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
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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