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Cookie Cutters: Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 7: Stuffed Fabric or Felt Cookie Cutter Shape Christmas Ornaments


Cookie Cutters:  Not Just For Cookies Anymore! Post # 7: Stuffed Fabric or Felt Cookie Cutter Shape Christmas Ornaments

Stuffed Felt Cookie Cutter Star

This isn’t so much a tutorial as just a set of simple instructions.  I KNOW about sewing, but just CAN’T do it.  You should have seen my sewing projects in high school home-ec!  Let’s just say no human could ever wear those clothes!

Stuffed Fabric or Felt Cookie Cutter Shape Ornaments

What “Cookie Cutter Christmas Tree” would be complete without a few homemade cookie cutter ornaments made from fabric or felt?

You can make these to look like cut-out cookies & gingerbread or make them in seasonal colors & patterns.

They can be sewn, or if you are like me and can’t  – glued.

These ornaments may be placed on the lower branches, as pets and small children cannot break them!

Materials

  • Fabric or Felt
  • Cotton or fiberfill or quilt batting
  • Trims: lace, rick-rack, ribbon, yarn, etc.
  • Embellishments: buttons, beads, etc.

Also Needed

  • Large cookie cutters
  • Newsprint
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine or needle & thread (Sewing)
  • Fabric glue (Gluing)
  • Paper clips  (Gluing)

Cost

  • Fabric or felt on-hand or around $5.  Cotton, fiberfill or quilt batting on-hand or around $3 (I got enough quilt batting to “stuff” at least 2 dozen ornaments for 99 cents).  Trims & embellishments on-hand or under $5.
  • I had everything on-hand from previous projects so these ornaments were FREE to me.  Otherwise you can make several dozen for less than $15.

 Instructions

  1. Assemble materials.
    1. Decide on theme of ornaments – made to look like cut-out cookies & gingerbread or made in seasonal colors & patterns
    2. Choose large cookie cutters with simple shapes, such as Christmas trees, gingerbread men, hearts, stars and wreaths.
  2. Trace each cookie cutter onto newsprint to make a pattern.
  3. Double the fabric with the patterned side on the outside for both sides and then pin the pattern to holiday fabric (such as a Christmas calico) or felt so that you cut out two matching pieces for each shape.
  4. Sew:
    1. With the right (patterned) sides together, sew each ornament by hand or machine, leaving a small space open for turning.
    2. Turn ornament right side out.
    3. Stuff lightly with cotton or fiberfill.
    4. Hand-stitch the opening closed.
  5. Glue:
    1. To stuff with quilt batting cut several slightly smaller shapes from the batting (make a copy of the pattern and then trim it down about 3/4ths of an inch.  Also cut several squares of batting that fit in the center of the batting shapes to give a little more dimension to the ornament.
    2. Lay quilt batting in the center of the shape.  Or place a ball of cotton or fiberfill in the center of the shape.
    3. Apply a line of fabric glue around the wrong side edge of the bottom shape.
    4. Put the top layer of the shape on top of the bottom right side up and crimp the edges closed.
    5. Secure edges with paper clips or small binder clips.
    6. Allow to dry.
    7. You may need to decorate both sides of these ornaments if the glue and clips leave an impression.
  6. Decorate with felt shapes, buttons, ribbon, rick rack or lace as desired.
  7. Sew a yarn, ribbon or string loop at the top of each ornament and it’s ready to hang on the Christmas tree.

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