Monday, 26 September 2016

How To: Embroidered Felt Snow Globe Ornament Tutorial

PLEASE NOTE: this project will be removed from my blog at the end of April, after which it will be available as part of a printable pattern from my shops. Please make a copy of the instructions and templates if you'd like to save a free copy before then! :)

After embroidering a snow globe, I simply had to turn it into a Christmas ornament!

embroidered snow globe ornament

Wanna make your own snow globe ornament? Click here for the free snow globe embroidery pattern. 

Follow the steps in that post to embroider the design on your chosen felt. I used white embroidery thread (floss) and royal blue felt. Your finished embroidery will look something like this:

snow globe embroidery

Remove the felt from the embroidery hoop and carefully cut out the design, leaving a small border of felt around the edge of the stitching.

making an embroidered snow globe ornament

Then use this shape as a template to cut out a matching backing piece of felt.

making an embroidered snow globe ornament

Cut a length of co-ordinating narrow ribbon, about 7 inches long. Fold the ribbon into a loop and sew it to the backing shape. Use matching sewing thread and whip stitches, taking care to sew into the felt not through it.

adding a ribbon loop to the snow globe ornament

Place the front and back of the ornament together and sew around the edge with more matching thread and whip stitch or blanket stitch.

finishing the snow globe ornament

If you want, you could stuff the ornament lightly with toy stuffing for a 3D effect similar to these embroidered baubles, but I decided to keep mine flat.

embroidered snow globe ornament
 embroidered felt snow globe

This tutorial is for personal use only: you can use it to stitch as many felt ornaments as you want for yourself or as gifts, but please don't make any for sale. You may borrow a photo or two if you want to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to the original source, and do not reproduce my post or share the pattern itself on your site. Thanks!

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embroidered snow globe felt ornament tutorial