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30 Homemade Christmas Ornament Patterns & Sewing Tutorials

Add a homemade touch to your Christmas tree with one of these DIY Christmas ornament tutorials. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite felt, embroidery hoop, and fabric homemade Christmas ornament sewing patterns and craft projects to share with you today.

collage image with handmade ornaments and text

A friend gave me a handmade gingerbread man Christmas ornament several years ago. Every year, when I pull out my Christmas ornaments, I smile when I see that gingerbread man in my ornament box.

How do you make Christmas tree ornaments out of fabric?

There are several different ways to create ornaments out of fabric. They include:

  • Cutting out a shape from fabric and sewing it together.
  • Use a small embroidery hoop as a frame and place a piece of your favorite Christmas fabric inside.
  • Create images and shapes from felt fabric instead of cotton fabrics.
  • Instead of fabric, try creating DIY ornaments from ribbon, paper, fancy trim, beads, or glitter!

What Materials are Best to Use When Making Christmas Ornaments?

  • Fabric (fabric scraps are wonderful for DIY ornaments)
  • Yarn
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Buttons
  • Clay (I prefer air dry clay to other types)
  • Wood Slices
  • Pom Poms
  • Clear Glass Ornaments (there are a million ways to decorate these; we’ve included several glass ornament tutorials on our list today).

Do you put homemade ornaments on your Christmas tree?

I do! I love the eclectic look that handmade ornaments give to a Christmas tree. In addition to adding variety, they’re a great way to incorporate different colors and textures.

Since then, I’ve tried to add one handmade ornament to my Christmas tree each year. I love Christmas crafts and look forward to making ornaments to give as gifts or decor.

The creations of my fellow bloggers and designers always inspire me. There are so many talented makers online.

How Do I Hang Christmas Ornaments?

There are several ways to hang the ornaments on your tree; a lot of what you pick has to do with what aesthetic you want. Some of my favorites are thin ribbon, baker’s twine, and heavy-duty thread. You can also use the metal ornament hooks that you can find at many stores.

Handmade Christmas Ornaments to Make Now

Here are some of my favorite Christmas ornament tutorials to help you celebrate the holiday season.

The ornament tutorials all include step-by-step instructions, and the skill levels vary from easy DIY Christmas ornaments perfect for kids to make to more detailed quilted & painted ornaments.

Handmade Christmas Ornament Tutorials

Looking for a unique, special ornament to add to your Christmas tree? Check out one of these creative and affordable handmade Christmas ornaments tutorials for ideas!

We've broken down the list for you into sections:

1. Felt Christmas Ornament Patterns

2. Embroidery Hoop Ornament Patterns

3. Crafty Ornaments including paper ornaments.

4. Fabric Christmas Ornament Patterns

Felt Christmas Ornament Tutorials

Felt is a fantastic material to use to create Christmas ornaments. It comes in many colors and does not need to be hemmed.

If you're looking to create ornaments that will look great for years we recommend using wool blend or bamboo felt.

Each of these ornaments has extra added details such as hand stitching with embroidery thread or small embellishments like buttons or bells.

Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornament Tutorials

There are so many things you can make with a simple embroidery hoop! Some of these ornaments are hand embroidered and others are sewn by machine.

If you want to dress up your ornament a bit more, glue pom poms to the outside of the hoop.

Crafty Christmas Ornament Tutorials

These handmade Christmas ornaments use simple, easy craft supplies and feature fun materials such as iron-on, leather, and paper.

Fabric Christmas Ornament Tutorials

Each of these ornaments can be made from leftover fabrics from other Christmas sewing projects, making them all great scrap-busting projects.

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One Comment

  1. happy holidays to you and thank you for sharing all kinds of things with us.
    the world today is a dark place and you may not realise how much joy you bring through showing so many cheerful things to look at and maybe even try and make.

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