Over here at Commonthread we’ve been thinking a lot about our favorite holiday traditions. One tradition that a lot of us love is decorating the tree. The whole family has the chance to come together, blast some Christmas music, and hang some ornaments.
Don’t you find that the ornaments that hold a special meaning always seem to find their way to the front of the tree? That’s why this Santa ornament strikes a chord. In a way, ornaments are kind of like a photo album that you go through once a year. Making your own ornament means you’ll be hanging a memory. So while it’s seriously adorable, it’s the fact that you’ve taken the time to embroider it—that you’ve created that memory—that’ll make it extra special. (It also doesn’t hurt that you’ll be embroidering a portrait of the Big Kahuna of Christmas.)
- 7” x 5” Charles Craft® Carolina Linen® 28 Ct 15" x 18"
- 7” x 5” back fabric
- embroidery scissors
- DMC Tapestry needle size 24
- Fabric marker
- DMC Embroidery floss 310
- DMC Embroidery floss Blanc
- DMC Embroidery floss 321
- DMC Embroidery floss 3821
- DMC Embroidery floss 353
- DMC Embroidery floss 3774
- polyester fibrefill stuffing
- 12” ribbon
- pom poms
FREE PATTERN HERE:
Finished measurements: aprox 6” x 4”
Embroider with cross stitch the design following the chart in the Charles Craft® Carolina Linen® with 2 strands of DMC Mouliné embroidery thread.
Cut the Charles Craft® Carolina Linen® fabric 1” away from the design.
Cut the back fabric with the same measurements as the cross stitch fabric.
Fold ribbon hanger in half, place on the top and center of the embroidered piece. Place the back fabric and the embroidered piece right sides together, with the ribbon inside, and sew along the edges with a ¼” seam allowance, leaving a gap open to turn right side out.
You can sew it with the sewing machine or hand sewing
Turn right sides out and press with an iron. Fill with the polyester fibrefill stuffing. Sew the gap
You can sew som pom poms in your ornament (optional).
So whether you’re a gifted stitcher or a total newbie, give it a try and hang it with pride every holiday season.
Viva la Handmade Revolution!
The Commonthread Team