Cathedral Window Advent Calendar Tutorial

How about we wait for Christmas with an elegant Cathedral Window Advent Calendar? You only have to make 25 classic cathedral window units to form the pockets where you can store a card or treat that you like to give away. The fan section will be a breeze with this method.

This tutorial is more like a mini-course! 

You will learn to make square flower units with the traditional cathedral window method. You will cut the units, fold
and press them twice and then, sew them together.


And you will learn to make a beautiful cathedral window fan, with the “Fold and sew” method. This means that you will cut pieces of fabric and then make the units. Every unit has a base and two folded pieces placed over. Each unit forms a side of the window frame.

The tutorial has all the elements you will need to learn easily. Look at these preview pages: step by step photos, schemes, and templates. It has got all covered!

This tutorial is FOR YOU IF

You always wanted to make a cathedral window project, but you did not yet.

You already made a cathedral window project and you want more challenges.

You ask yourself how you could achieve the characteristic and elegant forms of this technique. 

You want to know how you could change these shapes. 

You want to explore and learn the bases to face any project with confidence.

Actually, this tutorial is more like a mini-course! Check the content!

1-Getting started

  • Introduction to the cathedral window technique
  • History overview
  • Three basic methods description
  • Which one is the best and for what

2-Units and blocks

  • Practice with muslin
  • Templates
  • How to make the units
  • How to make the block
  • Video tutorial 

3-The project

  • Materials
  • Size
  • Base construction (units and blocks)
  • Applying the windows
  • Finishings

4-Useful tools

  • How to use the templates
  • How to deal with seams
  • How to apply the windows
  • How to choose the best fabrics
  • How to choose the color palette
  • Cathedral window blocks video library
  • Printer-friendly pdf patterns

About cathedral window technique

Usually, I read comments about cathedral window and for some people is hard. I understand, I felt the same when I started.

All the things I learned and the difficulties I had when I first tried cathedral window allowed me to know now what you might need to feel confident and try it!

Having this in mind I included all the pedagogic tools I know so you can have a great experience learning cathedral window technique.

  • Step by step photo instructions
  • Video tutorial
  • Printer-friendly PDF
  • 100% size templates
  • Clear schemes to guide you
  • Useful tools 
  • Tips and little secrets

Frequently asked questions

What level of skill do I need to make the project?

You need a beginner level skill since the instructions and the tools are designed to cover all the step of the process. 

What do I get when I purchase the tutorial?

You will receive:

  • PDF with all the instructions you will need to make the project.
  • The templates to cut the pieces
  • The size of the project
  • The materials you will need.
  • A video tutorial

Is it an instant download?

Yes! Your files will be available once your payment is confirmed.

Do you offer refunds?

Due to the nature of the product, refunds cannot be offered on digital file products – please read all the information carefully before you purchase. 

Do you have a copyright policy?

Yes, and is as simple as this: the tutorial may not be distributed, resold or copied, either in whole or in part or in any format. Permission is granted to make and sell this project on a small, handmade scale (please credit The Window Way)

You can send me an email if you have any other questions or concerns. I will be glad to help and chat.