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Adorable Felt Christmas Ornaments (Great for Kids!)

Adorable Felt Christmas Ornaments (Great for Kids!)

These adorable felt ornaments are simple to sew and add a touch of whimsy to your home. Add a ribbon loop for hanging on the tree or sew them into a garland to decorate a mantelpiece. Charlotte Newland

Materials You’ll Need:

All the decorations are made in a similar way and use the same basic shape. I’m going to show you how to make a robin.

Find the Printable Version of this Felt Christmas Ornaments Project Here!

Step 1:

First, cut out the felt pieces you need using the downloadable pattern sheets.

Step 2:

The pattern sheets also include a drawing of the finished animal as a guide. Using matching embroidery thread and a running stitch, sew the beak and tummy pieces to one piece of the robin body. Stick the eyes on with a dab of PVA glue.

Step 3:

Cut a 12cm length of ribbon and fold it into a loop. Stitch the raw ends of the ribbon to the other body piece, about 3cm from the top edge.

Step 4:

Place the two body pieces wrong sides together and sew around the edge with a whip stitch, leaving a gap for stuffing. Stuff gently and then sew up the gap. Your robin is finished!

Step 5:

Repeat this method to make the snowman, Santa, and Christmas pudding decorations.

Step 6:

To make a garland, sew eight or more decorations as above and thread them onto a long piece of ribbon. Stitch the ribbon loops of the decorations in place on the long piece of ribbon, then hang in a doorway or on a fireplace.

Top Tips:

  1. Use a dab of glue stick instead of pins to hold the pattern pieces in place while cutting, especially the tiny pieces.
  2. Make sure you use extra sharp scissors with fine points to cut your felt shapes.
  3. Use a tiny dab of glue stick to hold pieces together before sewing (e.g. holding a beak in position on the face).
  4. Use two of the six strands of embroidery thread to sew your pieces together.
  5. Your thread should be no longer than the length of your forearm to avoid tangling.

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