Tutorial: Fabric Ornaments – Heart, Star & Tree

Tutorial: Fabric Christmas Ornaments - Heart, Star & Tree

Fabric ornaments are easy to make and a great way to use up fabric scraps or to recycle old clothes. I reused old oven mitts, red knit stockings and a felted wool knit hat.

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You’ll need:

  • fabric
  • fabric scraps as stuffing
  • needle
  • scissor
  • sewing machine *

* You can also hand sew the ornaments with running stitches.

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Cut out hearts, trees, stars or other shapes. I think mushrooms or candy canes would also look cute. For one ornament you’ll need two pieces of fabric.

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You can embroider the ornaments with lace, ribbon, patchwork or hand embroidery. I embellished some of the recycled oven mitts ornaments with lace scraps and colonial knots. And for the gingham fabric heart I used a chicken scratch embroidery sample which I made some years ago.

How to sew soft padded fabric ornaments

With right sides together, sew the ornaments together with a straight stitch, leaving a small opening.

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Clip corners and curves – note the small opening at the right – and turn the ornaments inside out.

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Use leftover fabric scraps for stuffing.

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Using a mattress or ladder stitch, hand sew the opening closed. Thread a length of yarn through the ornaments for hanging and the DIY stuffed fabric ornaments are finished! 😀 The soft fabric ornaments are great as kid friendly christmas tree decorations. Here you’ll find more of my tutorials: felt heart ornaments and sweater to pillow refashion.

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