Dec 3 2014
DIY Initial Holiday Ornament
Post by sara albers

DIY Initial ornament tutorialpost by Sara

Ready for a handmade holiday? We are! We have come up with a super simple sewing project to make a personalized gift this holiday. We love how this simple project looks extra special with mixed patterned fabrics and sparkly ribbon.

Read more for the full tutorial…



Step 1: Cut out initial template. I used Word, Arial Black font, size 350.

Step 2: Make a 4.5 in x 4.5 in square using scrap fabric. Sew the right side ends to together. I used three pieces of coordinating fabrics.

Step 3: Using initial template, determine your design.

Step 4: Iron down seams and iron onto a piece of fusible fleece batting to add weight to the ornament.

Step 5: Cut the initial shape on both layers of fabric.

Step 6: Place and pin ribbon in the top seam. Sew along all edges, leaving raw edges.




Photos by Sara Albers. all rights reserved.

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  • NameNameNameNameSharon DavisOctober 7, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Gonna do this!\

  • Eden PassanteOctober 28, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    These are really fun and would make great gifts!

  • MaryNovember 23, 2015 at 6:35 am

    these look like a lot of fun to make and fairly fast, at that. thank you For sharing!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • DESNovember 28, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Love it. I will be making each of the kids, their spouse’s, the Grandkids and spouse’s without forgetting the great grandkids plus two question marks for the two being born in the spring.
    Can you tell i am excited.
    thank you

  • TerryNovember 13, 2018 at 7:58 am

    How can I get the pattern for these letter? Love the idea.!!

  • Terry HaywoodDecember 1, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    I can not find the right size letters for the ornaments. How can I get them please.