Decorate your Christmas tree with these simple handmade ornaments using our free Felt Mitten Christmas Ornament pattern.
Our Christmas tree has never been magazine-worthy. It’s stuffed full of handmade treasures, hand me downs and mounds of popsicle sticks stuck into a lump of glue. What it lacks in style it makes up for in memories.
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How to Make Mitten Wool Felt Christmas Ornaments
Your tree doesn’t have to be a haphazard cacophony though. These darling Mitten Christmas Ornaments are stylish and fun and add a cozy touch to any tree. The tutorial and pattern can be found below.
You don’t need a sewing machine to make them and can add some fun hand embroidered details to the ornaments as well!
And if adding handmade treasures to your tree is something you love- these Embroidered Word Ornaments might appeal to you as well.
How to Get the Printable Pattern Pieces. You can get 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 get the pattern pieces. PLEASE READ the instructions on that page. NOTE: The PDF only contains the pattern piece; you still need to read this tutorial to complete your project.
Wool Felt Mitten Christmas Ornament Pattern
- 1 piece Felt I prefer wool blend felt
- Embroidery floss to coordinate with the felt
- Freezer paper or pattern and stencil spray or some other method for transferring the pattern to your felt
- Fiber fil
- Yarn or twine to make hanger for ornament
- Mitten ornament pattern there are two ornaments per sheet
Cut out your pattern:
- Use ONE of the following methods, or your favorite method for cutting out felt.
Option 1 Freezer paper:
- Print or trace the pattern pieces onto the paper side of your freezer paper.
- Cut out around the pattern pieces leaving a slight margin of paper on each.
- Use a warm iron with no steam to fuse the waxy side to the felt.
- Cut out the pattern pieces on the printed line.
- Peel off the freezer paper.
Option 2 Pattern Spray:
- Print the pattern onto regular copy paper.
- Cut out the patterns leaving a slight margin of paper around each one.
- Lightly spray the back of the pattern pieces with the Pattern Spray.
- Place the pattern onto the felt.
- Cut out the pattern pieces on the lines.
- Peel off the paper.
Add Cuffs to Mitten Ornaments: (insert add cuff picture)
- Line up the cuff so the top is just above the top edge of the mitten.
- Use two strands of floss to blanket stitch just the bottom of the cuff to the mitten on one side.
- Use the stitched side to help line up the cuff on the second side by placing the mitten pieces wrong sides together. Once the cuff piece is lined up, hold it in place and then blanket stitch it to the second mitten side as you did the first side.
- Add the embellishment to the mitten front using a single strand of coordinating embroidery floss.
Stitch ornament together:
- Place the two mitten pieces wrong sides together.
- Use two strands of floss and stitch around the mitten body using a blanket stitch.
- Stuff the ornament with some fiber fil.
Finish Mitten Ornament
- Cut a 10” section of yarn or twine and tie the two ends together to form a loop.
- Begin stitching the cuff together with two strands of floss.
- When you get to where you want the hanging loop, slide the knot end of your loop inside the ornament.
- Secure the loop with a couple of stitches before continuing around the cuff with your blanket stitch.
If you want to coordinate your ornaments with additional holiday décor: This Joyful Snowflake Table runner is a free pattern on my blog.
These jelly roll stockings are a stunning heirloom that will be treasured for years.
I hope your holidays are full of joy and peace!
Happy Sewing! Amy
About the Designer
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.