Make this easy DIY fabric ornaments by tracing cookie cutters for decorating the tree or a quick home decor during the holiday season.
I still have lots of fabric scraps to use from the last project of making fabric gift card holder and the easy cloth napkins I made last year. So, I find a better use of it to turn the scraps into DIY Christmas fabric ornaments.
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Do you have a bunch of cookie cutters just sitting quietly inside the kitchen drawers? Surprisingly, I have lots of them from animal shapes, Christmas theme shapes, flower shapes, emoji shapes, and many more. Guess how many times I use them! I can say probably once or twice a year when I have a special request to make it from my kids.
Well, we are not baking this time. But we are going to use the cookie-cutters for making fabric ornaments.
I use fabric scraps that I stashed over the years. But also you can use fat quarter size fabric if you don’t have fabric scraps. To make it easy, I will use the fat quarter cotton fabric for the tutorials.
If there are no cookie cutters available, I also attach the pattern on PDF file. So, you need to cut the shape and trace it on fabric.
What You Need To Make Easy Fabric Cookie Cutter Ornaments
You will need two sheets of fat quarter size cotton fabric with different print and a half yard of the iron-on fusible fleece. Once you press it with an ironing machine, the fusible fleece will stay on one of the cotton fabric, so it won’t slide when you trace or sew it. If it not available, then you can use a half yard of quilt batting.
If you use fabric scraps, make sure it is at least about 4 inches x 5 inches, including the fusible fleece or the batting. That fabric size would be enough for one fabric ornament.
If the fabric scraps are too small, you can sew them together, just like preparing the easy patchwork. Then you will have a larger size fabric with multiple prints and colors.
- 2 sheets of fat quarter cotton fabric or fabric scraps
- Half yard of iron-on fusible fleece or quilt batting
- Small width ribbon or baker twine
- Cookie-cutter templates, if you would like to use the paper template
- Cookie cutters
- Pinking shears
- Disappeared ink fabric marker
- Scissors if needed
- Ironing machine if you use fusible fleece
- Sewing machine
How To Make Fabric Cookie Cutter Ornaments
- Sandwich the fabric – fusible fleece – fabric. The fusible fleece should be between the wrong side of both fabrics.
- If you are using fusible fleece, then press it with an ironing machine. Make sure you cover the whole material with another fabric like a pillowcase to prevent scorching the fleece. If you are using quilt batting, then skip this process and pin the sandwiched material.
- Trace the cookie cutters or the paper template on the fabric by using disappeared ink marker.
- Sew along the marked lines for each shape.
- Use the pinking shears to cut each shape just about 1/4 inches from the stitch.
- Cut the ribbons about 6 inches long each and seal the cut by using lighter to prevent fraying.
- Pin the ribbon or twine on top of the ornaments close to the stitch.
- Topstitch the spot where the ribbon is.
From two sheets of fat quarter fabrics, you will get about 20 pieces of fabric ornaments. By using two different printed material makes the fabric ornament reversible.
What Is Fabric Ornaments For
There are more ways you can use fabric ornaments other than for decorating the tree because fabric ornaments are non-breakable, reusable, and completely washable. You will be surprised at how usable they are.
Fabric Ornaments For Decorating The Tree
This way is probably the main idea of using fabric ornaments. It is a great way to change the decor theme. Sometimes we want the decor to look different than previous years. You also wouldn’t worry about broken ornaments if you have little kids or pets who want to play with ornaments.
Fabric Ornaments For Gift Toppers
Fabric Ornaments For Bottle Toppers
Says you want to gift your loved one a bottle of their favorite drink. Soda or juice are doesn’t matter. Make the gift more special by decorating the bottle with the fabric ornaments for the toppers.Make fabric ornaments by using something you have in one of the kitchen drawers! Click To Tweet
Fabric Ornaments For Garland
Change the looks of the mantel by making fabric ornaments garland. It is an inexpensive home decor with big impressions.
You can make different fabric ornaments based on various occasions. There are cookie cutters for Valentine’s day and Easter day. Even the shape of cars, animals, or flowers is excellent for decorating kid’s bedrooms.
Fabric Ornaments For Backpack Charms
This one probably the cutest one that kids will agree too. Loop the ribbon on the zipper pulls to attach the fabric ornaments.
More sewing project from scraps that perfect for stocking stuffers
- Easy Fabric Gift Card Holder Tutorial
- How To Sew Freezie Cozy
- Easy Binding Mug Rug
- How To Sew Pocket Tissue Holder
- 4 Easy Ways To Make Fabric Flowers