How To Make A Fabric Christmas Tree Ornament With Free Printable Pattern

We are getting into the holiday Spirit with this fun sewing tutorial! Today, we are going to show you How To Make A Fabric Christmas Tree Ornament With Free Printable Pattern! I have been looking for some simple little holiday-themed sewing projects that could also work as gifts, and when I came across these little fabric trees I fell in love! How cute are these?! I love a good Christmas ornament. If you’ve ever visited one of those cool winter wonderland type Christmas stores you’ve probably gotten sticker shock from some of the prices on the ornaments. The good thing about this little fabric tree ornament is that you can make it for super cheap and it still looks great. The included free pattern makes it so easy to cut out the shape for the tree so you have nice, premium looking ornaments. I used some flannel plaid fabric I had in my scrap pile but you could use felt or any fabric you wanted. The best part about it is that this ornament is so easy to customize. You can create something amazing and flashy or stick to traditional and simple style like I did. The choice is yours.

fabric christmas tree ornament top photo

If you are fortunate enough to have some apporpriate fabric in your scrap fabric stash, you can make these for less than a dollar. For the stuffing, I just used some leftover polyfil I had and some jute twine from another project. It doesn’t have to be fancy to be special. Gather up the rest of your supplies or restock from the list below and let’s get started!

How To Make A Fabric Christmas Tree Ornament With Free Printable Pattern

What You’ll Need:

How To Make A Fabric Christmas Tree Ornament With Free Printable Pattern

cut out pieces for fabric christmas tree ornament

The first step in this how to make a fabric Christmas tree ornament with free pattern tutorial is to print and cut out the included free printable pattern. You can wash, dry, and press your fabric before you start but it is up to you. Use the pattern to cut out two tree shapes from your fabric.

cut twine to 8"

Next, you’ll need to cut a piece of twine to hang your ornament from. I chose to use twine, but you could use any string you have on hand. Cut a length of twine(or whatever you have) to 8”.

pin twine to fabric christmas tree ornament

Now we will work on getting the ornament set up for sewing. Fold the twine you cut in the previous step into a loop. Then, secure it to the top of the tree on the fabric’s right side with a sewing clip. Fold the loop in half again and clip so that it is in the center of the tree. This is to ensure you don’t sew over it.

pin other piece of fabric christmas tree ornament right side down on top

Place the remaining fabric tree on top of the other with right sides together. Clip all the way around to hold it in place

sew around fabric christmas tree ornament

Head over to your sewing machine and sew around the perimeter of the tree, either by machine or by hand, with a ⅛” seam allowance. Stitch back and forth over the twine a few times to secure it. Leave a 2” opening at the base of the tree for turning and stuffing. We are about halfway through this how to make a fabric Christmas tree ornament with free printable pattern!

turn fabric christmas tree ornament right side out

Reach inside the tree to pull the twine through the opening, and turn it right side out.          

press out points

Use a turning tool or chopstick to gently press out the points and corners.

stuff fabric christmas tree ornament with fiber fill

Now on this How to make a fabric Christmas tree ornament with free pattern tutorial, we need to stuff it. Insert fiberfill into the tree. Use your turning tool or chopstick to press it into all the points.

close fabric christmas tree ornament with ladder stitch

Turn the opening under ⅛” and hand sew with an invisible stitch, also known as a ladder stitch. If you need a refresher you can check out our post here.

Once you finsh sewing up the opening, that’s it! Your ornament is ready to be hung. Now you know how to make a fabric Christmas tree ornament with free pattern! I hope you enjoyed making this fun little Christmas ornament. This is a fun way to make memories as a family, plus it makes a super cute gift. Pick out some cute fabric and make some of these to give way this year!

Easy Sew Fabric Christmas Tree Ornament

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How To Make A Fabric Christmas Tree Ornament With Free Printable Pattern

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Sew your own adorable Christmas tree ornament with this easy tutorial. Make some of these cute ornaments and give them away as gifts to friends and family.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1.50

Instructions

  1. Use the template to cut out two tree shapes from your fabric.
  2. Cut a length of twine to 8”
  3. Fold the twine into a loop.
  4. Then secure to the top of the tree on the fabric’s right side with a sewing clip.
  5. Fold the loop in half again and clip so that it is in the center of the tree. This is to ensure you don’t sew over it.
  6. Place the remaining fabric tree on top of the other with right sides together. Clip all the way around to hold.
  7. Sew around the perimeter of the tree, either by machine or by hand, with a ⅛” seam allowance. Stitch back and forth over the twine a few times to secure it. Leave a 2” opening at the base of the tree for turning and stuffing.
  8. Reach inside the tree to pull the twine through the opening, and turn it right side out.          
  9. Use a turning tool or chopstick to gently press out the points and corners.
  10. Insert fiberfill into the tree. Use your turning tool or chopstick to press it into all the points.
  11. Turn the opening under ⅛” and hand sew with an invisible stitch, also known as a ladder stitch.
  12. Your ornament is ready to be hung.
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