a wall, with wooden dowel or with jute roping.

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Treasure Pockets also make great Christmas tree ornaments and/or gift card holders!
Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar Sewing Tutorial by Mary Mulari at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog IMG_5810

Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar

Supplies Listing

Mary’s Adventures with 5-inch Fabric Squares book, along with her other books, patterns, and NEW! Sign of the Times Note Cards, are available at ShopNZP.com.

Adventures with 5-inch Fabric Squares by Mary Mulari available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

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Nancy Zieman Productions The Blog Giveaway

Clover Wonder Clips available at Nancy Zieman Producitons at ShopNZP.com

For a chance to be one of the random winner of a 10-Pack of Clover’s Wonder Clips, please leave a comment below about Mary Mulari’s Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar!

Clover will give away one 10-Pack of Clover’s Wonder Clips, to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states. Winner must reply within 30 days to the official giveaway announcement email message – sent from Nancy Zieman Productions.

 

Happy Sewing!

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22 Comments

  • Bobbi Monroe
    November 28, 2020

    Great instructions for the cute advent countdown pocket squares!

  • Ann West
    November 28, 2020

    What a clever way to make an advent calendar! My granddaughter will just love it. Thanks so much for your creativity.

  • BevM
    November 28, 2020

    What a clever and simple idea. A few years ago, I had searched for something like this Treasure Pocket Advent Calendar. Thanks for the idea.

  • Mary
    November 28, 2020

    This would be a great project to make for my grandchildren. I appreciate the detailed instructions! Thank you!

  • Nancy
    November 28, 2020

    Such a clever project. Thanks

  • Jean Guenther
    November 28, 2020

    The advent calendar is adorable and doable at this late date!

  • Dixie
    November 28, 2020

    Love the advent calendar, Plan to get one made right away to give to my grandchildren. They will love it.

  • Carolyn T
    November 28, 2020

    The treasure pockets are adorable on their own, and wonderful to mark the coming of Christmas.

  • Donna Jo Strickler
    November 28, 2020

    This is a quick, easy, fun project for a high school beginners sewing class! Great way to introduce them to the embroidery machine for the numbers too. Thank you!

  • Carol Rechtoris
    November 28, 2020

    Cleaver project from Mary M. Very cute. I love Wonder Clips.

  • Barb Kaup
    November 28, 2020

    Nice idea with the Treasure Pockets–makes me think of a paper advent calendar my daughters enjoyed when they were little.

  • Pat
    November 28, 2020

    Mary had done it again. What a wonderful treat for the holidays! Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win.

  • Pat
    November 28, 2020

    Mary has done it again. What a wonderful project for the holidays! Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win.

  • Clovis
    November 28, 2020

    You can make the Advent Calendar with a lot of different fabrics to be dispalyed year round.

  • Noreen
    November 28, 2020

    I love the colorful pockets, and all the different ways they can be used to make the Advent Calendar look different.

  • Ellean Lynch
    November 28, 2020

    Love all your ideas. I have some of your bppks and instructions are so easy to follow. I plan to make some of these for my great grand children. Thank you.

  • Kathy Myers
    November 28, 2020

    I can’t wait to do an advent calendar with my grandson. He loved it last year!!!

  • Diane L Putzer
    November 28, 2020

    That’s a fun advent idea!

  • Marie
    November 29, 2020

    A great idea. Grandson’s would love this. Thanks for the great instructions.

  • Susan
    November 30, 2020

    The treasure pocket Advent calendar is just adorable and would be fun with grandchildren.

  • Valorie
    December 1, 2020

    Would make great treasure hunt clue holders. What fun.

  • Eva
    December 13, 2020

    This is the cutest and easiest Advent Calendar I’ve seen.

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