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Want to learn how to make these little cuties? Then look no further, you have come to the right place! Oh, and if you haven’t been here before, welcome to my sewing blog 🙂 (See here how I got started!)
Christmas is just around the corner! I love that time of the year. London lights up in the most beautiful Christmas decoration and a peaceful atmosphere spreads over the otherwise hectic city. It’s time to reflect upon the past year and think about plans for the new year.
That’s why I was all the more happy that the first My Sewing Box I received was all about Christmas. The beautifully packaged parcel included 6 festive fabrics, a green ribbon, and a matching red thread. Now, it was time to bring my own creativity to life and think about what to make out of this lovely box.
I started by sketching out possible ornaments such as a snowman, ice skating shoe, and a Christmas star. If you’re interested to use my template, you can download the PDF version here for free. With my ideas mapped out, it was time to get some additional haberdashery for the project. I’ve ordered the following:
- Soft Toy Filling – needed to fill the ornaments
- Paperchase Christmas Ribbon – needed to decorate the ornaments
Let’s get started
And then you’re ready to go! Here’s a quick step-by-step guide on how to sew your own Christmas ornaments in case you don’t know where to start:
- Pin your pattern, let’s say the heart, on to the folded fabric and cut it out. This gives you two symmetric pieces.
- Sew the pieces right sides together. Right sides together mean that the printed sides of the fabric are facing each other. Keep in mind to reverse your stitches at the beginning and the end. Important: don’t sew all the way around it but leave a little gap for the next step.
- Turn your fabric inside out and fill it with toy or cushion stuffing.
- Carefully hand sew the opening together.
- Decorate the finished ornament, for example with ribbons and buttons. If you want to learn how to make the little ribbon bows in the picture, stay tuned as a tutorial will follow shortly 🙂
I can’t wait to decorate the Christmas tree with my handmade ornaments while listening to some cheesy Christmas music and having a cup of comforting tea.
Hope you enjoy this sewing project as well – there are no limits to your imagination especially in the decoration part!