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The Wonder Cracker Sewing Pattern - stitch your own Christmas Crackers that are pullable, reusable and have a snap!

The Wonder Cracker Sewing Pattern - stitch your own Christmas Crackers that are pullable, reusable and have a snap!

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Stitch your own Wonder Cracker, an innovative, reusable fabric cracker designed to be pulled apart with a snap. It is an environmentally friendly and cost effective alternative to the traditional paper cracker.

This 18 page A4 booklet provides detailed instructions and diagrams outlining how to stitch the cracker from fabric, stiffen it with buckram to provide structure and how to add that all-important snap. The cracker can be reused again and again, with the option of adding a new snap each time. The pattern also includes recommended fabric choices and useful advice for creating multiple crackers.

All required pattern pieces are rectangles, full dimensions of which are provided. Therefore please note that this sewing pattern does not include any physical pattern pieces. 

54 x 19cm main fabric - eg. quilting weight cotton; avoid heavy weight, sheer or stretch fabrics and anything that can’t be ironed.
56 x 19cm lining fabric - eg. cotton lining; avoid heavy weight, sheer or stretch fabrics and anything that can’t be ironed.
38 x 17cm heavy weight single sided fusible buckram
100 cm ribbon - suggested width 10 - 20mm
Cracker snap
Matching thread

FINISHED CRACKER DIMENSIONS: 6.5 x 6.5 x 32cm approx.

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate: Each cracker involves stitching a few short straight seams using a sewing machine. A small amount of hand sewing using a simple running stitch is also required to complete each cracker. Familiarity with following a sewing pattern is helpful but not essential.

Please note that this pattern is sold for personal use only. The pattern must not be copied, altered, reproduced or sold on without prior permission from Lucy Dorothy Nichols. Similarly crackers made using this sewing pattern should not be sold on without prior permission. By purchasing this pattern you are agreeing to these terms.

A couple of pictures of customers' previous makes are shown!

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How fabrics are cut

✂️More than one quantity will be cut as a continuous length.

✂️How many units do I put in the quantity box?

I cut my fabrics by the Fat Quarter, Half Metre and Full Metre. My fabrics are listed and sold in fat quarter and metre increments.

You will need to add 2 in the fat quarter quantity box to purchase a half metre, and 1 in the metre quantity box to purchase a metre and so on.

Any amount you select will be cut as one continuous piece unless you explicitly contact Rosemary Wild with your requirements.

The exception is if an odd number of units are selected, the additional unit will be sent as a fat quarter.  For example, if 3 is selected as the quantity, it would be sent as a half metre and a fat quarter.  

Please note that this is a rough guide as the fabrics can vary in width. 

Fat Quarter = 55cm wide x 50cm long (21" x 19") = 1 in the quantity box

Half Metre = 110cm wide x 50cm long (43" x 19") = 2 in the quantity box

Two separate units of a half metre and a fat quarter will be despatched = 3 in the quantity box

Full Metre = 110cm wide x 100cm long (43" x 39") = 4 in the quantity box


 🧵It is a medium weight quilting 100% cotton fabric and is perfect for crafts, dressmaking or home decorating projects such as cushions and bunting.  

🧵Unless otherwise stated in the product description, the width is 44"/112cm.  

😊I try to represent the design and colour of my items as accurately as possible but please be aware that this may vary on different screens or devices. Please feel free to ask any questions and I will do my best to help.


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Care Instructions

💦It is suitable for hand washing and machine washing.

💦It is advisable to pre-wash the fabric before you start your project.

All fabrics will shrink a little bit in the wash and by pre-washing them before cutting and sewing with them, a perfect fit is ensured which won’t change after the first wash! Typically, 10% shrinkage is allowed for in all washable natural fibres. Wash before making up in the same manner as you would with subsequent washes (including drying methods). Make sure you fully open out your fabric prior to washing. It is suggested to machine wash cotton at 30/40 degrees and tumble dry on a low heat setting and press with an iron using steam on a hot setting.

Rosemary Wild cannot be held responsible if the fabric is damaged once it is in possession of the customer. Fabrics liable to mis-shape should be dried flat, or in a cool tumble dryer. Most fabrics should be pressed before cutting. Every washing machine does differ, so it is your responsibility to test wash any fabrics that you purchase from us.

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