We are about halfway through our 12 days of Freebies, have you been sewing up a storm?! Today we give you a stocking and tree ornament. They make GREAT gifts, and perfect for your little ones to try too! They also make great memory makers-have your child make one each year and label it with the year and their name. How cute is that?! I’m so excited to try them scaled down too, and attached to presents as gift tags. Are you ready? Let’s get to it!
*Scraps of fabric, especially if you want to make the ‘quilted’ version.
*6″ piece of thin Ribbon/yarn. This will be used as the loop to hold up your ornament, so you don’t want anything to bulky.
*Batting or Felt
Get your FREE pattern pieces HERE. There is only one page to print, woohoo! Print your pattern pieces at 100% or no scaling. Cut your pieces out. If you have more questions or printing issues check the faqs and troubleshooting page here.
If you want to ‘quilt’ one side of your stocking/tree, grab your scraps of fabric and cut them straight or on the diagonal. I literally used scraps, so they are not cut the nicest :). If you don’t want to do this, skip down to step 1.
Place two pieces of scraps right sides together. Sew each piece together with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Press seam upwards and topstitch if desired.
Repeat with enough scraps of fabric to cover the ornament pattern piece.
Step 1: Cutting
Cut out pattern piece(s). Cut 2 stockings (mirror images) on solid line, and 1 batting on dotted line AND/OR cut 2 trees on solid line and 1 batting on dotted line. Tip: You can use felt instead of batting if you don’t have any on hand!
If using the stocking ornament, please make sure that your main two pieces are cut MIRROR images. If you want to add ribbon or trims to your ornament, make sure to heat seal the edges once you cut to fit. Stitch to ornament now.
Lay one of your ornament pieces face down.
Place batting/felt on top. There should be around 1/4″ of fabric showing on all sides of the batting.
Take your ribbon and make a loop. Baste or pin loop together.
Center ribbon loop in the middle of your stocking/tree. You want the raw edge of the ribbon about 1/4″-3/8″ down from the top edge of the ornament. Baste ribbon in place. Tip: For a different look, you could place the ribbon at the outside edge of the stocking or side of the tree.
Grab your other ornament piece. Place on top of the first ornament piece, with wrong sides of ornament together and batting/felt sandwiched in between. Pin in place.
Stitch together along the entire edge of the ornament 1/4″ away from the edge, and again 1/8″ away from the edge. Alternatively, you could stitch with a zig zag stitch or a decorative stitch.
That’s it! You are all done. How cute is that! Look how adorable our testers ornaments are! I mean, could they be any cuter?! Most of our kids made them all by themselves ; ).
There you have it! As always, we would love for you to share in our Made for Mermaids Facebook Group and tag us on instagram #madeformermaids #madeformermaidspatterns 🙂 Join us tomorrow for Day 8!