Waste Free Celebrations

Sew Your Own Scandi Christmas Recrackers


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In this Sew Your Own pack you will receive:

  • Large storage box
  • Pre-cut fabric for eight Re-crackers (eight thin and eight fat pieces)
  • 16 pieces of ribbon
  • 8 'Handmade by me" tags
  • 1 spool of 100% recycled Gutterman thread. 
  • 16 custom-made tubes (eight thin and eight fat)
  • Instructions

These crackers are easy to sew but you will need a sewing machine: they cannot be done by hand. We recommend using an overlocker but you can also zig-zag the raw edges if you don't have one. As a last resort, you can also use pinking shears on the raw edges although you will need to be prepared for the "frayed" look as the years go by and the sleeves go in and out of the wash. 

You also need to be able to sew an accurate 8mm seam so if you're teaching a child to sew, they may need assistance at this point. If it's 10mm you won't get the sleeve onto the tube and if it's 6mm it will be all baggy and wrinkled. 

You also need strong hands to pull the sleeves onto the tubes so if the arthritis is playing up, get someone else to pull the sleeves on. 

We recommend purchasing with the filler pack for the total Re-cracker experience. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Bronwyn Gooder

These were so great - such a cool idea and so easy to see. It took me better part of a day as lots of stages but that’s just sewing! Clear instructions. And all the pieces cut and measured was very helpful. The receiver was well impressed too!

Kaarin Slevin
Genius Idea!

I had lots of fun making these. Instructions are easy to follow and there is a YouTube link as well (on the website). I added some extra ribbon for some sparkle, and made some name tags so that they could be used as place cards at the table.

Lucy Langman
Beautiful and sustainable

So happy with this amazing product. Having not used a sewing machine for many years I was a bit worried about the skills required, but the instructions were super clear and the set had every detail covered so in the end it was easy even for a non-sewer. The kids helped and loved being part of the project. I absolutely love the little cracker gifts too - a gorgeous and sustainable Christmas tradition.

Sharon McKinnel

I would have been handy to have a link to the u tube video, it took a while to find it

Cinzia White
Great product

Instructions well written.fabric excellent quality. Easy to make