Christmas in July! Our Advent Calendar Kit and Pattern

Amidst summer’s lemonade, swimming pools and fireflies, it may feel pretty counter-intuitive to think about Christmas right now. But hard as it may be to replace thoughts of popsicles with visions of sugarplums, July's long, lazy days are a great time to get started on a very special holiday project! 

We love the sweet, vintage flavor of Purl Soho’s Advent Calendar Kit, and while its exquisite details are what make it so special, this project can’t exactly be classified as quick. So, instead of adding to your future holiday stress, you might want to consider getting started now! Our Advent Calendar Kit includes everything you’ll need, from a rainbow of lovely wool felt to sequins, beads, and embroidery thread.

And in response to popular demand, we’re happy to announce that we are now selling the Advent Calendar Pattern (with templates) on its own! Choose to recieve our full-color instructional booklet in the mail or as a quick and easy PDF dowlnload.

Plus, we've added some à la carte supplies to our menu. Pick our 12-gram tins of sequins and 9-gram tin of beads, individually or all together, and also available,  a pack of 6 beading needles... all right here!

Buying the Advent Calendar Pattern on its own? Here's what else you'll need...

Even though this project has Christmas written all over it, the little ornaments make for surprisingly great summer sewing, easy and portable enough to tuck into weekend totes and carry on bags. So why not cut your future holiday self a break? Come November, you’ll be glad you did!

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11 Responses to Christmas in July! Our Advent Calendar Kit and Pattern

  1. Laura says:

    Thank you, thank you for doing this as a pattern! I already have a felt advent tree and now I can make ornaments to go with it. I'm so excited to get started.

  2. Jen says:

    This is so exciting! So glad the pattern is available a la carte, I have so much wool felt that it was hard to justify buying the whole kit.

    What size seed beads are y'all using for this?

  3. Alicia says:

    How do the ornaments attach to the tree? The kit is so sweet, and EXTREMELY tempting! I have a two year old who would probably LOVE it! :)

  4. purl bee says:

    Hi Jen-

    The beads are a size 12.

    Thanks for your question!


  5. Jane says:

    I am not completely clear about the difference between the two pattern options. Thanks!

  6. purl bee says:

    Hi Alicia-

    The ornaments are attached with straight pins but you could use safety pins or velcro if you're concerned about the pins.

    Thanks for your question!


  7. purl bee says:

    Hi Jane-

    There is only one pattern but you can either get it in paper form, which will be shipped, or digital PDF form which you can download. If you choose the paper pattern you will also be able to download the PDF but you will have to pay for shipping.

    I hope this clears things up! Thanks for writing in!


  8. Zoey says:

    Are the ornaments stitched by hand? Looking for a project I can keep in my bag and work on while we travel this summer…

  9. purl bee says:

    Hi Zoey!
    Yes. They are stitched by hand, making it a perfect travel project!
    Thanks for writing in.

  10. Karen says:

    This is so similar to the one we had growing up that my auntie made us. It brings a little nostalgic tear to my eye. :)

  11. Barbara Ruis says:

    I absolutely adore this project!

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