A Handmade Holiday 2013 — Felt Ornaments

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There’s something particularly magical about a well-decorated Christmas tree. No matter the size or style, it instantly becomes the centerpiece of the room with it’s twinkling lights and assorted decorations. Growing up, our family Christmas tree was like a walk down memory lane. Each and every ornament that came out of storage told a story. Now that I’m older and have a family of my own, I’m slowly working on growing our own ornament collection. We have one from our dog’s first Christmas and now one for our daughter’s first Christmas. On the more random side, we’ve got a sock monkey and a mermaid;). We also have ones made at a friend’s ornament making party last year. This year, I’m planning to make some new ones, to fill out the tree a bit more and to add a few new stories. These Felt Ornaments by Karin Jordan of Leigh Laurel Studios seem like a great place to start! (added bonus? You can use them as a present topper!)

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Felt Ornaments
Materials Needed
— Two 6” pieces Wool Felt for each ornament
— 1/4 yard Pellon® 805 Wonder-Under®
— Contrasting thread
— Chalk pencil or disappearing ink marker

Tools Needed
— Sewing machine and related supplies
— Iron and damp pressing cloth

For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

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karinjordanKarin Jordan blogs at Leigh Laurel Studios. She grew up under her architect father’s drafting table, making mini models out of the cardboard scraps that fell to the floor. At age ten she purchased her first sewing machine from a neighbor who taught her sewing basics. A former magazine editor and antique American folk art gallery director, she now loves being a blogging, stay-at-home-mom. She regularly draws upon her degree in art history for inspiration for her sewing, embroidery, craft patterns and activities with kids. Karin’s husband is remarkably patient while she does her best to balance being a full-time assistant to two children under four with her creative endeavors. Her goal? Do something creative every day.

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