The Wonder Cracker Sewing Pattern - a reusable Christmas Cracker with a snap



THE WONDER CRACKER SEWING PATTERN 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. 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.

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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.

What you will need

MATERIALS REQUIRED PER CRACKER: 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




Lucy Dorothy

with Craft Courses since 2017

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Lucy Dorothy Nichols is an English paper and textile artist, creating pieces that have a story to tell, be that humorous, informative or thought provoking. Her recent paper sculptures are inspired by titles from the Observer Pocket Book series and include amongst others, a Rainbow Making Machine, a Weather Maker’s Shop and even a Zoo for Imaginary Animals and Curious Creatures. Lucy runs both freemotion and papercutting workshops at venues across Hampshire, Surrey & Berkshire.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Christmas
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