Looking for a quick Christmas gift for your girlfriends? Using the decorative stitches built into your machine, colorful felt and coordinating threads, you will be up and running in no time at all creating Embroidered Monogram Ornaments. Adding a fun spiral ornament hook and maybe a mini rose and leaf combination finishes off your creation to perfection.
Supplies for Embroidered Monogram Ornaments:
- Felt: White, Pink and Green
- Crafter’s Choice® Poly-Fil fibre-fill
- Iron On adhesive web
- Embroidery thread and needle
- Ornament hooks
- Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies
- Optional – Decorative edge scissors, Spray adhesive and Glitter.
Directions for Embroidered Monogram Ornaments:
A. Choose a font on your computer, enlarge to desired size and print, creating patterns for all of the letters you require to make the monogram ornaments.
B. Sew parallel lines of decorative stitching onto a piece of white felt. Fuse iron-on adhesive to the back of the embroidered felt.
C. Cut out your monogram patterns printed earlier and use as patterns when cutting them from the embroidered felt.
D. Remove the paper backing from the embroidered cut out and fuse to green felt. Fuse iron-on adhesive to the back of the green felt.
E. Trim around the letter leaving a border of green felt showing. Use decorative edge scissors if desired.
F. Remove the paper backing from the embroidered cut out and fuse to a piece of pink felt, leaving a minimum of 1/4 inch space around the outside edge.
G. Trim around the letter leaving a border of pink felt. Cut out a second piece of pink felt for the back of the ornament.
H. Sew a blanket stitch using the embroidery thread and needle around the outside edges of the ornament, stitching the front and back pieces together and leaving an opening along one edge.
Fill the ornament with poly-fil stuffing and sew the opening closed. Add an ornament hanger to the top of the Embroidered Monogram Ornaments and embellish as desired. Optionally you may want to use spray adhesive and glitter to bump up the WOW! factor of your ornament. To do so, follow the manufacturer’s directions.