The Seam-Stressed Seamstress
The Seam-Stressed Seamstress Gets Crafty: “BALLS” Said the Queen! Part 3: Fabric ornaments!As promised, these are the final set of ornaments that I have made for my Christmas tree! They are rather time consuming, but come together beautifully! Best of all, you can make these out of scrap fabric! Here is what you’ll need:~Smooth foam balls ~pen~Scrap fabric~Tape measure~Butter knife~Xatco knife~Ribbons, beads, flowers, and any other pretty things you wanna put on!~Glue gunI should caution you, you will get blisters from this project. Working with the two different knives takes a toll on your fingers after a time. I will probably post construction photos later but here are the steps for now.1) Trace around the ball along the mold line. 2) Trace around the ball again so it becomes divided into quarters. *you can divide these again if you like for a different look*3) Measure the length and width of one of the quarters and make a paper pattern. (it should look like a leaf, kind of)4) Using the xacto knife, cut along the lines you drew to create little canyons.5) Cut out a piece of fabric using the pattern. Use the butter knife to stuff the fabric into the canyons. Keep going around the ball until it is covered. 6)Hot glue ribbons around the ball to cover the sections where you stuffed in the fabric.7) Add a loop of ribbon to the top and secure it with a pin or glue.8) Continue to decorate to your heart’s content!You can make them as traditional or crazy as you want. They are very charming. Hopefully I will get some progression pic up for this, but if not, Merry Christmas and have fun!!

The Seam-Stressed Seamstress Gets Crafty: “BALLS” Said the Queen! Part 3: Fabric ornaments!

As promised, these are the final set of ornaments that I have made for my Christmas tree! They are rather time consuming, but come together beautifully! Best of all, you can make these out of scrap fabric! Here is what you’ll need:

~Smooth foam balls 
~pen
~Scrap fabric
~Tape measure
~Butter knife
~Xatco knife
~Ribbons, beads, flowers, and any other pretty things you wanna put on!
~Glue gun

I should caution you, you will get blisters from this project. Working with the two different knives takes a toll on your fingers after a time. I will probably post construction photos later but here are the steps for now.

1) Trace around the ball along the mold line.
2) Trace around the ball again so it becomes divided into quarters. *you can divide these again if you like for a different look*
3) Measure the length and width of one of the quarters and make a paper pattern. (it should look like a leaf, kind of)
4) Using the xacto knife, cut along the lines you drew to create little canyons.
5) Cut out a piece of fabric using the pattern. Use the butter knife to stuff the fabric into the canyons. Keep going around the ball until it is covered.
6)Hot glue ribbons around the ball to cover the sections where you stuffed in the fabric.
7) Add a loop of ribbon to the top and secure it with a pin or glue.
8) Continue to decorate to your heart’s content!

You can make them as traditional or crazy as you want. They are very charming. Hopefully I will get some progression pic up for this, but if not, Merry Christmas and have fun!!