No Sew “quilted” ornament

This blog post is intended to give you the exact amounts for what you need to create this beautiful ornament, it is hard to convey how to make this ornament in writing so i recommend watching the video tutorial so you can have a better understanding

For this project you will need 3″ styrofoam balls

Cotton Fabric

Pretty ribbon

For the entire ornament you will need cotton squares cut into 3″ x 3″ pieces

for the main fabric on the ball you will need 24 3×3″ pieces

accent fabric you will need 16 3×3″ pieces

you will also need a 11″ by 2″ piece cut out of the main fabric

Taking a piece of fabric fold it in half and then again to find the centre point, place a pin through the fabric through the wrong side and stick it into the ball, fold the piece in half and then take the top corners folding them down to create a triangle. this ball is formed by many triangles formed this way

once you have finished one side with half of the fabric you will repeat the process on the opposite side, try to keep it centre with the previous side

your finger tips might start to get sore at this point so i recommend a thimble to help push the pins in

once both sides have been complete you will take the strip of fabric, iron the sides in 1/4″ in and then hot glue it around the ball to hide the raw edges

tuck a loop of ribbon under the fabric before your are finished hot gluing the fabric

using some pretty ribbon create a large bow to place on top to hide the seam of the fabric

if you make this please share on instagram @charmedbyashley

 

Easy Fabric Folded Ornament

Easy Folded Fabric Ornament

Things you will need for this project

Two different Cotton print fabric

Ribbon or yarn for the loop

gem, button for the centre

Print out a circle 7-8" in diameter for a template or use a bowl or pot lid as a template

 

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Cut out 1 circle from each fabric

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place the circles right sides together

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Sew around the circle with a 1/4" seam allowance, leave a 2 to 3" opening for turning

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Flip the piece right sides out, do a top stitch around the edge about 1/8" away from the edge as you go over the open hole fold it inwards to seal it up

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Grab a needle and  thread, ribbon of some sort and a centre piece if you wish

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Fold the piece in half finding the centre point, use your needle and thread and insert into the fabric near the edge, go to the other side of the centre point and again insert your needle into the edge of the fabric, pull the fabric tight so it looks like this

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find the insert secting corner points and again sew those corners together until it looks like this

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going to each point fold the fabric over to the back so it looks like this, do this a total of 4 times and fiddle with the fabric until it all looks even and forms a perfect square

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thread a string or ribbon through one corner hiding the knot under the folded fabric in the back.

finished with decorating the centre if you wish

 

 

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