Friday, November 30, 2018

How to make a fabric ornament

 These folded fabric ornaments are really quite easy and your friends will think you slaved for hours to make them. ( shhhh .... we won’t tell anyone)
 Take two fabrics that go together, place them right sides together and after drawing a circle using a bowl or plate ( this one is 7 or 8 inches) cut out the circle.
With right sides together sew around the edge of the circle leaving a couple inches for turning

 Turn inside out, press and topstitch along the edge being careful to fold in the opening so the topstitching goes over it.
 Fold the circle in half and find the center.
 With needle and thread sew the middle of the circle right at the top by just going in and out with your needle 3 or 4 time.
 Bring the center of the other side in and tack that down the same way. Then the opposite side from that - do the same. 
 Sew a few stitches on the side to end the thread work and cut the thread off.
 You end up with this. Now you just fold down those corners trying to make them look the same.
It helps to look at the back and try to get all 4 corners with the same amount of  overlap.
 Now sew on a bauble of some kind in the middle and a hanging string.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!