Sunday, November 11, 2018

Fabric Christmas Tree Ornament - How to make it

How to make a simply Christmas tree ornament from fabric. This is an easy tutorial and the pattern is versatile. You can adjust it at the size you want. If you use Christmas theme fabric, with red, green and white colors or with Christmas pattern, with stars, tree, elves, or presents or something else, your ornaments will be perfect for your Christmas tree or Christmas decorations.

Materials: fabric, brown felt for the trunk, ribbon for hanging (I used green thread and I crocheted a chain), poly filling, sewing machine, thread and needle, scissors. 

For the ribbon for hanging I crocheted a 30 cm chain from green thread because the ribbon that I had was too thick. 

Draw a pattern, a triangle, an isosceles triangle with the two sides of equal length of 17 cm and the base of 13 cm. But, like I said, the pattern is versatile, you can make a bigger or a smaller pattern. Cut the fabric - 2 parts for every tree. Cut a small rectangle for the trunk from the brown felt ( 2,5 x 5 cm°). 


Place the fabric face by face. Place the ribbon on the top. The ribbon must go inside, and the end has to remain outside. Same for the trunk: place the trunk on the bottom, in the middle, but a small part will remain outside the fabric. 

Sew along the triangle. Start at the bottom, at the trunk, go around. Be careful on the top. When you are again at the bottom, sew the corner, but leave a small opening. Trim just a bit the corners. Turn your tree, stuff with poly filling. Sew the bottom. 

Fill in and sew the bottom with an invisible stitch. 

If you want to make the tree from scraps, from small pieces of fabric, first sew the pieces all together. 

Then place your pattern, pin it to the fabric and cut the shape.

Then follow the steps above for making a new tree.

Happy sewing! 


Friday, November 9, 2018

A shy guy, a platypus or just a custom toy from drawing

Look at this shy guy! Isn't it lovely? I don't know what animal is. I made this toy after a kid's drawing. Sometimes I think it seems like a platypus, but I am not sure. :)

It is hard to catch exactly the feeling, the smile, the attitude from a picture. But I did it and I like it how it turned out.

It can be a great gift for a child. I think it will be a nice surprise for him or for her to see the toy. 


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Freebie - A Christmas elf with every order

I like to sew little elves. They are perfect for Christmas. And I have decided to offer a free elf with every order in my shop. It is tiny, it has 24 cm (9,44 inches). You can put it on a table, under your Christmas tree or offer it as a present. Because a present can become a new present.
So, please visit My Etsy Shop, choose what you like and you will receive a little elf for free.

I will try to ship your order quickly. It is beginning of November, it is still time.

Thank you,

Dog portrait - a toy from a drawing

A new custom toy made after a kid's drawing. this was a hard one, with lots of details, lots of colors, tiny stripes. I count 37 pieces. Or maybe are more? But it was fun. it is always a challenge for me to respect the details.

This custom toy is a dog with wheels. Maybe it has a story for sure. I love it because it has so many colors, it is a happy toy, cheerful and bright.

The back is simple. Sometimes I sew a name of the back if a customer wants this.

If you want a special personalized toy for you, visit My Etsy Shop.


Christmas gift for pets

Do you have a little one? A dog or a cat? Or another pet? Then you know that Christmas is coming for your darling too. I have in my shop a Christmas ornament for pet. It is a felt heart with name and a paw or a bone. And now I made other sweet red hearts just with pas and names on the back.

If you want to make some ornaments, use felt because it is to sew. Attach a ribbon and fill it with poly fiber. It can be any shape you want: a heart, a globe, a bone, even a little cone to fill in with treats. 

Think at your little pet this Christmas. Make a special treat for it, an ornament with its name. 


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

How to sew Christmas stocking for Advent Calendar

This is a lovely fabric from Makover. It has pre designed panel Christmas stocking and cutting line to help you get the right size. Each stocking has a different design and a number, so you can use them for an Advent calendar.

Here it is my tutorial. In fact it is not a tutorial, but I tell you how I made it.

It is nice that the fabric has even the how to steps printed on it. 

I cut all the stockings. Because I wanted to use different colored fabric for background, not just a single color for all the pieces, I cut the background fabric separately. 

I sew the top edge of every stocking. For the back, I sew the ribbon too. 

Then I put together a face and a background, wrong side to wrong side, and I sew on the edges. 

That's all. 24 mini Christmas stockings for an Advent calendar for kids. They can be hang on a bunting or they can stand alone. Ready for fill them in with sweets. A countdown calendar is a good method to teach your kids how to count, or to place in order the numbers. 

If you don't have for making an Advent calendar, you can buy the single one that I made. Visit My Etsy Shop Here.


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Halloween witch house ornaments

Ready for Halloween? Look at my felt houses. Black houses with colored windows.

I made them without a pattern. Just cut, cut, cut and sew, sew, sew. Fun! 

I put them a ribbon for hanging. It is easy to sew them. Make some felt houses, different colored or black or purple. For Halloween or for other occasion. 

You can buy a set of 6 felt houses in my Etsy Shop - Halloween Houses. 


Fabric Christmas Tree Ornament - How to make it

How to make a simply Christmas tree ornament from fabric. This is an easy tutorial and the pattern is versatile. You can adjust it at the s...