Friday, December 2, 2011

Easy-Peasy Cookie Cutter Ornament Tutorial

A little bit about me - since I thought you might want to know.
 I just started sewing in December of 2010, because I wanted my daughter to have pretty things, and not just cheap stuff that anyone can buy, but, quality handcrafted toys and clothing. I also tend to over punctuate or completely forget about punctuation. I've been married for 5years this November to an amazing Englishman who is quite charming (of course the accent helps with that I think) and our little girl is 15months old and a very active little climber. 

Today I want to show you how to make an easy cookie cutter ornament (literally). I love attaching ornaments to Christmas prezzies as gift tags or next to them to dress up the wrapping since I usually just wrap with parcel paper. I love the old school look to parcel paper at Christmas time.

To do this project pic a good sized simple shaped ornament. I used a star.


Trace around your ornament giving yourself a pit of extra space for seam allowance.


Pin the cut out paper shape onto your fabric and cut around your fabric (right sides together). Do not cut closely or around the ornament.


Keep the paper pinned on and stitch around it. (left the extra fabric and did it this way for stability with sewing small shapes)


Leave an opening (see the circle)


Turn it out and stuff, slip stitch the opening shut, and sew a button in the center. then sew a loop to hang your ornament up. 


That is how simple it is to make a cookie cutter ornament!

7 comments:

Carrie said...

What a great technique! Thank you for sharing it!!

Danielle said...

I love this! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing:>

katy said...

Very cute idea! I'm using cookie cutters to make clay stars for gift nametags.

Liza said...

Thanks for the idea! I have some scrap Christmas fabric that I can finally use! My m.i.l gave it to me years ago!

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

Such a cute idea!! Love it!
Jill
twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Cute! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

Melanie
Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear
bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Cute! I love the way you used a cookie cutter as a pattern...great idea!