Download Ornament template, print it and cut out an ornament shape
- Cut out two pieces of fabric larger than your ornament shape
- Take one of the pieces of fabric and using a small zig-zag stitch, sew scraps all over the piece of fabric going in any direction - be sure each edge of each scrap is stitched down
- Cut a piece of felt or heavy interfacing out using the smaller, inner template of your ornament pattern
- On the unstitched piece of fabric trace your ornament template in fine pencil or water soluble pen, then flip it over, tape it to a window so the light shines through it and trace the template on the other side (the tracing should be in the same position on both sides of the fabric)
- Add a tiny bit of glue to your felt piece and center it in the middle of one side of the tracing and let it dry for a couple of minutes
- Lay your zig-zag patchwork fabric on top of the other fabric (patchwork side up) sandwiching the felt shape inside
- Pin a looped ribbon or string, loop pointing up, inside the sandwiched pieces at the top of the ornament template
- Pin the pieces together, turn them with the plain fabric facing up and stitch around the tracing marks using a straight or zig-zag stitch
- Trim the fabric right up to the edge of the outer stitching, finished!
Note: Try embroidering a name, message or date on the plain backing fabric before gluing the felt shape on the opposite side and pinning your pieces together.
The down-loadable template includes a few different simple shapes which can be used in many different ways. Tristan and Gracie have been colouring, cutting and gluing them today.
I hope, unlike me, everyone is very organized and ready for Christmas, then you'll have time to whip up this simple project.
Also, thanks to Annet for sharing her Tree Family wall hanging with me.
I love the ornament earrings she gave the mama tree and the spotty, snowy fabric she used. Visit Annet's blog Fat-Quarter to see more of her fantastic quilting and patchwork pieces.
Hope you're all cuddled up with your families, or your cat and are keeping warm.