Dozens of Easy Felt Ornaments – FREE Patterns

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Dozens and Dozens of Christmas ornaments.

I work year round on my projects so that they will be done in plenty of time to ship to family and friends who live out of my state.

I never know when I will not be well enough to work some days so I pace myself and give myself at least two or more months to finish projects before the holiday or birthday or whatever occasion the item will be for that person.

All the pins on this page are found at my Pinterest account.

Here are the things I made on this page

  • Lutins – a French elf or hobgoblin
  • A bite out of the gingerbread man
  • Dozens of all shapes of ornaments
  • Reindeer
  • Penguins

“Lutins” Elf found at Pinterest

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From Wikipedia: A lutin (French pronunciation: [lytɛ̃]) is a type of hobgoblin (an amusing goblin) in French folklore and fairy tales. Female lutins are called lutines.

Lutins – from Pinterest – my design – pattern

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I made my similar to their Lutins. Not sure how the other one I designed would be desired, I decided to make this one also.

My Lutins

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The first five Lutins.

How I made the Lutins

  • I cut out the pattern I made and hand drew on paper. I laid that pattern on the material for the body and felt for the hats.
  • I cut out the faces with the paper pattern I hand drew. It is not important to make these perfect. I have seen hand made things from 40, 50 and 100 years ago, part of the appeal is that they are all hand made, which is what I try to do. I use the sewing machine if I have a simple straight stitch to do as I am legally blind and I don’t want to sew my hands again… Yes, that has happened and it hurts…
  • All of the Lutins are hand sewn with regular thread for the body, and the face is attached with regular thread as well, double thread.
  • I had embroidered the face first and attached the face to one body parts.
  • I make a running stitch and come back and do another running stitch back to the beginning that way I do not have any gaps. I have plenty of time as I listen to books while I am sewing and crafting.
  • After the body is done and turned right side out you can stuff it with Poly fill.
  • I then worked on the felt hat which I used three strands of red floss for the red felt hats. No need to turn the hat so you sew the felt with the running stitch.
  • After the hat is done I stuff the hat. Using pins to attach the hat front and back well below the top of the body. Push firmly so that you have the hat over the body about 5/8 ths of an inch.
  • Using three strands of the red floss I did the running stitch and anchoring it well under the hat so the knot does not show. I do the running stitch two times similar to the body.
  • I did not have a loop at the top to hang them from the tree as they sit under the tree or you can give them as gifts and wrap them as you would normally. They can be placed on top of a very large box as well for embellishment.
  • To make my Lutins different I decided not to add the star. The star was not a prerequisite for the Lutin. It does seem that they have the red hat!

All of the Lutins – three different color bodies

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All of the Lutins – I decided to make the white body Lutins and then the blue body Lutins. The yellow body with the patchwork on top I made first. It was well received so I will finish making those.

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Close up of the Lutins

My Lutins ornament beginnings

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I made one of the Lutins with the yellow body with the quilting top and was waiting for feedback before I made more. I had a good response so I will make the other 11.

The yellow and multi colored Lutin

  • My first Lutin I made with the yellow body. I wanted to overlay the yellow with a patchwork top.
  • I put two squares of material together, one printed and one solid. I used the sewing machine to stitch those. I cut these in half and reattached them in a checkerboard pattern. See photo.
  • I added two of the checkerboards right side up one on each side of the body parts. Take one of the yellow and one of the checkerboard piece and add a face that has been embroidered.
  • Place these four pieces together so that the right sides are together. I sewed all four pieces by hand. Turn right side out, clip the curves and stuff with Poly fill.
  • I tucked in the four points of the raw edges of the checkerboard for the first Lutin then the other 7 Lutins I embroidered the quilted part to the yellow first then turned the Lutin right side out for stuffing.
  • The first hat made of regular materiaI. I sewed one side on the machine and then with wrong sides together and folded under the edges 1/4th of an inch. Pin and sew on the machine as a top stitch or invisible hem. You can hand stitch the hat as well.
  • Stuff the hat with poly fill and following the same directions above attach the hat to the body.

Yellow base material Lutins

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Material for Yellow Lutins cut out and shown with a ruler

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Quilted tops of the Yellow Lutins

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Placement of the quilted tops

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Stuff the Lutin

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Embroider the two hat pieces together

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Partly eaten Gingerbread man from Pinterest

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I really liked this pattern so I decided to make more

My Gingerbread men beginnings

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Glue versus embroidery floss

  • I learned the hard way that if you want to do any embroidery on felt, do NOT glue it first!
  • I made the one gingerbread man last year and I glued it together. Wrong idea!
  • So after I decided to make more this year, I did not glue the two body parts.
  • I simply used a running stitch in six strands of floss to attach the body and three strands to attach the eyes and embroider the mouth.
  • I used three strands to attach the buttons and the ric rack. You might want to do the embroidery and add the buttons before you attach the two body parts together.
  • They had lightly stuffed their gingerbread men with Poly fill, I decided not to do the stuffing.
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Gingerbread Pattern with ruler

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Finished Gingerbread man

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Finished Gingerbread man

I made the one with the bigger white part of the eyes last year and never finished him. So I found the other pattern and made them like that. I am going to trim his eyes and move his buttons to make three buttons.
I made the one with the bigger white part of the eyes last year and never finished him. So I found the other pattern and made them like that. I am going to trim his eyes and move his buttons to make three buttons.

Tree and ornaments cut from regular material and felt

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I used regular material for one side and felt for the other side.

Trees and other shapes of Christmas Ornaments

I made my own patterns and drew them by hand. Carefully folding the pattern in half to make sure both sides were even and the same.

Cut out ornaments beginnings

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How I made these Christmas Ornament shapes

  • I cut out the material and the felt. I made a running stitch with three strands of floss with a coordinating color to match the two parts of the ornament.
  • With right side out of the material and one piece of cut out felt I sewed those two together. If you are not an experienced seamstress, attach the beads and ric rack first. Additionally if you are adding other felt pieces on top of the ornament do that first and let the glue dry.
  • I sewed the beads on after the two parts were together. It is better to sew the rick rack on first.
  • Trim the excess material so that the two pieces are the same size and shape. It is not important to have these match perfectly. No stress, have fun!

Ornaments Patterns

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For the round ornament I simply added a small square for the top of the ornament when I cut out the material

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Felt ornament patterns with ruler

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Christmas ornament round with pointed end from Pinterest

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Round and oval Christmas ornaments from Pinterest

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Shabby Chic – Round ornament with zig zag stitching

Shabby Chic – Zig zag stitch ornaments

  • I made these ornaments with cotton material that was prints and solids. I matched the colors for the front and back and felt tops.
  • After I cut out the ornaments with the square tops, I zig zag stitched them together.
  • I trimmed back the material to the edge of the zig zag stitch.

Round shaped ornaments made with printed cotton material

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Side one of the round ornaments

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Side two of the round ornaments – felt tops

How I made the round ornaments

  • After I cut out the round shape I took two pieces of material and sewed them together with the right sides out with the zig zag stitch.
  • I trimmed the edges and started the embroidery a simple chain stitch of one on each side of the ornament with six strands of floss.
  • I then added the beads so there were at least four beads one each side with size 20 crochet thread.
  • I then cut out a long rectangle of felt enough to fold over the top of the ornament for the cap of the ornament. I used six strands of embroidery floss to attach it to the ornament and added an extra loop to hang the ornaments also of six strands of embroidery floss.

More round ornaments made with cotton material

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More round ornaments side one

 

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More round ornaments side two

Flower shaped Christmas Ornaments from Pinterest

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From my Pinterest account

Scalloped edge ornament and bell shaped felt and material with beads and buttons

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Felt and cotton ornaments in the shape of a bell and scalloped edge

Scalloped shaped ornaments

  • For the scalloped shaped ornaments I decided to add a gold sequin in the shape of a snowflake. I added a bead on top of the sequin with the size 20 crochet thread.
  • I used a running stitch of three strands of floss to attach the two pieces together, one of felt and one of cotton material.
  • I added the beads after I sewed the two pieces together with the size 20 crochet thread. You can sew the beads onto one side before you add the two pieces together. I added a loop on top to hang the ornament. I also added rick rack on some of the ornaments. I added that on first before I sewed the two pieces together. You can lightly stuff them if you wish, but I did not.
  • You can use quilters thread instead of crochet thread if you wish. I like to anchor the beads well so that is why I use the crochet thread.

 

Reindeer from Pinterest

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I loved the antlers on this reindeer so I used that for my pattern.

Another Reindeer from Pinterest

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I used this pattern – its in Spanish I guess, but it is easy enough to figure out.

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Reindeer pattern

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Reindeer pattern with ruler

  • I found a different nose from Pinterest
  • I saw another reindeer with this type of nose that had the point at the bottom or roughly triangle shape.
  • I used that idea when I made my patterns.
  • I liked the white dash highlighting the red nose to simulate a shiny nose! The white dash was made with three strands of floss.
  • You add the red nose to the white part with the red nose on top. I embroidered the white felt with a blanket stitch to the body with six strands of floss.
  • I used a running stitch for all the embroidery attaching with three strands of floss.
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My Reindeer

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Felt Reindeers

  • I liked the pattern except the antlers – I wanted them to be bigger. I liked the antlers on the other reindeer. So I hand drew the pattern looking more like the first reindeer and cut that out from felt. I used one layer of felt for all the pieces except the body.
  • On the back of the antlers and the body I used Pelon© type stiffening material because the antlers were too floppy being one layer of felt and the body also was one layer. I tacked the pelon onto the back using the three strands pf brown floss as an anchor.
  • When I make more I will use two layers of felt for both the body and the antlers. I did not have much felt in the brown so that is why I started out with one layer of felt. That brown does not come in the large package and I had to buy it separate. Some stores will have colors of felt by the yard which I got white, red and green. I also had a large amount of orange and purple. The larger stores such as Joanne’s and Big Box craft stores like Hobby Lobby has the felt by the yard.
  • After they were all sewed and embroidered I glued on the largest wiggly eyes that I had. They are about one inch across. These reindeers are pretty big and they are really cute! I added a loop of six strands of floss to hang the reindeer on the tree.

Felt Penguins from Pinterest

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I used this idea from Pinterest

Felt Penguins I made

  • I cut out the pattern I made, free hand drawn. I laid the pattern pieces on the felt and pinned that. I cut out the felt and gathered all the supplies you see in the photo.
  • There are two black bodies, two feet, two arms, one white face and one beak.
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Penguin Pattern from Pinterest

Similar pattern of a Penguin. Cut out the parts as shown in the photo and procced as my directions. If you feel the eyes are too small to cut use the Tulip paint or wiggly eyes.

How I made the penguins

  • After I cut out all the pieces I sewed the body parts together with six strands of white embroidery floss.
  • I used a running stitch with three strands of yellow floss to add the beak to the white felt. Then I did the same to add the white felt to the black body front of the penguin with three strands of white floss.
  • I pinned the feet and the arms to the inside of back body and made a small tack to hold all four pieces it in place in the position I wanted them to be in with standard black thread.
  • I stitched the two black bodies together with white floss six strands in a running stitch leaving a 2 inch opening to stuff the penguins. Leave your floss hanging so you don’t have an extra knot, then stuff the penguins with Polly fill and use the hanging floss to stitch the two inch gap close.
  • After they were done I was ready to paint the face on. They used wiggly eyes and I used black Tulip paint to add the large dot for the eyes. I pinned them to the wall to dry. I made a dozen of them, as I usually do with most of my projects.

Penguin pattern inverted for printing

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Print on economy or use photo editor to erase 90% of the inside black.

Which ornament do you like and or will want to make?

Which one do you like the best?

They are all so awesome, I love them


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sherry Atbutterfly enjoys crafting with Plastic Canvas and yarn to make all kinds of decorations and fun items for the home. This is what she loves to do, She is a teacher. She is also involved with Early American History, Family History and genealogy. Sherry is legally blind.

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