I've been making a few ornaments this week to decorate the tree and to add a little something extra to wrapped presents, and I thought I'd share the idea with you! Today, learn how to make a sewVery Simple Santa Hat Ornament with my quick and easy tutorial!
Here's what you'll need to get whip up one or a few dozen of these fun little Santa hat ornaments:
After you've gathered all the supplies listed above, print out at actual size the pattern piece found here.
Next, lay out your fabric and batting so it looks like the picture below.
Then place your pattern piece on top, pin in place, and cut out the two pieces of fabric and batting all in one step. You can cut out multiple sets without much waste by flipping the pattern over and lining up the edge with the previously cut out piece.
Once you get your pieces all cut out, pin them together.
Now you are ready to stitch the pieces together. You may use a walking foot if you have one to help prevent the fabric from creeping, but it's not necessary. I didn't bother using mine because I'll cut off any irregularities when I pink the edges for the final ornament.
Pink the edges.
Cut a piece of twine or ribbon 5" long and fold in half. Place the cut edges on the backside at the top of the Santa hat and tack down with a few machine stitches.
Then take your piece of comfy or minky fabric and rough cut a 1" circle. Center the circle over the top point of the Santa hat and tack it down with a couple of machine stitches. If you are well coordinated, you could take down the twine and the circle at the same time! I opted to do them separately, but that's just me.
Now take your jumbo ric rac and cut a piece long enough to cover the bottom edge of the Santa hat. Use your pinking shears to cut the edges to help prevent the ric rac from fraying. Sew the ric rac over the bottom edge making sure to cover up the bottom of the fabric.
That's it! In an hour's time, I sewed together well over a dozen of these adorable Santa Hat Ornaments. My kids loved putting them on the tree, but I managed to save a few to put on Christmas presents for teachers and friends.
I also whipped up a bunch of fabric candy cane ornaments and shared the how to with my friend, Heather, over at The Sewing Loft.
My guest post and tutorial for A sewVery Simple Candy Cane Ornament will be live on The Sewing Loft Wednesday morning.
Check it out along with all the other great crafty ideas, projects (like this quilted Christmas tree ornament) , and patterns that Heather has to offer.
This tutorial if for personal use only and it may not be reproduced or copied in part or whole without my expressed written consent.