Carrot & Reindeer

Back in October of this year I wrote a tutorial for Issue 22 of One Thimble on how to hack the Beep Beep Sweatshirt (by Made By Jack’s Mum from Issue 19) into a cardigan. That got me talking to the wonderful Lucy of One Thimble and she asked if I’d be interested in making a Christmas themed appliqué that could be shared with all their followers.

I jumped at the chance and got my thinking cap on… I came up with a few ideas, some more obscure than others (robins, snow covered trees, angler fish, welcoming candles…) but I settled on this fairly traditional image; the wonderful reindeer, but with a fun twist! A carrot on a sleeve that could then be fed to the reindeer!!

The Beep Beep Sweatshirt pattern has perfect pockets for spare carrots (and you know how moreish they are to reindeer, one is never enough right??) so I had to go with that as my base sweater pattern.

As a thank you to their valued newsletter subscribers, One Thimble have sent this design out in their newsletter as an exclusive Christmas themed appliqué. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!!

In the new year I will be releasing more appliqué patterns! If you enjoy making this, or would like to try the next one out, please do sign up to my newsletter to keep up to date with any all the other designs I will have to offer! But for now, Christmas is coming so go get sewing…

A huge thanks to Lucy and Jen of One Thimble for this opportunity!!

Happy Christmas!!

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