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Please welcome the super sweet and talented Rachel……
Merry Christmas! My name is Rachel, from the blog Family Ever After, and I’m so excited that the season of handmade gifts is among us. This year, I am making a handmade Baby Christmas Ornament to give to each of my children. I had my fourth baby this summer, and I realized that none of my children have a special baby ornament, so I set out to change that this year! This entire project is made entirely by hand, so don’t fret if you don’t have a sewing machine. Hand stitching can be just as fun, and in my opinion is very therapeutic. Let’s get started!
Baby’s First Ornament Supplies
wool felt, 2-3 colors
6 inches twill trim
small scraps quilt batting
Finished Size: 5 1/4 inches x 5 /14 inches
How to Make a Baby’s First Christmas Ornament
1. Create a template to create a shape for the main backdrop of the ornament. You can make any shape you’d like- for example- a baby raddle, diaper, or a onesie as pictured. It is fairly easy to create with pen and paper. Be sure to fold down the center of the template to ensure it is symmetrical. My template is 5 1/4 inches x 5 /14 inches.
2. Pin the template to the wool, and cut 2 pieces of felt, to create the background.
3. Use different colors of felt and cut to create a festive design on the ornament. For example, you could create a Santa hat, a string of lights, snowflakes, etc.
4. Stitch your design onto the main backdrop. I used tiny whip stitches to secure my Santa hat.
5. Stitch your child’s name and birthdate.
6. Sandwich batting in between the 2 backdrop pieces, and add the trim to the top of the ornament.
7. Sew a blanket stitch around the ornament. (Google “blanket stitch” for tips).
8. Decorate and celebrate!
Thank you for having me as a guest Cindy! This is one of my favorite blogging events of the year. Please feel free to visit my blog or other social media outlets. (Blog, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest). I enjoy posting lots of sewing ideas, like this reverse applique deer mini quilt, and this reverse applique anchor.