Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Day 9 of Handmade Ornaments

Hi all, welcome to Day 9 of the 12 Days of Handmade Ornaments.

Today Melissa @ The Polka Dot Chair is sharing the sweetest little ornament with us that you are sure to love, especially if you like to sew, and even if you never have give it a try!

So here is Melissa, enjoy and have a great day!

Hi!! My name is Melissa Mortenson, about a year ago, I started a blog that used to be called something different, but today it's called, The Polkadot Chair! Come visit me there for lots more creative ideas and tutorials. I love to sew and I love to create! I also love a good challenge! So this little project today was right up my alley!! When Kristin asked me to participate in the 12 Handmade Ornaments project, I started to think.. "what kind of ornament would I want?"... Then I decided it would be great to have a tree with ornaments all made from fabric from my favorite designers. After I decided that, they, of course would all have to be handbags!

Then I decided that the hand bag would make a great ornament! You could use it as a gift and fill it with money or a gift card (or if your are lucky, something sparkly!!) To begin: Cut 2 pieces of fabric 3 1/2 tall by 4 " wide Iron on interfacing to both pieces. Sew together along the 4" side, press seam open. (this is the center bottom seam of the bag)

Cut 2 pieces of ribbon each 6" long. Place the ribbon right side down on the top of the bag. Stitch in place. Repeat for other side of bag.

With right sides together, sew the side seams of the bag.
Turn under top of bag 1/8" and top stitch in place.

Tear a piece of fabric 1 1/2" wide by 9" long. Using a needle and thread, run a gathering stitch along one of the long edges. Gather fabric up until it is in a circle. Stitch in place.

Without cutting the thread, sew 1 small fabric flower and 1 glitter button to center of flower. Stitch in place.
Sew onto bag!!
That's it your done! It's easy enough you could make a whole tree of them!!


Helena said...

Ornament? I am making this as a gift! Its so perfect for my sister in law- she loves tiny purses and big flowers. Thank you so much for the idea!

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Bridget said...

Those would be so cute tied to the top of gifts! My girls are getting some that's for sure.

Becca said...

Melissa...that is sooooo you and that's why I love it! way to go!

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

HEE hee, LOVE these!!!! Too fun!

Amy Priddy said...

That is sooo cute! Love it!

Vicki K said...

This is so cute! I'd embellish with a yo yo! How cute to enclose a love note or sentimental sentiment! This project is going to happen! Thanks sor sharing!

Tina said...

I know this post is old but I stumbled across it, thought it was cute and wanted to share my version: Thanks for sharing the tutorial!