Twelve Days Series 7-9 PDF Pattern Bundle: Swan a-Swimming, Maid a-Milking, and Drummer Drumming



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Digital download (3 PDF)

Please note: This is a PDF pattern download bundle, not the actual ornaments! This does not include materials. These patterns are written in English.

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This set includes three PDF pattern downloads in my Twelve Days Ornament Series:
7 - Swan a-Swimming
8 - Maid a-Milking
9 - Drummer Drumming

Finished sizes are roughly 4x5 inches (the shapes vary). See individual pattern listings for more info on each pattern. These hand sewn wool felt ornaments are perfect for your Christmas tree or for special handmade gifting. Choose your own colors, or use my color guides found here:

I’ve always loved the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas song, so I designed this series of hand sewn folk ornaments for each of the twelve days, based on the original carol from 1780. The order is a bit different towards the end from the modern song*, and day four is colly bird, an old English term for blackbird. (Calling bird was substituted in later.) Read more about the series here on my blog:

*A supplement pattern, Modern Numbering, is now available in my shop to easily re-number the patterns 9-12 to match the modern song, if you so prefer! (None other is needed, because the original and modern carol are numbered the same up through number 8, Maid a-Milking.)

The pattern PDFs will be available for INSTANT DOWNLOAD once your payment is completed! Etsy will send you an automatic email that includes your download links.

Materials used to make these ornaments are commonly available. They include: Sulky/Pellon stabilizer, wool or wool-blend felts, embroidery floss, wood beads, cotton pipe cleaners, and stuffing. A complete list of materials can be found in the photos of the individual pattern listings.

HOW HARD ARE THESE TO MAKE? If you can do precision cutting, basic hand stitches (running stitch, whipstitch, backstitch and French knot) and are familiar with sewing and embroidery terms, then you can make these projects and make them well!

HERE'S WHY: this pattern utilizes a Sulky brand water-soluble stabilizer which makes putting the ornaments together easy, fast and accurate. Simply print or copy the pattern to the stabilizer, adhere it to the felt, and embroider right on the lines.

NO TEDIOUS PATTERN TRACING OR EMBROIDERY TRANSFER. Fantastic! (If you can't use the Sulky stabilizer, I've also included instructions for that.)

The patterns are in PDF format on 8.5 x 11 paper, so you can print them from your regular printer at home on standard paper and stabilizer, as many times as you need for personal use.

NOTE: These decorations have small parts and may present a choking hazard. This is not an ornament series designed for children under the age of three.

COTTAGE INDUSTRY SELLERS: If you are a home sewer, YES, it is OK to make and sell items from this pattern as long as you credit me for the pattern. No mass production allowed. Please check my policies page for details.

These patterns are ©Larissa Holland, all rights reserved. Do not distribute or publish any portion of the patterns. Purchasing the patterns does not transfer you the copyright. It is unlawful to copy and resell my patterns. Thanks for respecting the copyright!

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Larissa Holland

Larissa Holland

Atlanta, Georgia

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Sorry, I can't make any custom orders. I just don't have the time. If you invent a way to add more hours to the day, please let me know. :-). There is a list of independent crafters on my blog who make custom orders from my patterns. Feel free to contact them:
You can find A LOT of great information on this resource page for my heirloom wool felt Christmas ornaments. (Including detailed color guides and links to felt/floss bundles and kits):
I include sizing details in the individual pattern listings, but they may not be in the bundled listings. The average size for the Twelve Days and 'Twas the Night Christmas ornaments is about 4 x 5 inches. It varies of course, because the shapes vary a good bit.
I do not offer wholesale printed patterns at this time. It’s on my to do list!
Because my patterns are downloads, and are not emailed, it’s best to give an Etsy gift card along with a link to my shop. That way your friend can choose a gift and download it from their own Etsy account (which is free and easy to create). Purchased patterns are backed up at Etsy for them and available anytime in case of computer crashes, lightning strikes, or toddlers with peanutbuttery hands. The links do not expire.
If you purchase either with your account or as a guest, Etsy sends a purchase receipt with links to your patterns to the email address you entered. You can use the email links to download your pattern.

If you purchased with your Etsy account, you can also always find your patterns under You > Purchases and Reviews. The links do not expire.

If you purchased as a guest, the email receipt is the ONLY way for you to access the patterns. I recommend you link your guest purchases to your Etsy account. You can follow the instructions included on this page:


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