I just love farmhouse style decor. It’s so warm and cozy and always makes me feel at home. I wanted to start to incorporate a little more handmade farmhouse style into my Christmas decorating this year, so I started with some cute fabric ornaments. I’ve included printable templates for these, but of course, you can always make your own or find other printable shapes you like!
- Fabric of any kind in colors and textures that make you happy
- Templates provided, or any other templates you choose
- Sewing machine (or just a needle and thread will work too)
- Coordinating embroidery floss or yarn
- Embroidery needle
- Jute, twine, or other string for hanging
Cut out your shapes:
Start by downloading your templates for your ornaments:
You can also draw or search for your own in other shapes as well. Once those are printed and cut, collect the fabric you want to use. Cut out 2 mirrored images of each template. If you want to add any details with embroidery floss or add buttons, do that before sewing your two sides together. There are a couple of options for sewing them together, so I’ll show you both ways I did mine.
Sewing with a machine:
- Turn the two mirrored pieces over so they are wrong sides together
- Sew around the outside edge leaving an opening for turning and stuffing
- Turn the ornament right sides out and push out any corners
- Fill it with stuffing to your liking
- Fold in and pinch the opening together and stitch it shut with a whip stitch
- Place both pieces on top of each other wrong sides together
- Using thread that matches your fabric, sew with a straight or whip stitch around the outside edge leaving an opening for stuffing
- Fill your ornament with stuffing
- Fold in and pinch the opening closed and sew it together
- For the mittens, I also chose to sew across the “top edge” where the cuff hits the main part of the mitten to give it a little more definition
Giving that handmade look to either option:
Now that you have sewn and stuffed your ornament using either a sewing machine or hand sewing, it’s time to give it that extra handmade touch!
- Use a larger eyed (or embroidery) needle and thread your embroidery floss or yarn through it tying a knot in the other end
- Work your way all around the outside edge of the ornament using a whip stitch
- When you get back to where you started, knot it and cut any excess thread
- At the top of your ornament, use an embroidery needle to push a hole through the fabric
- Thread jute, yarn or twine through the needle and pull half of it through
- Tie a knot in the ends to make a loop for hanging
I love how these turned out! They look rustic and chic at the same time and it’s an amazing combination!