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A DIY Advent Calendar for the entire family. With this awesome Disney-inspired advent calendar featuring Mickey and company, you’ll feel like a kid again! Fill each day with little goodies to count down the days until the holidays.

Images: © Jan Schmiedel

Mickey Advent DIY MATERIALS


+ Mickey fabric (try this holiday print!)
+ Red fabric
+ Vliesofix / HeatnBond
+ Leather band 3 mm
+ Thread
+ Ruler
+ Scissors
+ Hand sewing needle
+ Tape measure
+ Pins
+ Chalk
+ Safety pin
+ Pinking shears
+ Numbers template (download here for free)

Mickey Advent DIY Step 1


Cutting: 24 rectangles in different sizes with chalk pen record and cut out (here approx. 16 × 38 cm).

Mickey Advent DIY Step 2


Clean edges with pinking shears (or overcast with overlock). If you want, you can now embroider the bags with the brother Innov-is M280D embroidery machine.

Mickey Advent DIY Step 3


Mark openings for the drawstring 1 cm away from the top edge at 3 cm.

Mickey Advent DIY Step 4


Fold the rectangles right sides together and stitch the two side seams at 1 cm skipping over the drawstring openings.

Mickey Advent DIY Step 5


Press open the side seams and iron the top edge of the bag at 2.5 cm and secure with pins.

Mickey Advent DIY Step 6


Then stitch around 2 cm from the upper edge and stitch the ends well.

Mickey Advent DIY Step 7


Use the safety pin to pull the leather tape into the tunnel from both sides of the bag.

Mickey Advent DIY Step 9


Draw the “numbers from the template”: mirror-inverted on Vliesofix and iron on the fabric. Then cut out, peel off paper and iron on the bags.

Want more advent calendar DIY options? Check out these below:

Origami and Milk Carton ADVENT
Origami Advent Calendar; Milk Carton Advent Calendar

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    Dec 1, 2018, 09.59 PMby prilou

    making a warm faux-fur coat dark green for my daughter with hat and bag too

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