The festive season is upon us, and what better way to spruce up your Christmas tree than with handmade ornaments? The Scrappy Improv Christmas Tree Ornaments tutorial is a delightful guide that teaches you how to turn your fabric scraps into charming tree ornaments.
The tutorial is a treasure trove for those looking to declutter their scrap bin. Inspired by a friend who turns fabric scraps into beautiful quilts, the author decided to create a set of ornaments using leftover pieces from a Santa Claus Lane 5″ pre-cut stack of fabric. The ornaments are constructed improvisationally, making them a great project to practice your improv technique.
The guide offers a video tutorial to walk you through the steps, ensuring that even sewing novices can follow along. You’ll start by cutting your fabric and cardstock into varying widths and lengths. The tutorial emphasizes the importance of sewing the fabric strips to the cardstock, creating a sturdy base for your ornament.
Once your fabric is attached to the cardstock, you’ll draw a triangle shape to form the tree. The tutorial provides tips on how to make sure your tree shape is symmetrical and well-proportioned. After sewing along the lines, you’ll trim the piece and add a glitter cardstock trunk for that extra sparkle.
The ornaments are versatile and can be used in various ways. You can tie them to a wrapped Christmas gift, create a Christmas pennant or banner, or even write on the cardstock if you leave the fabric off the back.
Whether you’re looking to add a personal touch to your Christmas decor or searching for a fun and practical sewing project, this tutorial offers a rewarding experience. So grab your fabric scraps, cardstock, and sewing machine, and let’s create some festive magic!