Welcome to ornament week at Thermoweb! Carla here from Creatin’ in the Sticks and I’ve been busy decorating our house for Christmas. One of my favorite things about this time of year is pulling out all the handmade ornaments from past years and bringing back all those memories. This ornament is simple in design and fast to make, but is truly a keepsake that will be fun to see every year. Can you imagine making one every year and comparing how much a little one has grown? Let’s make a reverse applique handprint.
Trace a little hand with a pencil onto a plain piece of paper.
Using a magic marker, trace around the hand then flip the paper over for the reverse. This is your hand pattern. Next, measure the hand and add 1″ to the height and width to determine the size of a square to draw around the hand.
This hand drawing is about 4″ x 4″ so the square needs to be 5″ x 5″. (4″ + 1″ = 5″) Draw the 5″ square centering the hand. Darken the hand and the square with the magic marker for easier tracing.
Centering the HEATnBOND® FUSIBLE Fleece on the wrong side of 1 Christmas fabric and the white square, bond the fleece by following the package instructions. Trace the hand pattern on the paper side of the HeatnBond® Lite iron-on adhesive and fuse to the wrong side of the last Christmas fabric square.
Step 4 – Reverse Applique the hand to the ornament front
Cut the hand out following the drawn lines on the HeatnBond® Lite iron-on adhesive backed fabric. Try to cut a smooth line so the hand that is cut out can be used for another ornament. (Maybe one for grandma?) Peel the backing paper off the square with the hand cut out and fuse it to the right side of the white fabric square
After the square is cool, stitch around the hand on the Christmas fabric with a zigzag or blanket stitch with Aurifil thread 50 wt. #2024.
Pin the printed sheet to the front of the middle of the hand. Stitch a straight or triple stitch by lowering the stitch length and tracing the letters on the quilt block sheet with Aurifil 50 wt thread (#2270). After all, stitching is complete, simply tear the sheet away.
Tip: Tweezers work perfectly to remove little bits on the quilted sheet.
Step 6 – Create ribbon ornament hanger.
Fold 8″ length of ribbon in half and stitch it to the upper left corner of the ornament 1/8″ from the edge and 1/4″ in from the corner. Pin the ribbon out-of-the-way of the next seam.
Step 7 – Stitch ornament together
Lay the fleece backed Christmas fabric square on top of the ornament front with right sides together and pin. Stitch 1/4″ from the edge around the square leaving a 2 1/2″ opening. Be sure to backstitch at the beginning and end. After stitching, trim the corner seam allowances and turn it right side out. Now, stitch the opening shut and top stitch around the ornament. Finish the ornament by tying a ribbon bow to the top.
Here’s to making some sweet memories this holiday season!
Welcome to Christmas Ornament Week! We’d like to give you a chance to win some amazing products from Therm O Web along with our generous sponsors and friends in the industry!
This week we’re giving away a fun mix of items that include:
-Deco Foil Adhesive Pen
-Deco Foil Champagne Transfer Sheets
-Deco Foil Transfer Gel
-Simple Stories Carpe Diem Planner
-Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Art Tape
-Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates, Fancy Foil in Radiant Red and Label Die Set
And that’s not all…we’ll include our iCraft Tape Runner XL and Zots Medium Size Adhesive Dots! Whew! All you need to do is follow this link to enter to win!
Hi, I’m Carla Henton from Dodge City, Kansas, USA. I’ve been lucky to be surrounded by talented women all of my life starting with my mom and grandmother who taught me to sew and now with this fun online sewing and crafting community. I design sewing and quilting patterns along with tutorials and have organized blog hops and designed Blocks of the Month. You can find me Creatin’ in the Sticks.
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