Beaded and Sewn Christmas Ornaments are an easy sew project that is great for beginners and pros alike because you can add all the details you want. Each handmade piece will be unique and reflect the skill and style of the maker.
My tree is up, adorned with lights and ornaments. After the Christmas table celebration, I often find myself more in the Christmas spirit than ever and itching to create something that captures that feeling with my hands. So this year I decided to make these beaded and sewn Christmas ornaments to give away as gifts for next year.
Beaded and Sewn Christmas Ornaments Supplies:
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- National NonWovens wool felt
- Polyfil Fiberfill
- hand needles for bead and sewing.
- Embroidery floss
- misc. embellishments
- Sewing machine
Instructions for Beaded and Sewn Christmas Ornaments:
I started out selecting fabrics and wool felt for my project. The fabric is from Fabric.com and the wool felt is from National Nonwovens.
To create my beaded and sewn Christmas ornaments, I started out by cutting two 3″ squares for each ornament (front and back) and some simple motifs a snowman, a stocking and a tree. I ironed a 1/4″ seam allowance on all four sides of the fabric, which was cut into a 3″ square.
I used three strands of black embroidery floss and a blanket stitch to sew the fabric to the wool felt.
Then I blanket stitched the stocking on, leaving the top open so that I could stuff it with goodies! I used a blanket stitch for this as well, but sewed 6/0 red pebble beads to the stocking before attaching it to the squares. Then I cut the borders of both felt squares with scalloped edged scissors and sewed beads to the borders.
I left the top open so I could stuff it with poly-fil fiber. I added a jute hanger with a little glue to the top.
Creating these fun sewn and beaded ornaments over the Christmas holidays will keep my hand busy while we watch “A Christmas Story” for 24 hours! I will be happy thinking that I am getting a good start for Christmas 2014.
What will you be creating this Christmas once the packages are opened and dinner is served?