A few years ago, I saw this beautiful advent calendar.
Thus began the dream of learning to sew...and attempting one of my own.
So, in late November and early December, felt and my sewing machine became a form of therapy.
And now, in late January, I thought I would share how my ornaments turned out.
Here's how I did them:
I found a design I liked on the internet or drew one of my own on freezer paper.
If I found it online, then I printed it out on freezer paper.
Next, I ironed the freezer paper on to the felt and cut it out...eventually peeling off the freezer paper.
Then, I sewed it together...putting a folded piece of elastic to hang the ornament.
(Elastic wasn't the best idea. It's just what I had on hand.)
I learned that if I wanted the back side to be neat and to match up well with the front side,
it was best not to cut out the backside before sewing.
Instead, I just sewed the front to a larger piece of felt and then cut the back to be even with the front. I hope that makes sense. It took me a while before I figured that one out.
They are far from perfect, but I learned a lot.
And, I liked how they turned out.
You can find the link for the book we used in this post.
We eventually stopped doing the readings, and just read the Scripture.
His Word was sufficient...and so good to think upon.
If you have a sewing machine and haven't played with wool felt, try it!
It is so much fun (and easy) to work with.