When you purchased your needlepoint design, you may have imagined it as a lovely Christmas tree ornament. However, once you finish stitching the needlepoint design, you may be wondering how to fashion the canvas into an ornament. Finish your needlepoint design by creating a miniature pillow with ribbon hanger. Hang the needlepoint ornament on your Christmas tree, or give it away as a gift or creative gift tag on a wrapped present.
Things You'll Need
- Fabric remnant measuring at least 2 to 3 inches larger than your needlepoint design
- 6-inch ribbon
- Sewing machine
- Straight pins
- Polyester fiberfill pillow stuffing
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Cut out the needlepoint design. Leave a margin of 1.5 inches on all sides.
Place the cut-out design face down on top of the wrong side of a piece of fabric. Pin in place.
Cut the fabric to match the needlepoint cut-out. If necessary, trace around the needlepoint cut-out with a fabric marker before cutting.
Stitch the sides and bottom edges of square or rectangle ornaments. For circular ornaments, stitch the perimeter, leaving a 2-inch opening. Stitch with a half-inch seam allowance (one-half inch away from the edges of the fabric).
Turn the pillow right-side out. Iron flat.
Stuff the pillow ornament with polyester fiberfill. Hand-stitch the opening closed.
Fold a 6-inch piece of ribbon in half. Hand-stitch the ends of the ribbon on the top of the ornament to form a hanger loop.