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!

Print a photo on fabric paper. (I edited mine in, 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.
Cut your background fabric the same size as your photo.
Pin the fabric pieces right sides together. You should see the "wrong" sides of the fabric on both sides.
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.
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.
Using a 1/4" seam allowance, sew all the way around with your sewing machine. Yes, you are sewing it shut.
Using small scissors, cut a 2 inch slit in the back of the fabric side, not the photo side.
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)
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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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.