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All projects are FREE, however, donations towards the upkeep of Walkabout Crafts are much appreciated. Please click below to make a donation..The ornaments can be made from either cotton, rayon or silk velvet - whichever you prefer. They are trimmed with a combination of braids, sequins, beads and also embroidery.
You will need
Two pieces of green velvet approx 6 inches square for the Christmas tree and two pieces 2 x 3 inches for the base of the tree
Two pieces of red or burgundy velvet approx 6 inches square for each Santa Claus, heart, star, candle, and boot ornament
Gold and silver sequins in two sizes 3mm and 6mm in diameter
Star shaped sequins in gold and silver
Gold and silver round glass beads
Gold and silver bugle beads
Textured gold beads
Strong sewing threads to match velvet
Gold and silver embroidery threads
3mm wide gold braid
Pin cushion stuffing
DMC Coton a broder, shade 948 for Santa face
The patterns given are actual size. Trace the patterns, indicating main decorative lines and adding 1cm seam allowances to the outer edges.
Cut out each shape twice, remembering to reverse the fabric for the second side.
Making the ornaments
1. With right sides together, stitch around outer edge of decorations taking a 1cm seam allowance leaving a small opening to turn through.
2. Trim seam allowances, then clip to seams at points and curved edges. Turn to right side and stuff. Slipstitch opening closed.
Sew tub in position on the tree. Stitch silver glass beads in a chevron pattern. Stitch silver bugle beads, stars and large sequins as shown. Stitch braid around outer edge of the tree, beginning and crossing over at the base. Using gold thread embroider three vertical lines of stem stitch down centre and around outer edge of tub.
Stitch four rows of braid around top of boot. Add bugle beads and small gold sequins in a chevron. Stitch a row of gold glass beads to base of boot. Stitch three small gold sequins to centre of boot. Using gold thread and stem stitch, embroider holly leaves coming out from the sequins.
Using gold thread, stitch large gold sequins and gold glass beads to star as show. Stitch braid around outer edge of star and trail. Fill in trail with rows of gold glass beads.
Using coton a broder 948, work face in long straight stitches. With silver thread, backstitch outline of face and sack strap, then embroider beard and moustache with straight stitches.
Using gold thread, outline arm, toe of boot in stem stitch. Use long straight stitches for hand
Using silver thread, stitch stars to sack, large sequins to jacket and hat. Stitch rows of gold glass beads to hat, sleeve and hem. Define waist with gold braid and eyes with stitches in a dark thread.
Using silver thread, stem stitch circle in heart centre, stitch silver and gold glass beads alternately to curved lines shown on chart. Embroider leaves in silver thread and satin stitch. Follow diagram to add stars, large silver sequins and cluster of textured gold beads to centre area of heart. Outline heart with row of bugle beads alternating with small sequins.
Define base with braid, making a loop. Add extra braid and row or gold textured beads to candle. Using gold thread, stitch bugle beads and sequins for flame. Stitch gold stars to base, linked with two long stitches.
'Project submitted by Kimberley Merchant from Kimberley's Crafts'
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