Happy holiday’s y’all! It’s Christmas in July here on the Thermoweb blog and I’m sharing with you a festive holiday make. Felt ornaments!
My favorite time of year is Christmas and it is also my favorite holiday to craft for! So when I had the opportunity to participate in this Benzie Felt and Thermoweb collab, I obviously jumped at it!
Something that I really enjoy making with my kids each year is ornaments. So, naturally, I decided that I would make this gorgeous Benzie felt into some festive plush ornaments.
- TheMistletoe Ornaments pattern from Sunflower Seams Pattern Co. here grab the pattern completely FREE using the code TOWxBENZIE
- The brand new winter mint wool felt palette from Benzie Designs
- iCraft Fabric Fuse Liquid Adhesive
- Coordinated Embroidery Floss from Benzie Designs
- A needle for hand sewing
- Yarn or Ribbon for hanging
Steps for Sewing Ornaments
- Trace the outlines of the ornaments onto your felt following the instructions on the pattern. Make sure to mark the face and embellishment placement as this makes it much easier when assembling. Use a heat erasable pen or marker to trace the lines so that once the ornaments are done you can steam them with your iron and the markings will disappear.
- Using embroidery floss, embroider the faces onto the snow person, gingerbread person, and reindeer. You can use any stitch that you desire. If you’d like to create a similar look to what I’ve made here, the mouths were all done using an embroidery backstitch. The snow person’s eyes were made using a satin stitch, and the gingerbread person and reindeer person’s eyes were made using french knots.
- Using embroidery floss embroider the snowflake onto the mitten.
- For the snow person: Using the FabricFuse, adhere the embellishments onto your ornaments. You’ll adhere the scarf in two steps. First the rounded piece. Then you will adhere the rectangular piece on top.
- For the reindeer: Adhere the nose onto the face using the FabricFuse and adhere the antlers to the inside of the back piece. I drew on the placement markings so I had a better idea of where to place the antlers.
- For the tree: Adhere the ornaments onto one of the tree pieces. You may follow the placement markings or you may put them wherever your creative mind would like. The trunk piece will be centered on the bottom edge of the second tree piece.
- Hand sew your pieces together using either a blanket stitch or a running stitch. Alternatively, you may also use the FabricFuse to adhere your pieces together. For this, you will need to allow plenty of drying time before you stuff the ornaments. Don’t worry about how neat your stitching looks, the stitches give the ornaments their charm!
- Important: Make sure to leave an opening at the top of the ornament for stuffing!
- Add some stuffing to the opening you left in the ornament.
- Snow person, Reindeer, and Gingerbread person: Place a small piece of ribbon into the opening and sew the opening closed.
- Tree: Place a small piece of ribbon into the opening and sew the opening closed. Using the FabricFuse, adhere the stars to the top of the tree. One will go on the front, the other will go on the back. I found it helpful to use a sewing clip to hold the two pieces together while the FabricFuse dried.
- Mitten: Place a small piece of ribbon into the opening and sew the opening closed. Sandwich the top edge of the mitten between the mitten cuff pieces and fuse together with FabricFuse. I found it helpful to use sewing clips to hold the pieces together while the FabricFuse dried.
You are done! Happy sewing!
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