Use the free pattern and the tutorial to make this sweet diy christmas tree ornament this holiday season. It comes in three sizes and two design versions. (Spoiler alert: Plus get 12 additional free holiday sewing patterns here on the site!)
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And then I also thought of those of us who love doing last-minute holiday decor. Well, that's where the second, simplified design popped up.
So here we are where I want to do a two-in-one tutorial, haha! Let's see how I do.
Diy Christmas Tree Ornament
First, check out this quick slideshow to get an overview of the project:
- scraps of soft felt for the '3D' tree, OR quilting-cotton weight fabric for the simplified, 'triangle' tree ornament
- a small pompom
- polyfill for the simple 'triangle' version
- 7" - 10" embroidery thread or twine for hanging
- matching thread, sewing machine, scissors, needle, (iron)
- Free template - download and print pages 8 and 9 from my new Homemade Christmas Patterns Bundle - it's FREE for all and contains more than 10 free Christmas sewing patterns. All made for you! Here:
Version 1 (3D) - Tutorial
Step 1 - Print out the template
Print out page 8 in the PDF file of the Homemade Holidays Pattern Bundle.
Step 2 - Cut the pieces
Then use the MAIN Pattern Piece to cut three pieces from green felt - all in the same size. Also, cut one piece marked as TRUNK. Also, get some twine or embroidery thread ready and a small pompom.
Step 3 - Stitch the Crown
Stitch the main part from 3 pieces. You'll do 3 seams:
First, place 2 pieces together and stitch along one side (see Seam #1). At the bottom, make sure to stop stitching just before you reach the center. You want to keep a little space at the bottom of the 'crown' for the trunk.
Then slide the third piece between the unfinished layers and align it to one edge - stitch along that one (see Seam #2). Then sew the last edge that's still open (see Seam #3), the same way as you did before, stopping just before you reach the center at the bottom.
A small opening will remain at the bottom.
Step 4 - Form the trunk
Trunk piece (1) - Fold the short ends of the piece towards the center (2) and then again fold in half (3). Make a few stitches to fix it (4). I did a simple whip stitch, a blanket stitch works beautifully too.
Step 5 - Attach the trunk
Push the trunk into the slot at the bottom of the tree crown (5) and stitch in place (6).
Step 6 - Add pompom and twine
This tree ornament has some structure, yet it's so simple; easier to make than to write about it 🙂 The smallest size is only 5 inches tall when finalized. Need to make them larger? No problem, both free templates come in 3 sizes!
Version 2 (Simplified Tree Ornament) on Pattern Page 9 - Steps
Now this one is the 'last-minute crafting' version, so it's even faster and simpler to diy. Only 3 basic things to do: print the template, stitch main piece part, and stitch the trunk. Let's see:
- Print out the template on page 9 of the PDF file.
- Main piece: Place the two main pieces right sides together and stitch around, leaving a 2-inch or 5cm opening at the bottom (see 1). Then clip corners (see 2), turn right side out (see 3) and stuff using a bit of poly-fill (see 4). Main piece done.
- Trunk: fold the trunk piece in half crosswise and right-sides-together (see 1), then stitch along the sides (see 2). turn right side out (see 3) and the trunk is ready to be 'installed': push the raw edge approximately ⅜" (1 cm) into the opening on the main piece and stitch close through all layers at once. (see 4)
- The rest is the same as above: use thin twine or embroidery thread to stitch a small pompom to the top - and make a loop for hanging. Ta-daa! This was fast!
If you're looking for more holiday patterns, these are super popular right now:
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- Free Christmas Stocking Pattern
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