When they are done they make wonderful gifts for teachers, or other special people in your lives.
What you'll need:
*Felt (to make the ornaments shown I used: purple, white, red, green, a little orange, tan)
* White Ric Rac
* colorful beads in all shapes (Christmas tree)
Here is a scanned copy of the patterns I drew:
Elsie Marley Blog
Start by cutting out the pattern and placing it onto the folded piece of felt
I'm starting with mitten in purple. I cut out a second one after this and then cut out the small white fur trim to go along the end of my mitten.
Using the blanket stitch to go along the outsides of your ornament to sew it together. Before you finish off the ornament you can take a minute to add a little bit of batting to the mittens to give them some dimension. Watch the Video below to see a blanket stitch
For mitten: I added Ric Rac to one corner or each mitten to attach them.
For Snowman: You can either use a black sharpie for the eyes and coal mouths or French knot stitch. I added ric rac to make the hook for the ornament to hang.
(Sorry I specifically took these pictures the "right way" and they are turning themselves anyway!!!)
How to make a french knot, the video:
For Christmas Tree: before I blanket stitched the two pieced on tree together, I added the beads to one piece by simply threading the bead onto the needle and stitching it down. I added ric rac to make the hook for the ornament to hang
For Stocking: I add ric rac to the present to make it look like a bow. In the corner, I added ric rac to make the hook for the ornament to hang
For the gingerbread man I used two red beads and white ric rac.for his piping. Using the back stitch technique to add the O for his mouth and the O for the outline of his eye. Use a French Knot (look for link by Snowman ornament) for his eye ball.
When my 5 1/2 year old saw that he had a bite taken out of him she started laughing :)