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Use scraps of material in Christmas colours to make these cheery bells. You’ll have a door ornament to give away or to display in your own home.

For each bell, with cloth folded right sides together, cut two of pattern A. From contrasting colour, cut one of pattern B. Place B right side up on one A piece, aligning bottoms. Machine baste in place. Using matching thread, sew rickrack braid over top basting line. Sew a second piece of rickrack along bottom basting line. Place second A piece on top of first A piece, right sides together and stitch around outside of bell, leaving open between arrows on one side. Trim seam at curves. Turn right side out through opening and press. Slipstitch opening shut. Sew

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