These Fabric Handmade Christmas Ornaments and gift tags are adorable! Learn how to give them an embroidered edge. They’re easy to make for any embroidery skill level!
This post is a part of the Handmade Holiday Blog Hop by Spoonflower. All opinions are 100% my own.
When I came up with the idea to do a Handmade Christmas Ornament Series last year, the plan was to make all paper ornaments. That was before I got my Cricut Maker, and before I started designing fabric at Spoonflower…so it’s amazing what will change in a year! I love the way these Fabric Handmade Christmas Ornaments turned out! My plan was to only do an embroidered edge, but I had some embroidery thread left over from my daughter’s 6th birthday party (hoard much???) I’m glad I had it, because these are the cutest!
What you’ll need to make these Embroidered Edge Fabric Handmade Christmas Ornaments
- Coloring Book Christmas Ornament Fabric (I used a fat quarter for 9 ornaments and had some left over)
- Accent Fabric in pink or mint
- Cricut Maker or Fabric Scissors
- Fabric Mat
- Black Fine Point Cricut Pen (if your’e using the maker)
- Black Floss Thread
- Pink Floss Thread
- Gold Floss Thread
- Large Embroidery Needle (make sure the end is sharp and not dull
- Thermoweb Fusible Fleece (NOTE: you have to soak and dry fabric the day before you make this craft)
- First, you’ll upload the FREE SVG file from the bottom of this post. Tip: Get more instructions for that HERE.
- Resize it if you need to. My ornaments are 3.5″ wide. Change the small marks around the circle to black pen.
- Add a circle to your artboard that is also 3.5″ wide and change the color, so they cut out on different fabrics.
- Copy and paste the circles for as many ornaments as you want. You’ll need two sides to each ornament, one with the markings and one without.
- Place the fabric FACE DOWN on the Mat when cutting.
- Cut the fabrics according to the Maker instructions, adding the pen when it prompts you. The pen should be used on the back side of the ornament.
- When all the fabric is cut, resize the plain circles to about 3.25″, and cut out the dry and preshrunk Thermoweb Fusible Fleece. (see my note above)
- Fuse the fleece to the inside of one of the cut circles by spraying it with water, placing a piece of parchment paper over the fabric and ironing it according to package instructions.
- Now, start embroidering at the top of the ornament. The markings from the pen will be your guide.
- Place one side of the fabric circles over the one with fleece, so the inside of the fabric is facing. Make sure one side has the markings.
- Thread the Black Floss Thread through the bottom of a marking, then tie a double knot.
- Thread it through the next marking, so it will be at a diagonal.
- Pull the thread through the loop you just made, pull it tight, then knot it again. Repeat for the rest of the circle, then end it with a double knot.
- Loop the Floss through a needle, then loop it around one of your knots, then tie it together. Repeat for every 2 knots.
That’s it! I also tied some floss to the top of the ornament. I think it’s super cute!
If you liked this, check out the other posts in this Handmade Christmas Ornament Series!