Today, we have an easy ornaments for your Christmas trees. Aside from being easy to make (even the kids can make them!), these ornaments also help you with recycling “vintage” fabric you may have lying around!
What You’ll Need
- Fabric (these can be old or new. Make sure to choose colors that complement your holiday color scheme)
- Embroidery thread (choose colors that go well with your holiday color scheme)
- Small buttons
- Polyfil or fabric scrap
What to do:
- Decide what shapes you want for your ornaments. These have to be simple silhouettes. Trace/draw this onto the wrong side of your pieces of fabric and leave a 1/4 inch seam allowance on all edges.
- Face the right side of the cloth against each other and, with some embroidery thread, sew along the drawing you made. Leave at least a half inch open.
- Turn the fabric inside out so that you have a small pouch in your chosen shape. Through the little hole you left, stuff your ornament with polyfil or small scraps of fabric.
- Sew on any embellishments you’ve decided on for your ornament (e.g.small buttons for eyes, embroidery stitching on the body, cut out felt pieces, etc.)
- Get some of your embroidery thread and stitch along the edge using a blanket stitch. Here’s a tutorial on how to sew a blanket stitch for sewing newbies. Sew over the small hole to seal the ornament completely.
- Sew a piece of ribbon onto the top of the ornament. Fluff it out and you’re ready to decorate your artificial trees with these charming fabric ornaments!
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