Door Bells

Fabric doorbells sewn from scraps of Christmas material.


Approximate Time: One hour


  • scraps of Christmas fabric
  • rick rack braid
  • 1/2 inch pompoms
  • ribbon for bow
  • sewing machine


  1. For each bell, with cloth folded right sides together, cut two of pattern A. from contrasting colors, and cut one of pattern B.

  2. Place B right side up on one A piece, aligning bottoms. Machine baste in place.

  3. Using matching thread, sew rick rack braid over top basting line. Sew a second piece of rick rack along bottom basting line.

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  5. Place second A piece on top of first A piece, right sides together and stitch around outside of bell, leaving open between arrows on one side. Trim seam at curves. Turn right side out through opening and press.

  6. Slip stitch opening shut. Sew or glue half inch pompoms in place.

  7. Arrange bells as shown and tack together by hand on the back.

  8. Make a thread loop on the back for hanging and sew a ribbon bow to the front.

By preserver from Manitoba

December 14, 20090 found this helpful

How pretty! I will have to do this for next year :) Too bogged down this year. Great job!

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November 23, 20120 found this helpful

The article refers to a pattern, but I don't see it? This is really cute..

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November 26, 20120 found this helpful

I'd love to make this but where is pattern A & B the instructions refer to?

Editor's Note: Unfortunately, we did not receive a pattern to go with this craft idea.

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