Here is 2009’s Christmas tutorial for you. This is my gift to you to help celebrate two years of Wondermommy. Without all of you, this blog wouldn’t be possible. I know it is a little late, but these work up so fast there is plenty of time to get them done. Plus, this is a good way to use up some scraps. We are going to make stocking ornaments. These also make great name tags for presents.
You will need:
ribbon or ric rac (small amount)
And, this pattern piece for your Christmas stocking shape.
1) Print and Cut out the stocking template from above.
2) Pin the template to your fabric and cut 2 stocking pieces. You will need one stocking piece facing one way. Then, flip the template over and cut one facing the other direction. You should have two pieces like the photo below. I used two fabrics for mine, but you could choose to use the same fabric on each side.
3) Get your ribbon or ric rac. This will be what holds the ornament to the tree. You will need to cut a small piece about 4 to 6 inches in length. This really is up to you. I just wouldn’t make it much smaller than 4 inches or you will have a hard time getting it on the tree.
4) Fold your ribbon in half and place the raw edges even with the top of one of your stocking fabric pieces. Stitch this in place.
5) Place your stocking pieces right sides together, sandwiching the ribbon in the center.
6) Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, stitch around the entire stocking. Leave a small opening at the top of the stocking for turning.
7) Turn the stocking right side out. Press flat.
8) Topstitch. You can either topstitch just the top of the stocking to close the opening, or you can topstitch around the entire stocking. It is totally up to you. I used an 1/8″ seam allowance to topstitch. Make sure to catch your opening in the stitching so that it is stitched closed.
You should have something similar to the ones below at the point. Now, you can choose to end here. These are super cute at this point. Or, you can choose to follow the next set of steps to embellish the stockings a little more. If you are like me, you like a little glitter on your ornaments.
9) Get out your white glue and glitter. Use your white glue to write something on the stockings. You could write a name or the year or anything that you wish. I chose to write the year on mine.
10) Now, dust the area of white glue thoroughly. You want to make sure that all of the glue catches some glitter. This can get messy, so be careful 🙂
11) Let the glue dry. This can take an hour or two depending on how much glue you used. Give it plenty of time. When dry, simply stand your ornament up so that the loose glitter falls off. Now, you should have a beautiful, sparkly ornament. If you want both sides to be glittery, you can turn the ornament over and repeat the glue and glitter process.
12) Hang your ornaments on your tree, give to a friend, or tape to the top of a present and enjoy them for years to come.
Make sure you show me your ornaments by posting them in the Wondermommy Flickr group.