Make your own Christmas ornaments! This kit comes with supplies to make two fabric star ornaments. Each fabric star is made using five inch square cotton Christmas fabrics, with coordinating patterns on either side, a small bead and a wire ornament hanger. Everything you need is included in the kit to assemble except for elmers glue to glue the bead in the center of ornament. Instructions are provided to enable people who are blind or visually impaired to assemble by touch.
This project can be made as a simple no sew project using a safety pin to attach, or you can choose to make it a simple sewing project by attaching with a few tack stitches. Either way you will enjoy putting this ornament together as much as you will enjoy them on your tree!
See text directions for assembly below, or you can search YouTube for a narrated presentation of the assembly instructions: Mitsy Kit Christmas Folded Fabric Star Ornament Instructions.
Step 1: In your kit you will have a 5 inch fabric square made up of two fabric patterns sewn together so that there are different patterns on front and back. The square is folded so that two points of the square are meeting in the center with a safety pin loosely attaching them through the back center. The safety pin is not closed shut so there is tape covering the opened part of safety pin on the front side.
Step 2: Carefully remove the tape that is covering the opened part of the safety pin on the front center so that you do not unpin the fabric. Pull the other two points of the square to the center and put the open end of safety pin through the tip of the two points so that all four points are joined at the center, then push tip of safety pin back down through the back center of the fabric square and close safety pin shut. You can leave the safety pin there, or if you prefer to stitch the center points together you can do this now by making small stitches in center, tie off to secure and remove safety pin.
Step 3: Feel the tactile stitches along the perimeters of the four folded fabric points extending from the outer point to the center. Working with one point at a time, fold up the tactile stitches like a shawl collar so that they form a tear drop shape opening from the outer point to the center. Do this for all four points. This creates the star pattern revealing the coordinating fabric on the inside of the square.
Step 4: Use one of the glue dots to attach to the small wooden bead, then adhere the small wooden bead to the center of the fabric star where the points meet at the middle. (Or sew on the bead to middle)
Step 5: To attach your ornament hanger, place the bottom half of the wire ornament hanger flush against the back side of one of the points of the fabric star and place the round velcro sticker on top of it to secure in place. Hang with the hook to display.
We hope you enjoy this ornament kit. Please feel free to call us with any questions! 978-419-1824