Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wool Ornaments Free Pattern

You will need:
Felted Wool and Embroidery Floss
Colors of your choice
Assorted buttons or beads
Freezer paper
Cardstock or old greeting cards.
Regular Crafting Supplies

This is the pattern. 
This is on a sheet of 9 x 12 paper and the box is 2 1/2" x 3"
I am going to take this to work with me and scan it and create a .pdf file.
If you want that,
email me and I will send it to you.
Trace these patterns onto cardstock.
I have been using old greeting cards,
colorful patterns and really?..
I was beginning to hoard them,
it was time to put them to use.
Trace the patterns on to freezer paper.
Iron the freezer paper to the wool. 
You don't actually cut the pattern out of freezer paper,
you leave paper around the edge of it.
It is easier to cut out the wool accurately if you are cutting through
the paper and the wool.
Make sense?
I hope so.
Now go to your recliner or couch and cut away and make a big mess.
I did use the rotary cutter to cut out the squares.
Way faster!


Blanket stitch the face first and overcast the top edge of the face.
The hat is blanket stitched next,
then the nose.
( I don't use a pattern for the noses, I just cut them out. 
I think that they have more character if they are all a little different)
The eyes are french knots and the mouth just straight stitches.


Blanket stitch the ginger down.
The eyes are french knots and the mouth is straight stitches.

Sew on the buttons or beads.


Blanket stitch the trunk first.
The Tree is done next.
Embellish as you choose.


Blanket stitch the two rectangles together starting at the top right hand side.
When you get to the top left side,
tack in the jute for the hanger.
Stuff with a small amount of polyfil.
Blanket stitch across the top and
tack in the other end of the hanger.
How easy was that? 

If you do not know how to blanket stitch or french knot.
YouTube is your friend.
You can learn ANYTHING on YouTube!

You are welcome to share this pattern or tutorial on your blog,
just please don't take it as your own.
That would make me a little tense.

If you make some of these,
please let me know.
I would love to see what you do with the pattern!


Farmhouse prims said...

Wow, I have been wanting to make some Christmas ornies, I would love to have the pattern, thank you for sharing this pattern. You make such awesome things. my email.

Hugs, Lecia

acorn hollow said...

These are very sweet I made a larger version for coasters. to give at chirstmas.

Sheila said...

These are very sweet Cathy! Looks like fun little projects to work on in the evening or maybe a take along project once you have things cut out. Would make nice package accents for the holidays too.

Hope you have a great day.

Teresa said...

Too cute! Thanks for sharing. Love the little snowman smiles.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Christine said...

Oh this is perfect - just the kind of project I can do this weekend and even encourage my daughter ti try some stitchin!
Thanks so much for sharing another great tutorial and patterns!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Thanks Cathy for sharing ~ they're so sweet!
Prim Blessings

Raggedy Creations said...

Great tutorial. Thanks Cathy.


Carmen at Primcats said...

Cute! THanks for sharing!

Carmen and the Primcats

Sabrina @Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial. I can't wait to make some of these.
Have a great day

TheCrankyCrow said...

Very, very, cute Cathy - and so sweet of you to share....I'll get right on these...(Yeah sure!) ;o) Oh stop tempting me with more projects!! I think I've exceeded the legal limit for WIP's.... Hope you're having a wonderful day! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

frontporchprims said...

These ornaments are perfect!! I was just recently given a table christmas tree and these are just the right size for it. Thanks for the pattern and idea. I can't wait to start gathering the items to make them.

Ellie's Country Accents said...

I love the wool ornaments. Thanks for the pattern.

Susannah said...

I would really enjoy these ornaments! It is very nice of you to share this pattern. Thank you very much.

My email is:

Have a happy day!

Primitive Echoes said...

These ornaments are great. I was wondering if I could still get the pattern in email please?
Thanks for sharing.

Prims and Annies said...

These are so cute ...just found you..I would love the pattern PDF if still available

Thanks so much

Sophie said...

I would love the pattern for your wool ornaments. Thanks!

pweston524 at

Sharlene said...

Would love to have the patterns for
the ornaments. They are really cute.
thank you so much

Karen Stevens said...

would you please send me the tutorial and patterns for your wool ornaments. I love them.