Amy always brings us the cutest Holiday sewing projects. Today’s tutorial is no exception. She’s showing you how to make Felt Gingerbread House Christmas Ornaments! I can just imagine an entire Christmas tree covered with these adorable houses. Keep reading to find out how to make them.
If you are looking to add a handmade touch to your tree this year, I have just the project for you. This gingerbread ornament is a fun and simple project. Some felt and thread is all you need to stitch up a treasure that will last for years.
How to Make Felt Gingerbread House Ornaments
- Wool blend Felt- gingerbread color, brown for the tree trunk, white, red, green (2 shades), yellow
- Embroidery thread to match the felt
- Twine or ribbon for hanging
- Stuffing – just a small amount
- Freezer paper. I like these printable sheets, but you can trace the pattern onto regular freezer paper as well.
- Printable Pattern
How to Get the Printable Pattern Pieces. You can download a copy of the pattern pieces used in this project in our Template Library. Access to the library is for our Newsletter subscribers and subscriptions are free. Please CLICK HERE and follow the instructions to download the pattern pieces. PLEASE READ the instructions on that page. NOTE: The download only contains the pattern piece, you still need to read this tutorial to complete your project.
Felt Gingerbread Ornament Pattern instructions
Follow the directions below.
Time needed: 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Felt Gingerbread House Ornament Assembly Instructions
- Prepare the Pattern Pieces
Print or trace the pattern pieces onto the paper side of the freezer paper.
Cut out the pattern pieces with a slight margin around each one.
Use an iron set to medium heat with no steam to fuse the pattern pieces to the felt.
Cut out the pattern pieces on the lines.
Layout the pieces as desired.
- Embellish the Ornament with Embroidery Stitches
Now comes the fun part. You can keep it simple and glue the pieces down in place, or you can use a single strand of coordinating floss to whip stitch the pieces down.
Finally, you can use three strands of floss to embellish and attach the pieces in place.
- Finish the Ornament
Once the front is all stitched down and embellished it’s time to assemble the ornament.
Lay the front on top of the back. Use a whip stitch or a blanket stitch to sew around the outside of the ornament.
When you get to the peak of the roof, attach a loop of twine or ribbon for a hangar.
When there are just 2 or 3 inches left open, add the stuffing to give the ornament some depth. Then finish stitching the ornament closed.
Now all that’s left is to hang your ornament and enjoy!
I have lots more fun holiday projects over on my blog, Ameroonie Designs. For instance, you might love these Embroidered word ornaments.
OR these floral crown ornaments let the fabric do the work and you just get to have fun stitching.
Have fun stitching up the holidays!
About the Maker:
Hi! My name is Amy Chappell and I blog over at Ameroonie Designs. I currently live in Wyoming with my husband and 6 kids. I love being a mom but needed an outlet that would give me something to do that stayed done, enter sewing and creating. 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.