Here’s a fun Christmas ornament sewing project to make with the kids, to give away in an ornament exchange party, or to decorate your Christmas packages.
[Edited September 17, 2020.]
I love this mitten ornament! It requires a few materials, it is fast and easy to sew, and your kids can stitch it using your sewing machine and a little guidance from you.
The fun part will be to select the fabrics for each mitten! If you do not have a variety of Christmas fabrics, check out this bundle in my Etsy store to have an idea of the fabrics you might find. Fat quarters are perfect for this project because you can make a few mittens of each print.
You can also decorate an entire tree with this Christmas ornament sewing project. Wouldn’t it be fun for the kids’ bedrooms?
Download the template by clicking here, and below is the tutorial. This is another quick gift and the possibilities are only limited by your imagination. Try using contrasting fabrics as I did and you will like the results.
Here is what you will need:
(2) Fat quarters or scraps of Christmas fabrics (fabrics shown are courtesy of Michael Miller Fabrics)
1/4″ red ribbon
Template paper or plastic
Contrasting thread for topstitching (try Aurifil 40 wt or 28 wt)
Basic sewing supplies
Trace the templates on cardboard. On the photo above, I first stitched together the two pieces of fabric – the one for the cuff and the one for the mitten – then, I placed the templates on the wrong side of the fabrics, and trace around them.
Repeat it for the front and for the front of the mitten. Then, cut around the outline. Next, align both front and back parts of the mitten with right sides together, place it atop a piece of batting and pin in place.
Stitch on the outline and trim 1/8″ from the seam leaving a 1″ opening on the cuff. Turn mitten inside out and press.
Cut a 6″ piece of ribbon, slide both ends into the cuff opening and pin. Topstitch the mitten catching the opening and ribbon.
Topstiching with a heavier thread (Aurifil 28 wt, for instance) makes the design pop. If you have time, you can embroider the recipient’s name on the cuff! As for me, I like it just as it is.
The weekend is upon us – time for you to take care of your last-minute Christmas gifts. Avoid the shopping rush by making your own: this mitten and last post’s angels might just be the Christmas ornament sewing project that you need.