Since I missed a few days at the beginning of the week because my life was so busy, I decided to post another ornament to make up for either Monday or Tuesday where I missed.
- needle for embroidery and for closing up the ornament
- embroidery thread
- sewing thread
- pattern for red work: I used a Kris Kringle, but you can use any holiday picture you like -- Mary, baby Jesus, holly, star and so on
- red fine tip permanent marker for drawing pattern on fabric (or pencil)
- I also used a sewing machine at the end, but you can do that step by hand, too
- Find a pattern you like, not more than 2 1/2 -3 inches tall.
- Trace onto fabric.
- Embroider (I used size 5 pearl cotton and doubled up sewing thread for the first one and just a single strand of sewing thread for the second one); both are hand stitched. I was playing with detail and texture. This has caused a debate amongst my children as to which is better, Kris with a fluffy beard to keep him warm, or one that looks sleek and nice and presentable. I was just trying to show the difference a change in thread makes.
- Sew two pieces of fabric together with right sides facing each other; one has embroidery and one is plain. Sew around edge of the embroidered one. I sewed close to one and on the other I gave 1/8 inch of space. You decide which you like better. I left opening next to Kris Kringle's hat
- Trim off excess fabric close to machine stitching.
- Turn right side out.
- Hand stitch closed.
- Add hanger, done.
DO NOT USE ANY OF THESE PATTERNS TO MAKE THINGS TO SELL FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY!!!!