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:
- Felt — an assortment of Christmas colours
- Embroidery threads to match the felt
- Soft toy filling
- Stick-on eyes
- Tiny red buttons (4mm or 6mm diameter)
- Christmassy ribbon
- PVA glue and glue stick
- Robin pattern sheet, printed at 100% [Download Here]
- Santa pattern sheet, printed at 100% [Download Here]
- Snowman pattern sheet, printed at 100% [Download Here]
- Christmas pudding pattern sheet, printed at 100% [Download Here]
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.
First, cut out the felt pieces you need using the downloadable pattern sheets.
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.
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!
Repeat this method to make the snowman, Santa, and Christmas pudding decorations.
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.
- Use a dab of glue stick instead of pins to hold the pattern pieces in place while cutting, especially the tiny pieces.
- Make sure you use extra sharp scissors with fine points to cut your felt shapes.
- Use a tiny dab of glue stick to hold pieces together before sewing (e.g. holding a beak in position on the face).
- Use two of the six strands of embroidery thread to sew your pieces together.
- Your thread should be no longer than the length of your forearm to avoid tangling.