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Christmas Fabric Ball Ornaments

I love these little ornaments. VERY VERY easy to make which is why I wanted to make them in the first place. The way these are made are the basis for all the ornments I'm making this Christmas season and AM I ON A ROLL!!!!!




The secret to all these ornaments is Pellon Peltex double sided fusible ultrafirm stabilizer. I've used this stuff before when I was making quilted postcards. Since both sides of this very firm stabilizer is fusible it's very easy to just iron on fabric on both sides. Then I just cut out whatever shapes I want to make. In this case it's little round "Christmas ball" ornaments.
Here is the Pellon Peltex double fusible (the white stuff - this image is from Amazon and it can be bought from them or Joann Fabrics) in between two layers of fabric (the hot pink with white dot fabric).
Then I iron it on all at once. It goes quick quick quick.
Now I have the whole sheet of Pellon Peltex with fabric on both sides so now I use a glass to pencil circles all over the new very stiff fabric.
I cut them out.

Now that I have these nifty stiff circles I can do anything with them. I could glue on lace, trim, etc. but I decided to sew these things on with my trusty industrial machine which I've had for year a few years now. When my sister bought a new Husqvarna she gave me this machine and it sews through anything. It's great.

Sew on or glue whatever trims you want and then glue on a hanger.
And a bow. I use this great glue - Fabri-Tac. This is waterproof, too. I've put things through the wash with this glue and it never gives up.



Hope you are enjoying the Christmas Season!
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6 comments:

  1. Howdy
    Oh thank you so much !!!!
    I have a bolt of fabric I have been staring at and simply stuck with wondering what to do .
    I knew I wanted to make Christmas ornaments of some kind but was at a complete loss until you saved the day :)
    Thank you Linda God bless you sweetie .
    Have a wonderful December
    Until next time
    Happy Trails

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  2. What wonderful ornaments ... thank you for the tutorial.

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  3. Very cute--may have to try these.

    Melinda

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  4. This will definitivly go into my Christmas idea box for next year. Awesome tutorial.
    Thank you for sharing at Holly Bloggy.

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  5. This is a great idea. I have never heard of double fusible fabric, now I am inspired! And kudos on actually using an antique sewing machine that is wonderful! Thanks so much for adding this link to the Christmas Party!

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  6. Those are absolutely adorable! I love that you included a pic of the bold of Peltex too. (I'm so visual). Wouldn't they make absolutely adorable (keepsake) gift tags too?
    Thank you for linking this to my "Very Merry Christmas Party" on sweetjeanette.com. I'm thrilled you did!

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