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Christmas Candy Cones Project

 Candy cone tree decorations

These pretty fabric cones can be filled with sweets and hung from your Christmas tree.  They are simple to make and only require a small amount of fabric, interfacing and ribbon plus of course some sweets! 
The fabric for this tutorial (Winter Wonderland by David Walker) was kindly provided by Coats Crafts.

Materials needed to make 4 cones

2 pieces of fabric the size of a dinner plate.  We used Winter Wonderland by David Walker from Freespirit.

1 piece of firm interfacing the size of a dinner plate

At least 28 inches of ribbon


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 How to cut a circle from fabric

Step 1

You need to cut a circle from each fabric and the interfacing, I used a dinner plate which had a diameter of 26cm to cut around.

Using interfcing


Step 2

Iron the interfacing to the back of your main fabric following the instructions that came with your interfacing.


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Step 3

Fold both circles in half, right sides together, and press making a fold line across the centre of the circle.

Fold it in half again (so you have a piece which is the size of 1/4 of the circle) and press again.

Unfold the fabrics and you will have 2 lines across the cirles dividing it into quarters, cut along these lines cutting each circle into 4 equal size pieces.

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Step 4

Take a piece of the main fabric and fold it on half right sides together.  Stitch a 1/4 inch seam along the long edge where the 2 raw edges are.  

With the lining fabric fold in half right sides together, and then cut 1/4 an inch off the long edge (where the 2 raw edges of the fabric meet) before then sewing a 1/4 inch seam.  This will make the lining a little smaller than the outer fabric so it will fit comfortably inside.

Turn through the outer fabric so the right side of the fabric is facing outwards, leave the lining fabric as is.

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Step 5

Press or pin a 1/4 inch hem inwards on the outer fabric and outwards on the lining fabric.

Insert the lining fabric into the outer fabric as shown.


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Step 6

Cut your ribbon to the desired length, I cut mine to 7 inches.

Place the ribbon between the inner and outer layer and pin it into place. Pin together the inner and outer fabrics around the top.

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Step 7

Sew a 1/8th of an inch seam around the top of the cone joining the 2 layers of fabric together, pinning the ribbon between the 2 layers.  I used my zipper foot for this as it's small and allowed me to see exactly where I was stitching.


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Step 8

Repeat these steps with the other 3 sets of fabric pieces to make 3 more cones.  Fill the cones with sweets and hang them on the Christmas Tree.

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For more Christmas sewing projects visit our Christmas Projects section.

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