Christ in Christmas Message Ornaments Tutorial
- Charm square panel. We used our exclusive Inspired Words of Faith panel.
- Fusible stabilizer (medium weight)
- Ric-rac or ribbon
- Knitting needle, pencil or chop stick for turning
- Pins and hand sewing needle
Cut apart the charm squares from the panel along the cut lines (so they are 4.5 inches square)and cut 4 inch squares for each of them from the stabilizer.
Cut pairs of 6 inch squares from the print fabrics.
With an iron, fuse the stabilizer squares to the centers of the wrong sides of the charm squares,
leaving 1/4 inch of fabric showing on each side.
Fold sides over towards the center and press.
Center charm squares on front squares of fabrics and pin into place.
Top stitch message square in place.
Cut a 5 inch long piece of ric-rac, fold in half and baste to center top of each front piece.
With right sides together, pin and stitch ornament backs to the fronts, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance
and leaving a 2 inch gap along the bottom for turning.
Clip corners to remove bulk.
Turn ornaments right side out, using a knitting needle or pencil to carefully push out corners. Press flat.
Stuff with poly-fill using same instrument to push into corners and hand stitch opening closed.