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Felt Christmas Ornaments

These adorable felt ornaments are simple to sew and add a touch of whimsy to your home. Add a ribbon loop for hanging on the tree or sew them into a garland to decorate a mantelpiece. All the decorations are made in a similar way and use the same basic shape. I'm going to show you how to make a robin.

Created by Charlotte Newland.

  • Occasions
  • 1-2 hours
  • Beginner

You Will Need:

  • Felt -- an assortment of Christmas colours
  • Embroidery threads to match the felt
  • Soft toy filling
  • Stick-on eyes
  • Tiny red buttons (4mm or 6mm diameter)
  • Christmassy ribbon
  • PVA glue and glue stick
  • Robin pattern sheet, printed at 100% [Download Here]
  • Santa pattern sheet, printed at 100% [Download Here]
  • Snowman pattern sheet, printed at 100% [Download Here]
  • Christmas pudding pattern sheet, printed at 100% [Download Here]
  • Instructions:

    1. First, cut out the felt pieces you need using the downloadable pattern sheets.

    2. 2. The pattern sheets also include a drawing of the finished animal as a guide. Using matching embroidery thread and a running stitch, sew the beak and tummy pieces to one piece of the robin body. Stick the eyes on with a dab of PVA glue.

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    4. Cut a 12cm length of ribbon and fold it into a loop. Stitch the raw ends of the ribbon to the other body piece, about 3cm from the top edge.

    5. Place the two body pieces wrong sides together and sew around the edge with a whip stitch, leaving a gap for stuffing. Stuff gently and then sew up the gap. Your robin is finished!

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    7. Repeat this method to make the snowman, Santa, and Christmas pudding decorations.

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    9. To make a garland, sew eight or more decorations as above and thread them onto a long piece of ribbon. Stitch the ribbon loops of the decorations in place on the long piece of ribbon, then hang in a doorway or on a fireplace.