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November 06, 2020
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Designer: Minki Kim

Finished sizes: 3" square and 3×4-1/2" (excluding hangers)

Materials for All Ornaments

  • Tear-away stabilizer
  • Lightweight iron-on fusible web
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Water- or air-soluble fabric pen

Cut Fabrics

Click here for Patterns A–K, Full-Size Appliqué patterns, and Full-Size Embroidery patterns.

To use fusible web for appliquéing patterns A–K and 3/4×1" rectangle for present, complete the following steps.

1. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace each pattern the number of times indicated in cutting instructions, leaving 1/2" between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1/4" outside traced lines.

2. Following manufacturer’s instructions, press each fusible-web shape onto wrong side of designated fabric; let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines. Peel off paper backings.

Materials for “Wish” Ornament

  • 3-1/2" square tan star print (appliqué foundation)
  • Scrap of green print (appliqué)
  • 3-1/2" square red print (ornament back)
  • 12-weight sewing machine thread: green and red
  • 1/4"-diameter flower button: blue (tree topper)
  • 7-1/2"-long piece of red-and-white baker’s twine (hanger)

Cut Fabrics

From green print, cut:

  • 1 of Pattern A

From stabilizer, cut:

  • 1—3-1/2" square

Make “Wish” Ornament

Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.

1. Use a pencil or water- or air-soluble fabric pen and the “Wish” Ornament Full-Size Appliqué Pattern to trace A tree pattern onto tan star print 3-1/2" foundation square (Diagram 1).

2. Arrange green print A tree appliqué on marked foundation; fuse in place following manufacturer’s instructions (Diagram 2).

3. Using the “Wish” Ornament Full-Size Embroidery Pattern and a light table or bright window, trace machine-stitching lines for w, s, and h and tree onto Step 2 rectangle with a water- or air-soluble fabric pen (Diagram 3).

4. Layer Step 3 square and a tear-away stabilizer 3-1/2" square; baste. Set up sewing machine with green 12-weight thread in the upper spool holder, a size 90/14 needle, and a 2.5–3 millimeter stitch length. The smaller the stitch length, the smoother the stitching lines will appear. Sewing through all layers, slowly stitch just inside edges of tree appliqué and along marked line for tree trunk, backstitching at beginning and end of each stitched portion (see ornament photo).

5. Change to red thread and stitch lines for w, s, and h in same manner.

6, Gently remove tear-away stabilizer from back side of embroidered square.

7. Hand-sew blue flower button to top of tree to make ornament top.

8. Matching raw ends, fold 7-1/2"-long piece of red-and-white baker’s twine in half. Position raw ends of folded twine on right side of ornament top in center of upper edge; baste in place (Diagram 4).

9. With right sides together, layer red print 3-1/2" square atop ornament top; pin together, making sure twine is between layers. Sew around all edges, leaving a 1" opening for turning (Diagram 5).

10. Turn right side out through opening; press. Stuff firmly with fiberfill, using a knitting needle or bamboo skewer to fill corners. Hand-stitch opening closed to complete “wish” ornament.

Materials for Stick Tree Ornament

  • 3-1/2×5" rectangle solid tan (appliqué foundation)
  • Scraps of red and white prints (appliqués)
  • 3-1/2×5" rectangle cream print (ornament back)
  • 12-weight sewing machine thread: gray
  • 3"-long piece of tan print ribbon (hanger)

Cut Fabrics

From red print, cut:

  • 4 of Pattern B

From white print, cut:

  • 4 of Pattern B

From stabilizer, cut:

  • 1—3-1/2×5" rectangle

Make Stick Tree Ornament

1. Use a pencil or water- or air-soluble fabric pen and the Stick Tree Ornament Full-Size Appliqué Pattern to trace B circles onto solid tan 3-1/2×5" foundation rectangle.

2. Arrange red and white print B circles on marked foundation; fuse in place following manufacturer’s instructions.

3. Using the Stick Tree Ornament Full-Size Embroidery Pattern and a light table or bright window, trace machine-stitching lines for tree trunk and branches.

4. Using stabilizer, and gray thread, repeat Make “Wish” Ornament, Step 4, to embroider marked foundation. Gently tear off stabilizer to make ornament top.

5. Using tan print ribbon and cream print 3-1/2×5" rectangle, repeat steps 8–10, to complete stick tree ornament.

Materials for Fox Ornament

  • 3-1/2×5" rectangle solid tan (appliqué foundation)
  • Scraps of solid orange, solid white, and aqua dot (appliqués)
  • 3-1/2×5" rectangle green print (ornament back)
  • 28-weight sewing machine thread: black
  • 6-1/2"-long piece of brown leather cord (hanger)

Cut Fabrics

From solid orange, cut:

  • 1 of Pattern I

From solid white, cut:

  • 1 of Pattern J

From aqua dot cut:

  • 1 of Pattern K

From stabilizer cut:

  • 1—3-1/2×5" rectangle

Make Fox Ornament

1. Use a pencil or water- or air-soluble fabric pen to trace Fox Ornament Full-Size Appliqué Pattern onto solid tan 3-1/2×5" foundation rectangle.

2. Arrange solid orange I fox body, solid white J fox face, and aqua dot K scarf on marked foundation; fuse in place following manufacturer’s instructions.

3. Using the Fox Ornament Full-Size Embroidery Pattern and a light table or bright window, trace machine-stitching lines for fox eyes and feet.

4. Using stabilizer, black 28-weight thread, a size 70/12 needle and a 1.6–1.8 millimeter stitch length, repeat Make “Wish” Ornament, Step 4, to embroider marked foundation. Gently tear off stabilizer to make ornament top.

5. Using leather cord and green print 3-1/2×5" rectangle, repeat steps 8–10, to complete fox ornament.

Materials for Stocking Ornament

  • 3-1/2" square aqua dot (appliqué foundation)
  • Scraps of red print and solid white (appliqués)
  • 3-1/2" square red print (ornament back)
  • 28-weight sewing machine thread: red, black, yellow
  • 3-1/2"-long piece of cream lace ribbon (hanger)

Cut Fabrics

From red print, cut:

  • 1 of Pattern G

From solid white, cut:

  • 1 of Pattern H

From stabilizer cut:

  • 1—3-1/2" square

Make Stocking Ornament

1. Use a pencil or water- or air-soluble fabric pen to trace the Stocking Ornament Full-Size Appliqué Pattern onto aqua dot 3-1/2" foundation square.

2. Arrange red print G stocking and solid white H stocking cuff on marked foundation; fuse in place following manufacturer’s instructions.

3. Using the Stocking Ornament Full-Size Embroidery Pattern and a light table or bright window, trace machine-stitching lines for stocking cuff, candy cane, and stocking toe and heel.

4. Repeat Make “Wish” ornament, Step 4, to embroider marked foundation; use stabilizer, red 28-weight thread, a size 70/12 needle, and a 1.6–1.8 millimeter stitch length for candy cane, black 28-weight thread to outline stocking, and yellow 28-weight thread for stocking toe and heel. Gently tear off stabilizer to make ornament top.

5. Using cream lace ribbon and red print 3-1/2" square, repeat steps 8–10, to complete stocking ornament.

Materials for Bunny Ornament

  • 3-1/2×5" rectangle solid tan (appliqué foundation)
  • Scraps of green dot, solid red, solid white, and pink print (appliqués)
  • 3-1/2×5" rectangle red print (ornament back)
  • 28-weight sewing machine thread: black and red
  • 7"-long piece of red-white-and-blue baker’s twine (hanger)

Cut Fabrics

From green dot, cut:

  • 1 of Pattern C

From solid white, cut:

  • 1 of Pattern D

From solid red, cut:

  • 1 of Pattern E

From pink print, cut:

  • 1 of Pattern F

From stabilizer cut:

  • 1—31⁄2×5" rectangle

Make Bunny Ornament

1. Use a pencil or water- or air-soluble fabric pen to trace the Bunny Ornament Full-Size Appliqué Pattern onto solid tan 3-1/2×5" foundation rectangle.

2. Arrange green dot C ornament, solid white D bunny, solid red E hat, and pink print F pom-pom on marked foundation; fuse in place following manufacturer’s instructions.

3. Using the Bunny Ornament Full-Size Embroidery Pattern and a light table or bright window, trace stitching lines for bunny details, hat details, and string for ornament.

4. Repeat Make “Wish” Ornament, Step 4, to embroider marked foundation; use stabilizer, black 28-weight thread, and a size 70/12 needle and a 1.6–1.8 millimeter stitch length for outlining and red 28-weight thread for top of green dot ornament. Gently tear off stabilizer to make ornament top.

5. Using red-white-and-blue baker’s twine and red print 3-1/2×5" rectangle, repeat steps 8–10, to complete bunny ornament.

Materials for Present Ornament

  • 3-1/2" square solid white (appliqué foundation)
  • 3/4×1" rectangle tan star print (appliqué)
  • 3-1/2" square white print (ornament back)
  • 50-weight sewing machine thread: red and black
  • 7"-long piece of red rickrack (hanger)

Cut Fabrics

From tan star print, cut:

  • 1—3/4×1" rectangle

From stabilizer, cut:

  • 1—3-1/2" square

Make Present Ornament

1. Use a pencil or water- or air-soluble fabric pen and the Present Ornament Full-Size Appliqué Pattern to trace position of tan star print 3/4×1" rectangle onto solid white 3-1/2" foundation square.

2. Arrange tan star print 3/4×1" rectangle on marked foundation; fuse in place following manufacturer’s instructions.

3. Using the Present Ornament Full-Size Embroidery Pattern and a light table or bright window, trace machine-stitching lines for present bow, ribbon, and scissors.

4. Repeat Make “Wish” Ornament, Step 4, to embroider marked foundation; use stabilzer, red 50-weight thread, a size 70/12 needle and a 1.6–1.8 millimeter stitch length thread for bow and ribbon, and use black 50-weight thread for scissors and present outline. Gently tear off stabilizer to make ornament top.

5. Using red rickrack and white print 3-1/2" square, repeat steps 8–10, to complete present ornament.