Hi again!  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

The tree is up over here at Sew Incredibly Crazy.

The stockings are hung and so are these little cuties.

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I love to multi-craft.  I have so many loves that I like to combine them at times.    This is a combination of my love of cross-stitch and sewing.  I have been working on a little Cross-stitch along by Brooks Books and wanted to make the designs into ornaments.

You will need:

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Your cross-stitch design – If you don’t cross-stitch, you could fussy cut  a fabric design to use in the center as well

HeatnBond® Lite

a shape that is larger than your design- I used Moda pre-cut Honeycombs

HeatnBond Craft Extra Firm Non-Woven Interfacing

6″ of ribbon

Pinking shears


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Take the HeatnBond® Lite and make a piece bigger than the shape you plan adhere it to.  Iron it to the back of your cross-stitch design.

What I absolutely love about using HeatnBond® Lite , is that you don’t have to worry about the Aida fabric fraying.

I made a template that was smaller than the fabric piece.  I wanted to be able to see the pretty fabric as well as the cross-stitch design.

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Trace your shape onto the HeatnBond® Lite .  Make sure it is nice and straight and exactly how you would like it.

Cut the cross-stitch fabric.

Iron it onto your fabric shape.

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Cut a piece of  HeatnBond® Craft Extra Firm Non-Woven Interfacing.  Make it a 1/4″ smaller than that of your fabric. Grab another fabric shape, center your HeatnBond® Craft Extra Firm Non-Woven Interfacing  piece and iron on the wrong side of the fabric.  This gives the ornament stability.

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Sandwich your two fabric pieces wrong sides together.   Use your pinking shears and cut around the edge of your ornament.

Center your piece of ribbon on the top of your ornament in between the layers.

 Sew around the perimeter of the ornament.  I used 1/4″


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 Last, sew around the perimeter of your cross-stitch fabric.

I used Aurifil 12 wt.  I love the extra detail that it adds to the design.

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Enjoy for many years to come!! Have a Joyous and Merry Season.

Brookes Sheila


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2 Comments on Home Made X-Stitched Ornaments

  1. Pat
    December 11, 2015 at 4:52 pm (8 years ago)

    Thanks for the great tutorial, Amy!

    • Kate
      January 2, 2016 at 6:13 am (8 years ago)

      This is such a great idea for finishing these critters – thank you.