How are your Christmas preparations coming? I finished setting up my nativity sets today and am working on some little decorations. These make great last minute stocking stuffer gifts or would look nice on a gift package.
Here are the instructions.
You can make numerous ornaments all the same colour with strip piecing method or individually as scrappies. Instructions will be given for both.
Cut 2-1” X 15” strips of dark or medium colour fabric (A)
Cut 1-2” X 15” strip of light fabric. (B)
Sew a 1” X 15” strip on either side of the 2” strip. Press toward centre
Cut into 6-3” X 2” pieces.
Cut 2-1” X 15” strips of bright fabric (C)
Cut 1-2” X 15” strips of (A) fabric
Sew A on either side of C
Cut into 12 3” X 1” pieces and sew onto the top and bottom of the 6 pieces. Press toward the centre.
For each ornament:
Cut 1- 2” square of . (A) light fabric
Cut 4-1” X 2” strips of (B) medium or dark fabric
Sew 2 B strips on opposite sides of A
Cut 1-1” X4” strip bright © fabric
Sub cut into 4-1” sections and sew onto either end of the 2 remaining B strips.
This next step is the same for both methods
Cut a 3” square of fabric for backing
Cut a 5” length of ribbon for a hanger.
Fold ribbon in half and place in the center (on the right side) of one of the pieced squares with edges even with raw edge of square. Pin or baste in place.
Place backing square on pieced square, right sides together, sew around leaving and opening at the bottom for turning. Trim corners, turn right side out Lightly stuff with batting and sew opening.
Place a decorative/seasonal button in the centre of the ornament and attach by stitching through all the layers. Hide end of the thread by pushing needle through top layer and trim.