- Sewing machine (optional) but it goes a lot faster with one.
- You need squares of 2 contrasting Christmas fabrics or more than 2 types of fabric make a nice variety in 5" (charm pack size) or 6" size.
- Nancy Zieman's Circles Sew Simple tool (optional, this saves tracing circles time)
- Pins or large paperclips, or Clover Wonderclips, for holding squares together before sewing
- Fabric scissors for trimming
- Iron for pressing
- Hand sewing needle and thread for tacking
- Rat-tail cord or narrow ribbon for hanging - allow about 4" per ornament
- Buttons or Christmas type charms for center ornament embellishment.
If you have Nancy Zieman's Circles Sew Simple tool, you can make a lot of these quickly.
You can watch her "how to use the tool" free on her website or on YouTube.
She sells the "tool only" or a combo of the tool and the show on DVD
You can use a 5" charm pack or cut a lot of contrasting Christmas squares, I used my 6" ruler for squares.
Match a contrast set of 2 equal sized squares right sides together. Pin or clip with paperclips or Wonderclips together for stitching.
Use Circles Sew Simple tool to sew a circle to the edges of the square leaving about 1.5" open to flip rightside out.
Trim to outer edge of circular stitching.
Flip right sides out,
Top stitch 1/8" perimeter of the flipped rightside-out circle... careful to tuck in and catch to seal the 1.5" opening.
Proceed with folding as on the YouTube video. Here's the How-to video for Folded Fabric Ornaments:
Embellish with a decorative button, a Christmas-type charm, or decorative hand ribbon embroidery knots
Add ribbon or rat-tail cord for a hanger on each ornament.