Winter Pocket Garland
Designed and made by Schacht staff
It's that time of year again; there's a chill in the air, children are getting excited for winter break, and families are planning holiday get-togethers. Now is a perfect time for a family project that could become a tradition or treasured heirloom. Bring people together this holiday season with our Winter Pocket Garland. Plan an afternoon of making together, complete with treats and cups of good cheer.
Perfect for this time of the year, the Winter Pocket Garland adds a bit of wintery decor to your home and doubles as an advent calendar, a Hanukah gift holder, or a place to insert notes with hopes and dreams for the next year.
If you make this garland, let us know on Instagram, tagging your photos with #schachtspindle.
What You'll Need
Weave a variety of squares (the quantity requirements are below). We used the book of 100 Pin Loom Squares by Florencia Campos Correa to create a few patterned squares to add some variety to the piece.
For our sample, two different styles of pockets were used: triangles and squares.
Triangles use one Zoom Loom square, and the square pockets use two Zoom Loom squares.
For an Advent calendar using the square, triangle, triangle pattern, you’ll need 32 Zoom Loom squares.
For Hanukah bunting alternating between square and triangle pockets, you’ll need 12 Zoom Loom squares. (Our sample used 16 squares.)
Assembling a Triangle
To make a triangle, fold a Zoom Loom square in half diagonally; whipstitching one side together.
Open the triangle into a diamond shape, making sure the opening is in the back.
Fold down the flap and secure to the top layer with a knot or bow. Do not go through all of the layers.
Assembling a Square
To make a square pocket, take two Zoom Loom squares and whip stitch them together along 3 sides, leaving one side open.
Thread and Hang
After sewing up all of your shapes, wash your pockets and lay them flat to dry.
To hang, use a length of rope (we made ours using the Incredible Rope Machine).
Thread through the front of triangles.
Thread through the back of squares.
- Hang your garland, and fill the pockets up with little toys, candy, and wishes!
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