Gather up all your leftover scraps from the chevron quilt we made earlier this week and let’s have some fun! To make the chevron quilt we used Northcott’s striking Toscana collection of flannels, super soft and warm!
As you can imagine, making ornaments is one of the best way to use scraps, enjoy your creativity and make awesome decorations for your home or for gifts. The best part is kids can make them too! Even if they can’t sew, there are some other steps with which they can help.
scraps of flannel, all colors (I used the vibrant flannel from Northcott’s Tuscana collection)
bits of batting (optional)
buttons, rick rack or other embellishing items
Much like engaging in coloring Zentangle drawings, creating templates of ornaments or Christmas designs is very soothing. There is great freedom in drawing. If you’re uncomfortable drawing them then look for free coloring pages. But let me tell you this, ornaments are fun and whimsical. If you have never drawn a design, this is your time to try!
Draw the template onto the wrong side of fabric. With right sides of flannel together, cut out the shape.
Now remember a tree doesn’t have to be green! Or it can be green on one side and purple on another!
You have a few options here. You can sew right sides together and leave an opening and stuff with a bit of batting and slip stitch the opening closed.
Another option is to sew together right sides out using a decorative stitch. And yet a third option is slip some batting into the middle, leaving some hanging out and then sew with right sides out and have some batting showing around the edges.
Try adding pieces of flannel on to make a trim. As well use rick rack and buttons for embellishing.
Either at the end or when sewing together add in the ribbon for hanging.
Now go and have some fun and make your tree and gifts beautiful by creating some flannel Christmas ornaments!