Fabric Scraps Christmas Ornaments

Hi everyone!  I am Elizabeth, one half of the duo of sisters-in-law who blog at Simple Simon and Company.  And if there is one thing that we love at Simple Simon, it's a great simple sewing project that can be done in an afternoon.  With that being said, project is no exception to that simple and easy sewing rule…..with the addition that these fun little Christmas trees will use up some of your fabric scrap stashes as well!!! Now that's a bonus!

Here's what you need to get started.

*Fabric scraps (for front and one large piece for the backing)

*batting

*small square of brown felt

*Triangle quilting ruler

*cutting mat/rotary cutter (or scissors)

*small scrap of ric rac or ribbon for hanger

 Step 1:  Sew all of your fabric strips together into one piece for the Christmas Tree ornament front.
 Step 2: Using your triangle quilting ruler, trim up the front and back pieces to form the triangle.
 Step 3: Pin your ric rac or ribbon on top of triangle.
 Step 4: Place triangle backing on top of main fabric piece (and ric rac) and stitch around the triangle, leaving a 2 inch opening at the bottom.
 Step 5: Stuff your Christmas tree with batting and then stick your brown felt trunk in the opening.
 Step 6: Slip stitch the opening closed and you are done!

 

They really are a perfect project for anyone learning to sew…and make cute ornaments for your tree or great handmade gifts for others!
And over on our blog today, we have put up a round-up of some other fast and easy Holiday sewing projects.  See you there!!!
Thanks for having me today,
~Elizabeth
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Elizabeth and liZ are two girls who married brothers and ended up with the exact same name.  They both love all things sewing, crafting, thrifting and trying to perfect the art of homemaking.  They each have three kids, the same minivan and an ideal weekend would be filled with family time and endless sewing projects.  You can find out more at Pinterest and Facebook.

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90 Responses to Fabric Scraps Christmas Ornaments

  1. Michele Timms says:

    If I won, I’d select some fabric!!

  2. leviswifeMandi says:

    Such a cute tutorial!

  3. Melissa says:

    I would totally buy up some of the lovely nani iro double gauze!!

  4. I would get the herringbone and the large dots!!!

  5. Ashleigh Jackson says:

    I LOVE the Japanese fabrics! I would absolutely buy as much as I could!

  6. I really like the meridian {for kids} and cotton lawn!

  7. Brooke says:

    I love the dotty double gauze!

  8. Lauren Eggers says:

    I would purchase herringbone cotton canvas fabric

  9. I would love to get some of the hemp cotton fabric and some of the canvas.

  10. pinparent says:

    These are adorable. Great tutorial. This is a good idea for safe ornament too for a toddler friendly tree. I just linked up on the Awesome Things Blog hop. Thanks for hosting.

  11. Amy W says:

    I love the colors you selected for this project.

  12. Jay Dee says:

    I’d like to get some of the double gauze large dots fabric.

  13. Deb. Mathenia says:

    I would get some of the Lawn/Bird fabrics 🙂

  14. Carol says:

    These are just adorable!

  15. melle says:

    I bought a few patterns a few weeks ago to make tops for myself. I would buy some of the black or plum double gauze and give both the patterns and the gauze a try. I sewed my first knit a week ago and before that, i’ve only sewn with cottons and flannels. 🙂 I’m ready to move forward!

  16. Leeanne says:

    Thanks for a great post and fantastic prize offering

  17. lauren knott (@LaurKnotter) says:

    I love the Birds of a feather fabric!

  18. I love these and need to dig out my scraps from last year. They would make great gift toppers for my nieces.

  19. Robyn B. says:

    I would purchase some of the cotton lawn fabric.

  20. someluckydog says:

    I like the bird and bunny dot double gauze fabric

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  21. Amy says:

    The cotton lawn looks lovely.

  22. MPaula says:

    I would get the Meridian and Bess Top patterns plus some canvas fabric.

  23. Doreen S says:

    Cute trees. Love the idea.

  24. The double gauze small floral would make a cute dress for my granddaughter. Thanks. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  25. Sandy K says:

    I think I would spend it all on double gauze.

  26. Vicki H says:

    I like the herringbone cotton and cotton lawn ivory

  27. perfect way to use up old scraps! and great for kids to do too! thanks for linking up to the all things pretty party

  28. Love the sweet little tree ornaments! So quick and easy, who says there is no time to sew! And LOVE the giveaway! A girl can never have enough fabric! Ever!

  29. These are just adorable! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from the Life on Lakeshore Drive link party.

  30. robin says:

    I would buy some fabric!

  31. Malin says:

    I would spend it on some Beautiful Kokka fabric.

  32. Stacy says:

    double gauze anything!

  33. Piroska says:

    I love the Cotton Lawn Black Multi-floral, and the blue multi-floral.

  34. Catherine says:

    I really like the double gauze dots.

  35. Barb farmer says:

    loved the kikorakko space travel print – little guy I know would be ecstatic to see this!

  36. florence says:

    I like the double gauze floral !!

  37. Natalie says:

    I would spend it on double gauze floral border print!

  38. Cute little trees and a great way to use up scraps. I’d love some of the Floral Double Gauze.

  39. lesley says:

    I would spend my money on “BIRDS ON YELLOW LIGHT-WEIGHT CANVAS” and “CAT AND BIRD IN BLUE”

  40. Tabitha Klucking says:

    GREAT fabric! I particularly like the Cat and Bird in Blue!

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