Mini Tree Ornament tutorial

A quick and fun project for the holidays and a lovely way to use your scraps of fabric and batting!

This mini tree ornament is perfect for decorating your christmas tree and a beautiful embellishment for gifts. Or string lots together to create a festive garland!

YOU WILL NEED

+ Liberty Tana Lawn Fabric
+ The Strawberry Thief Linen
+ Quiltlite Cotton Batting
+ Liberty Rouleau

EQUIPMENT

+ Needle – we recommend an #11 Milliners Needle
+ Thread – we love Aurifil!
+ Optional – sewing machine

STEP 1 – STITCH THE TRUNK

Fold the trunk piece in half (a) and stitch along each side (b). 

Snip corners on the folded edge (c).

Turn right side out (d).

STEP 2 – LAYER & PIN THE PIECES

Place your pieces in the following order 

 – batting (e)

 – fabric tree – right side up (f)

 – trunk – open edge aligned with base (g)

 – loop – folded in half with open edges aligned to top (h)

 – fabric tree – right side down (i)

Pin in place (j)

STEP 3 – STITCH PIECES TOGETHER

Stitch around the perimeter of the tree using a quarter inch seam, leaving an opening on one side for turning (k)

STEP 4 – SNIP AROUND CURVES

Snip ‘v’s into the curves, being careful not to snip through the line of stitching (l).

STEP 5 – TURN RIGHT SIDE OUT

Turn your tree right side out, pulling the trunk and loop and pushing out the corners to flatten (m). 

STEP 6 – HAND STITCH TO CLOSE 

Hand stitch the opening closed with a ladder stitch (n).

STEP 7 – TIE A KNOT IN THE LOOP 

Tie a knot in the loop close to the to finish (o).

You did it!

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