Tree Christmas Ornament


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Fabric Christmas Tree Ornament

Brighten up your Christmas tree with cute tree ornaments. To make this ornament you will learn how to use scrap fabric and strip piece the fabric together to make the strip-pieced ornament.

Watch this video tutorial and read on to see how to make tree ornaments.



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Fabric Christmas Tree Ornament

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Scrap Fabric
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Cutting Mat
  • Rulers
  • Sewing Machine
  • Cord for Hanging Ornament
  • Basic Sewing Supplies

INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1: CUTTING THE FABRIC

With a rotary cutter, cut scrap fabric into strips ranging in width from 1" to 1 1/2".

STEP 2: SEWING STRIPS TOGETHER

After strips are cut, begin sewing the strips together. Place strips, right-side together, and sew using a 1/4" seam. Continue adding strips until the pieces measures 5 1/2" to 6" wide.

Iron the piece flat and the seams to one side.

Fabric Christmas Tree Ornament

STEP 3: CUTTING TREE SHAPE

To cut the tree shape you need a ruler with a 60 degree line. Line up the 60 degree line along the top edge of the strip-piece. The right hand side of the ruler should line up with the bottom corner of the fabric. Cut off the edge piece by cutting along the ruler on the right side.

Turn the strip-piece of fabric.

Line up the 60 degree line along the bottom edge of the piece and. Cut. You have the triangular piece for the tree.

Fabric Christmas Tree Ornament

STEP 4: MAKING THE TREE TRUNK

To make the trunk of the tree, cut two pieces of brown fabric 2" x 2".

With right sides together, sew along three sides using a 1/4" seam.

Clip corners, turn right side out and press flat.













STEP 5: ASSEMBLING THE ORNAMENT

For the back of the ornament, cut a piece of fabric the same size as the triangle. You can cut it from the strip-pieced fabric or a solid pattern fabric.

Put the strip-pieces triangle right side up on the work surface.

Place the trunk along the bottom of the tree, centering in the middle, with raw edges together facing upward. Pin in place.

Pin a piece of cord to the top, facing downward toward the center of the tree.

Pin the backing piece on top.

Sew around the outside using a 1/4" seam and leaving an opening of about 2" on one side. When sewing as you approach the corners, stop and diagonally stitch one or two stitches before stitching the next side. These diagonal stitches will help reduce the bulk in the corners when turning right side out.

Clip corners.

Fabric Christmas Tree Ornament

STEP 6: FINISHING ORNAMENT

Turn the ornament right side out, pushing out corners. Press flat.

Close the opening by either hand stitch it closed or edgestitch. Edgestitching is stitching around the tree about 1/8" from the edge. Edgestitch tutorial here.

Fabric Christmas Tree Ornament

The tree ornament is ready to hang on the tree. Happy Holidays!

Fabric Christmas Tree Ornament

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Fabric Christmas Tree Ornament



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