I Love Christmas! Yes, Oh Yes, I do! What better way to celebrate my favorite time of the year than starting 4 months early?!?! Its Christmas in July time folks! 🙂
I’ve got 10 days of fun Christmas projects lined up… starting with these easy fabric ornaments!
With a sewing machine, fun Christmas fabric and some pretty ribbon, you can whip up these easy fabric ornaments!
Here’s what you need:
Fabric batting (neutral colored flannel or felt works too)
Paper for your Template
Washable Fabric Marker
Start by creating your template. I cut out a large star and Christmas tree shapes.
Cut 2 squares of the same fabric just a little larger than the template you’ve created, as well as a square of the batting. Trace your shape onto the right side of one of the squares of fabric.
Cut a piece of ribbon about 4 inches in length.
Sandwich the fabric batting between the 2 fabric squares, with the right side of the fabric facing out.
Tuck the ends of the ribbon between the layer of fabric, down far enough that they’ll be sewn over.
Following the fabric marker outline, sew the outline of your shape. I went around at least twice to secure the ribbon and keep the stitching even.
Tuck your threads and carefully trim a 1/4 inch around the edge of the outline.
You can also use pinking shears to add a little bit of detail to the edge.
Be careful when trimming around the ribbon. I accidentally snipped my ribbon off of one of the ornaments I was making. Opps!
Aren’t they fun? And so easy! In an hour I had 12 pretty, new, easy fabric ornaments to take with me to this weekend “Christmas in July” craft show in my town! 🙂