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Thread: Hand Stitched Felt Christmas Tree Decorations

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    Hand Stitched Felt Christmas Tree Decorations

    Today I finished stitching the last of Twelve Christmas Tree Ornaments for teaching samples for our small local community Craft Group. They asked me to teach this project at our Christmas in July meeting. Our Craft day is tomorrow and they will choose which decorations they want to make and maybe they will need me to do kits up for them. I need to give them a materials list tomorrow and as this is a sit & stitch group they have to be hand stitched. I started this project on Monday and I had to make templates for most of them so it has been an intense project and I found myself stitching into the wee hours. However, I really enjoyed making them, maybe because I like to fiddle. They are all made from felt with a couple having fabric appliques on them.
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    They are lovely! You did a wonderful job!

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    Very cute great job.....

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    great ornaments, especially like the tree

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    They look great!

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    I like them all!

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    Like all of them, good job !

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    Fabulous! I just emailed myself you pics...I have to try to organize a group from guild to make ornaments for a Christmas tree display this holiday season.....I'm sure your designs will be included..hope I have your permission!

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    great job, very pretty
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    Love them all ... did you make your own templates?
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    Really pretty!

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    Gorgeous! I bought a set to make for my sewing room Christmas tree from a vendor. I wish I'd seen yours 1st! Maybe you can either sell your patterns or post them on our tutorial page???
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjsnacks View Post
    Love them all ... did you make your own templates?
    Yes, I made my own templates as I didn't have instructions for these, I just had the pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    Fabulous! I just emailed myself you pics...I have to try to organize a group from guild to make ornaments for a Christmas tree display this holiday season.....I'm sure your designs will be included..hope I have your permission!
    That is quite okay, I made my own templates as all I had were pictures from the internet. I just cut and sewed and looked at the images for direction. They were not difficult to make, I used back stitch, stem stitch, blanket stitch & fly stitch for the embroidery and joining the pieces together. I just used beads, ribbon etc from my stash. I found the easiest way to cut the holly leaves all the same, was to trace the leaf design onto steam a seam, hand press it to the felt, cut out and peel both paper and sticky web away. Good luck with your Guild, there are lots of pictures on the internet and Pinterest. I have a lot saved here, some I have pinned and some of my own making.
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    Those are so cute!! You did a great job!
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    They all came out great. I love sewing on felt and doing felt kits.
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    Your ornaments are beautiful! Your meeting is going to be so much fun!
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    Betty J., I love them all, what a wonderful job you did on them, without patterns to boot!!!!! I love Cardinals but if I had to choose one ornament it would be the red bells, are those buttons along the edges?

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    I love hand stitched ornaments... these are really nice!! Wish I could come to your group!!
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    Adorable. You did a wonderful job. I would happily make any or ALL of them. Hope your class goes well.
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    Those are so nicely done! Thanks for sharing.
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    Silly me! I was looking for the "tree" ornament. Guess what, didn't find any trees. Did find some really cute tree ornaments, though.
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    Wow!! Really nice. I so wish I could do that, but my hands are not so great now.

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    Very lovely. I am sure everyone will appreciate your work.

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    Beautiful! BettyJ, I already knew you did wonderful handwork, so this was not a surprise. But how I would love to make all of those ornaments!
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