Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Felt Christmas Tree Decorations

I warn you now...I'm a sucker for Christmas. Nearly all of my posts from now until December will be Christmas related. Us crafters have a reason to get into the Christmas spirit early - there's so much to do!

You will need:
Coloured felt or fabric
Embroidery thread
Ribbon
Polyester filling (or cotton woll)

easy felt christmas tree decorations


Cut the 2 pieces of felt or fabric into any shape you'd like - shapes with round edges work best. It helps a lot if you make a template from card to draw around. Hold the two pieces together (pattern side out) and begin to sew around the edge. Remeber to sew the ribbon in so that you can hang your decoration. Once you are 3/4 finished, stuff the decoration with filling to give it some shape and the sew the remaining edges. The stitch that I have used on the edge of the star is called blanket stitch - it gives a lovely decorative edge. There's a good tutorial on how to do it here.

easy felt christmas tree decorations

easy felt christmas tree decorations

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