Using felt to make Christmas tree ornaments is a great idea. It’s a simple material to work with and very affordable.
You can handmade felt decorations in any color you like. They are kids friendly and easy to store, you will certainly enjoy them for years.
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These Christmas ornaments are easy to make and propose a modern twist to the traditional embroidered felt decoration. They are made of several layers of felt sewn together.
No worries, you don’t need a sewing machine or seamstress skills to craft these decorations. All is handstitched and very easy to make. It’s also quite fast. It takes me around 15 minutes to make a decoration.
And if you plan to make several, you can cut the shape in bulk to make it quicker.
To make your felt Christmas decoration you will need the patterns, available in my shop.
The felt Christmas ornament pattern is available as an instant download. This digital PDF file includes the 6 differents ornaments patterns.
Materials you will need to make felt ornaments:
- The PDF ornament patterns
- Felt, any color you like
- Scissors (a sharp pair for clean cuts)
- Some ribbon, twine, or suede lace
- Large sewing clips
The ornament patterns are available as an instant download. This digital PDF file includes the 6 differents ornaments patterns. Just place your order and complete the payment. You will receive an email with the link to download your sewing pattern. Click and print at home on A4 or US Letter size paper. Then, you are ready to start sewing!
Download and print the ornament patterns. Cut out the 6 shapes. Choose one shape, here I used the bell, and pin it on the felt fabric.
Cut the ornament shape following the pattern.
Repeat to cut 10 identical shapes. The number of layers to make an ornament will depend on the thickness of the felt you are working with. The felt I use was quite thin so 10 layers work great.
You can try with fewer or more layers, to achieve a nice finish.
Cut a piece of ribbon or leather cord. Fold it in two and pin it in the center of one piece of felt. Hand stitch the ribbon in place. Make a loop big enough to easily hang the ornament on the tree.
The bell ornament is slightly different from the other as the ribbon is longer and the ends come out from several inches at the bottom of the bell. The extra length will allow you to slide a bead to complete the bell.
For the other ornaments designs, you can cut a smaller piece of ribbon. Fold it in two and pin it on the upper part of the ornament. If you have any doubt, you can watch the video, I show you how.
Once the ribbon is stitched on one felt piece. Take a second piece of felt. Fold the ornament pattern following the dotted line. Place it folded on the felt and trace a line.
I choose to fold the pattern, instead of cutting it in the middle, so I can use it again to make several other ornaments with the same shape.
Take the felt piece with the ribbon, place 4 other pieces under, and 5 above. The felt piece with the line must be on top.
Watch that all the pieces are well aligned and clip them together, I didn’t have sewing clips large enough to hold all the felt layers so I used paper clips. It works ok, even if the thread remains tangled in the clip sometimes…nothing bad, just a little annoying.
Take a matching color thread and a needle and hand stitch all the layers together. Follow the line, so you are sure to sew straight and make.
As the seam needs to be strong, I suggest you make a backstitch seam. No worries, it’s more simple than it sounds and your ornaments will last longer.
This step is only for the bell-shaped ornament: Pass a bead through the ribbon, hold it with a knot, and cut the extra ribbon length.
I also pass a wooden bead through the ribbon loop. It’s optional but I think it gives the ornament a well-finished touch.
And done. What do you think?
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Which one of the 6 ornament patterns would you like to try first? Which felt color would you like to use to make your DIY felt Christmas ornaments?
Let me know in the comments.
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