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Keeping it simple and easy today with ornaments— we are all busy, but making a little bit of something handmade is special. These ornaments are great for hanging on wreaths, banners or adding to a present as an extra little goodie to hang on the tree.
To keep it simple I went with fabric that had a repeat or a panel. These designs were around 3″ round for the larger one- the smaller snowflake is around 2″ round.
Lucky for me the larger ornaments had a circle printed in the design so that was so easy to follow and sew on top of.
Watch for fabric that has the repeats– the snowflake were repeated and overlapped each other just a little bit, but I found that you could fussy cut the pieces. There is a little bit of waste when you fussy cut and use panels, but they are really perfect for making little ornaments out of.
fabric– either a panel or one with a repeat
HeatnBond® Fusible Fleece
Quick and Cute Ornaments Tutorial~
1) Fuse your fabric to fusible fleece
2) Lay on top of the backing and use your fabric fuse glue or glue stick to secure in place
3) Trim just the top of the ornament with the pinking shears– the smaller ornament I went ahead and trimmed the whole circle. The layers can shift, so I do suggest waiting till the end, but either way will work.
4) Tuck the ribbon into the top in between the layers and pin in place
5) Sew around the panel or design to combine the layers and to secure the ribbon hanger
6) Trim the ornament with pinking shears
Time for you to dig around in your fabric stash and find a few prints that would work for this project. It’s great for whatever you have. The backing fabric I used plain green fabric, but explore making it double sided, or using plain fabric that you can write a quick note on it with a fabric marker or sharpie. Don’t be stuck with the shape either– if your panel comes in a square, that would work just fine also.
Another thing you could explore would be the stitching and color of thread. Move past the straight stitch and try a few stitches that come with your machine that you don’t use very often.
With thread you can stick with matching it to the fabric or go for a bit of crazy and try out a variegated thread or a bright color that would compliment the fabric.
This is simple enough you could include your younger sewers who are learning a little bit about fabric, design and sewing.
For more quilt as you go tutorials and easy sewing projects, stop by my blog or facebook.
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