So it’s one week before Christmas and you think you don’t have time to make an ornament? Wrong! These Fabric Scrap Rosette Ornaments are pretty quick…. What a great scrappy project- You know those long skinny scraps left over after you trim the excess backing from your quilt? Perfect! Fat quarters are also perfect for this project. (Oh, and Jelly Rolls will work too, even though they’re 2 1/2″ wide instead of 3″). You can even use up your scraps of fusible webbing.
If there’s no time to make them for Christmas, you could make them in any fabrics and hang them in your window, or attach to gifts as an embellishment. You could tie them around the neck of a Mason Jar mix or bottle of wine or vinegar for a great hostess gift. Make Blue & White ones to mimic snowflakes for January, or try Red & Pink fabrics for adorable Valentine’s Day decorating.
You will need:
Scraps of fabric
Needle and Thread
Thread or Cord for hanging
To make the ornament, cut 2 strips of fabric about 3 x 19″.
Cut fusible webbing so that it is slightly smaller than fabric strip and fuse, according to manufacturer’s directions, to WRONG SIDE of one fabric strip. (You can piece together scraps of the fusible web, as I did.)
Remove paper backing and fuse the other strip of fabric to the one with the fusible web, RIGHT SIDES OUT.
Trim the strip to 2 x 18″.
Accordion fold the strip, pressing the creases with your fingers as you go. The creases will stay in the strip, so when the folded piece of fabric becomes too bulky to hold, you can release it and go on to the next section.
Run a needle and thread through all of the pleats except for the first and last ones. Pull thread so it is snug and tie the thread off.
Sew the edges together. Use matching thread (I used contrasting thread so you could see it better in the photo.)
Attach thread or cord to make a hanging loop.
To make the yo-yo for the center, cut a circle that is 4″ in diameter. Make a running stitch all the way around, about 1/8″ from the edge. (No need to turn the raw edge under, it will be hidden by the button.)
Pull thread to gather and tie off.
Sew a button to the yo-yo. Glue the yo-yo to the ornament.
If you would like a double-sided ornament, simply glue another yo-yo and button to the back.
Click here for a printable PDF of this tutorial.
Thank you Jacquelynne!!! Love seeing your emails in my inbox!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!
Thanks for all the great ideas this year ?
Thanks for this really cute idea. Hoping you enjoy your visit with your daughter and that you all have a very Merry Christmas!
Thanks for the Christmas ornament, grand daughter will like these on the trees for years.
Thanks, Jacquelynne – these will be great as add-ons to parcels to give them that extra touch and then go on their tree after they open the gift!
I pray that you and yours have a great holiday together and a terrific year ahead. Grad school, eh? I hope she gets somewhere close to home so she can visit easily.
I want to thank you for everything you’ve contributed to my crafting this year. Your projects are always well set out with such clear instructions that anyone could follow. Take a well-earned rest and I’m looking forward to what the coming year will bring.
Thank you for sharing your ideas and projects.
Thank you this is too cute!
Thanks for a lovely quick idea,
Have a lovely Xmas and New Year. enjoy having your daughter home for the holidays
Looking forward to whatever you have for us in 2017
Beautiful patterns , I love this site
Thank you for the rosette ornament instructions. I’ve been struggling with another ornament that has proven to be too time-consuming. The rosette will solve all my problems. Merry Christmas and thank you for all you do and share.
That is just a beautiful ornament. Thanks for the instructions.
thank you for allowing this to be printed in the Country Register this month. I tried one, but I had trouble keeping the pleats even. Do you have some hints to keep the pleats all the same size? Also, my iron doesn’t seem to hold the pleats very well.
The pleats might not be holding if your fusible is too heavy, maybe try switching to a lighter weight one.
For making the pleats the same size, you could try marking the table with 2 rows of masking tape, and try to use that as a folding guideline. Also, I think you’ll also get better with practice.
Thanks for writing!