Today I have my very first guest blogger visiting my blog - Jen from The Crafting Fiend - I found her through a link up party -which one, I can't remember, but she was sporting this pattern and tutorial:
Aren't they just the cutest?
Jen is super talented, and I was so happy she wanted to do a tutorial during my month of tutorials, wait until you see what she has cooked up for you guys - and go on and visit her - you'll be happy you did.
Hello! My name is Jen and I blog at The Crafting Fiend. I just started sewing in December of 2010, because I wanted my daughter to have pretty things, and not just cheap stuff that anyone can buy, but, quality handcrafted toys and clothing. I also tend to over punctuate or completely forget about punctuation. I've been married for 5years this November to an amazing Englishman who is quite charming (of course the accent helps with that I think) and our little girl is 15months old and a very active little climber.
Today I want to show you how to make an easy cookie cutter ornament (literally). I love attaching ornaments to Christmas prezzies as gift tags or next to them to dress up the wrapping since I usually just wrap with parcel paper. I love the old school look to parcel paper at Christmas time.
To do this project pic a good sized simple shaped ornament. I used a star.
Trace around your ornament giving yourself a pit of extra space for seam allowance.
Pin the cut out paper shape onto your fabric and cut around your fabric (right sides together). Do not cut closely or around the ornament.
Keep the paper pinned on and stitch around it. (left the extra fabric and did it this way for stability with sewing small shapes)
Leave an opening (see the circle)
Turn it out and stuff, slip stitch the opening shut, and sew a button in the center. then sew a loop to hang your ornament up.
That is how simple it is to make a cookie cutter ornament!
Enjoy and I hope to see you over at The Crafting Fiend sometime soon !
ps. I know you may feel this is a bit early for Christmas stuff - but I'm Canadian and our Thanksgiving was the 1st week of October
Jen - thank you so very much - I love this tutorial!