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Child’s Handwriting Hand Embroidered Christmas Ornament Tutorial


Freeze your child’s handwriting in time with this fun Handwriting Embroidered Christmas Ornament. Today, we will walk you through the steps of creating this one of a kind personalized Christmas ornament.

hand embroidered christmas ornaments with childrens names on white wood table

When my 8-year-old was in kindergarten, she would write her name as a mirror image of what it actually should be. That is how we learned that she is ambidextrous.

I wish I had thought of this idea back then and made a point of preserving that unique stage in her life. If this year has taught us anything, it’s to cherish the little things, like children’s handwriting.

hand embroidered christmas ornaments with childrens names on white wood table

If you are looking for a whole set of ornaments to embroider, you might just love my Embroidered Word Ornament Pattern Set.

hand embroidered christmas ornaments with childrens names on white wood table

Are you new to hand embroidery? If you want to see how complete the stitches are, you can find video tutorials for many embroidery techniques on my Instagram profile under Reels.

hand embroidered christmas ornaments with childrens names on white wood table

Autograph Embroidered Ornament Supplies

  • 3” embroidery hoop
  • Background fabric
  • Embroidery floss
  • Embroidery needle
  • Felt: This is optional, but I prefer to embroider with felt backing my stitching so there’s no shadowing from the knots. It also adds a nice, slightly quilted texture to the embroidery that I love. I use inexpensive acrylic felt from a craft store.
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon or trim

Instructions

hand embroidered christmas ornaments with childrens names on white wood table

Children’s Handwriting Embroidered Christmas Ornament Tutorial

Amy Chappell
Freeze your child’s handwriting in time with this fun Hand-Embroidered Handwriting Christmas Ornament.
4.64 from 22 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

supplies

  • 3" Embroidery hoop
  • Background fabric
  • Embroidery floss
  • Felt- optional but I prefer to embroider with felt backing my stitching so there’s no shadowing from the knots, it also adds a nice slightly quilted texture to the embroidery that I love. Inexpensive acrylic felt from a craft store is my preference.
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Ribbon or trim

Instructions
 

Preparing hoop:

  • Trace the inside of the inner ring of your embroidery hoop.
    Have your child write their name inside the circle. You may need to have them do it a couple of times to get it the right size. If desired write the year and/or age underneath or in another place on the hoop.
    paper on a light box
  • Cut your background fabric to a 4 ½” square, also cut your felt to the same size if you are using felt to back your stitching.
  • If needed trace your child’s handwriting with a black marker to make it easier to transfer to your fabric.
  • Center your fabric over the handwriting and transfer the image to the fabric.
    I find it easiest to do this with a light table, but you can use a bright window if you need more help seeing the handwriting through your background fabric.
  • Before placing fabric in the hoop, trace the outside of the hoop onto the back of your scrapbook paper and cut out. Set aside until hoop is stitched.

Begin stitching:

  • Place your fabric on top of the felt square.
    Center the pattern in the hoop and tighten the set screw. Use three strands of floss in the color of your choice to embroider the name with a simple back stitch.
    With a single strand of floss in the color of your choice, embroider the year and age if you added it to your ornament.
    white fabric in embroidery hoop with red thread on a needle on white table

Finish your ornaments:

  • You can wrap your hoop with fabric, paint it, or stain it if desired.
    Once your hoop is ready for finishing, place your embroidery back into the hoop. Be sure the stitching is centered and the set screw is at the top of the ornament.
  • Trim your felt so it is flush with the hoop- be careful not to cut into the background fabric. Next, trim the fabric to ½” from the hoop.
  • Attach the fabric to the inside of the inner hoop on the back using a thin line of hot glue. Cover the back of your ornament with the scrapbook paper circle you cut out earlier. Make sure to test the paper first to ensure it is the right size, trim if necessary before gluing into place.
  • Add a ribbon hanger and embellishments to hide the set screw if desired.
    hand embroidered christmas ornaments with childrens names on white wood table

Notes

These would make a treasured gift for a grandparent or a fun way to mark a big year, like Kindergarten.
You could also use handwriting from grandparents or another loved one instead. The options are endless, but the meaning and the love will last a lifetime.
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These would make a treasured gift for a grandparent or a fun way to mark a big year, like Kindergarten. You could also use handwriting from grandparents or another loved one instead.

The options are endless, but the meaning and the love will last a lifetime.

More Great Patterns by Amy

Another project sure to be treasured would be a new set of stockings. This Jelly Roll stocking is one of my favorite projects.

And if you are looking for a fun gift idea, my hot pad and trivet set is sure to be loved and used for a long time.

Happy Holiday Sewing! Amy

About the Designer

Amy Chappell Bio Photo

Hi! My name is Amy Chappell, and I blog over at Ameroonie Designs. I currently live in Wyoming with my husband and six kids. I love being a mom but needed an outlet that would give me something to do that stayed done. Enter sewing and creating. I love the satisfaction of taking fabric and ideas and making something new. I also love that blogging has given me a way to meet new people and find a community of amazing people who love fabric and sewing as much as I do.
xoxo,
Amy
Ameroonie Designs
www.amerooniedesigns.com

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