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How to Make an Eid Countdown Calendar

Level
Intermediate
Time
1+ days
Budget
10 - 30

Mark Ramadan and count down to Eid with this bright, fabric calendar. Personalise with colours to match your décor and create a decoration that you'll love every year!

Use our free templates to create a skyline at the top of your calendar or draw your own. Download and print our free cards to fill each day with gratitude.

Project and instructions by Rumana from The Little Pomegranate

Discover more Ramadan and Eid projects here >

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* Cotton Fabric Bolt (119cm x 2m)

* Fabric Scissors

* Felt Sheets - Mint, Bright Pink, Golden, Lavender and Aqua

* Gold Star Sequins

* Gold Metallic Thread

* Washable Pen or Fabric Chalk

* White Thread

* Iron-On Interfacing

* POSCA Pen Pastel Set

* Newspaper or Pattern Paper (optional)

* Wooden Macrame Dowel (optional)

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Step 1

Mark out the pattern pieces onto the fabric. You can do this directly onto the fabric using a washable pen/fabric chalk or make paper templates using newspaper/pattern paper to trace around. Cut out the pieces from the cotton using a rotary blade or fabric scissors.

 

You'll need to make and cut out these rectangles:

x2 Calendars: 92cm x 52cm

x4 Hanging tabs: 20cm x 8cm

x6 Pockets 13cm x 52cm

 

You'll also need to cut these pieces from the iron-on interfacing:

x1 Calendar: 90cm x 50cm

x2 Hanging tabs: 20cm x 8cm

x6 Pockets: 13cm x 50cm

Step 2

Iron on the interfacing to the back of the matching fabric pieces: x1 of the main calendar pieces (this will be the front), x2 of the hanging tabs (these will be the front pieces) and the pockets - centre the interfacing so there is a 1cm gap on either end on the short sides (see photo).

 

Tip: Make sure the shiny side of the interfacing is down against the fabric before you iron.

Step 3
Prepare the pockets by folding in the long edge of the pocket by 0.5cm and press with the