Stitch your own Lucy Dorothy 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.
The 18-page A4 pattern booklet designed by paper and textile artist Lucy Dorothy 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.
Fabric Requirements - 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, S133 Vilene is recommended.
100 cm ribbon - suggested width 10 - 20mm
Finished Cracker Size: 6.5 x 6.5 x 32cm approx.
Ability: 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.