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!