Monday, December 14, 2009

Tutorial: Fabric Ornaments

It's been a long time since I shared a tutorial with you, so here is my fabric Christmas ornament idea. I hope you enjoy. If you make one, I would love to see it!

STEP 1:
Print a photo on fabric paper. (I edited mine in picnik.com, so I could add the year and the holiday border.) I printed this one at 4" x 6" and kept 1/4" of the white border when I cut it out. Peel the paper off the fabric.
STEP 2:
Cut your background fabric the same size as your photo.
STEP 3:
Pin the fabric pieces right sides together. You should see the "wrong" sides of the fabric on both sides.
STEP 4:
Very lightly hot-glue your cord or ribbon on the top evenly spaced apart, inside of the photo fabric piece. This is how you'll hang the ornament.
STEP 5:
MAKE SURE you're ribbon or cord is tucked inside the ornament! You should not be able to see it anymore when you go to sew.
STEP 6:
Using a 1/4" seam allowance, sew all the way around with your sewing machine. Yes, you are sewing it shut.
STEP 7:
Using small scissors, cut a 2 inch slit in the back of the fabric side, not the photo side.
STEP 8:
Turn it inside out and stuff it just like you would a pillow. (Note: I wish I had stuffed mine a little more. If you stuff it nice and tight the picture doesn't distort)
STEP 9:
Using a needle and embroidery thread, sew the slit shut.
STEP 10:
Cut 1" x 2" inch strips of fabric and batting.
STEP 11:
Make a sandwich with the batting in the middle, and sew an X through the whole piece.
STEP 12:
Hot glue the fabric sandwich over the slit that you sewed shut, and sew a cute button right in the middle. Your done!:)
Now hang or give as a gift.

I know there are a lot of steps shown but it's pretty easy. Once you make one, the rest will be very fast.:)
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11 comments:

Cindy said...

That is just stinkin' cute! And a great tutorial as well...thanks for walking us thru step by step :)

Glad you linked up to Mi4M!

Mary said...

Oh they are adorable, so are the ornaments!!

Free Samples said...

Wow, this is awesome! Very cute!! :)

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Heidi said...

Thanks for showing us the cutest ornament ever! Your kids look so adorable in that picture! I haven't had a printer for over a year. I actually have a printer but in the move I've lost the cord. This makes me want to go buy a cord so I can do this!

Amanda said...

Oh wow that's so incredibly cute, and what a great keepsake, perfect gift for grandparents!

Rene said...

They turned out great! Thanks for showing us how!

tinahead81 said...

i loove that!!

jaimeparis said...

Great job! Really adorable ornament, but of course what really makes it beautiful are your cute children :)

tonya said...

That is great!!

Ruth said...

That is so very cute. I love it.

Ruth