I have been busy making a new Ramadan Calendar for this year. I decided to make one that I could re-use again in future years. In the past I made ones that can only be used once. This one involved me using the sewing machine.
- Background fabric
- Fabric for pockets (Felt is good)
- Numbers (I used sticky numbers)
- Wooden Dowels (to keep straight)
- String (to hang up the calendar)
- Sewing machine and thread
Step 1) Prepare the background sheet for the calendar by sewing hems on all sides. Sew a gap at the top and bottom so that a wooden dowel will go through to keep the calendar sturdy.
Step 2) Cut out 30 squares of fabric for each day of Ramadan. Cut out the letters 'RAMADAN' Attach with pins to the background sheet, spacing accordingly.
Step 3) Using the sewing machine attach all the letters and attach the pockets, leaving top part of square open to place in a note or sweet etc.
Step 4) Attach the stick numbers if using.
Step 5) Thread some string through the gap where the top dowel goes. Then put in the 2 wooden dowels.
Step 6) Place in some little Ramadan notes or sweets into the pockets. It is now ready to use.
Below is an idea of what you could put into the pockets!