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Last Minute Christmas Ideas

Remember Livingstone Textiles in your last minute Christmas preparations! We can help with all sorts of things ranging from a ribbon for your Christmas cake right up to foam for an unexpected guest to sleep on. As you can see from the picture we have a range of Christmassy trimmings which can be used for crafty purposes, or for hanging up the cards which drop through your letter box. We also have some super present ideas such as workboxes and sewing machines plus little needlecases and other items of haberdashery which would be a great addition to a stocking.

If you’re wondering how to entertain the children in the week from when they break up to Christmas Day, how about making some of these lovely christmas tree decorations as shown to us by one of our customers? Simply cut a series of circles of different sizes from your chosen fabric or fabrics. Sew a loose running stitch round the outside of each circle then pull up to gather into the centre  and stitch into place (this will make a smaller puffy flat circle). Thread a large-eyed needle with several strands of metallic thread. Start by knotting the thread through a large bell or button at the base. Thread on each gathered circle, starting with the largest and knotting the thread in between each layer so they stay separated. Finish with a small bell or button after the last circle, then tie off so there is a hanging loop for your finished tree. Simple but effective and fun!

Whatever you are planning this Christmas we hope you have a great time and look forward to seeing you after the festivities. Our Christmas and New Year opening hours are shown on the right.

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