17 DIY Ornaments to Sew and Make

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Get inspired to decorate your Christmas tree with these DIY ornaments to sew and to make. Lots of these even have free sewing patterns.

Handmade ornaments are such a special part of decorated Christmas trees. I love making ornaments for my kids so that one day when they move away and have their own trees, they’ll be able to one day decorate their trees with their own ornaments.

These are all the ornaments I’ve made over the years. Some of these are only sewing and some of these are only hot glue. Some of these have free sewing patterns and some of these are made with a cutting machine.

17 DIY Ornaments to Sew and Make

What is a PDF sewing pattern?

A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.

I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!

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How do you use a PDF sewing pattern?

Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size. Learn how to use PDF sewing patterns.

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Do you love to sew? Try one of these sewing projects:

DIY Ornaments to Sew and Make

DIY Wood Bead Ornament

DIY Wood Bead Ornament

Learn how to make a DIY wood bead ornament for a simple Christmas decoration. This Christmas craft is easy but it makes a statement.

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DIY Fair Isle Ornament with a Free Pattern

Learn how to make a DIY fair isle ornament with a free mini quilt pattern. This intricate pattern makes a great Christmas sewing project!

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DIY Star Ornament

Learn how to make a DIY star ornament with plaid fabric and a button. It’s a cute, easy, and simple Christmas sewing project.

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DIY Photo Frame Felt Ornament

Learn how to make a DIY photo frame ornament out of felt. It’s a great Christmas sewing project to decorate a tree with photos of the year.

DIY Fabric Ornament Ball with Free Pattern

DIY Fabric Ornament Ball with Free Pattern

Learn how to make a DIY Fabric Ornament ball with a free sewing pattern. Use the same fabric or alternate fabrics for a classic ornament.

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DIY Tree Shaped Ornament

Learn how to make a DIY tree shaped ornament for a Christmas tree. This Christmas sewing project is a great little gift to decorate the tree.

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Free Gift Card Holder Sewing Pattern

Learn how to make a gift card holder with a free sewing pattern. These look like Christmas tags and can hold a gift card or tiny card and envelope!

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DIY Unicorn Ornament

Make a sweet DIY unicorn ornament that will give your Christmas tree just a touch of magic. This felt unicorn can be made in lots of different colors!

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DIY Gingerbread Ornament with Leather

Use leather to make a DIY gingerbread ornament. Cut out the shape and the frosting details with a Cricut Maker for an easy project!

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DIY Mermaid Ornament

Create a whimsical and coastal Christmas tree with this DIY mermaid ornament. Mermaids are magical and just so fun for kids (and grownups)!

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DIY Gryffindor Ornament

Make a DIY Gryffindor ornament for someone who loves Harry Potter. Use a Cricut Maker and sewing machine for a quick ornament project.

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DIY Leather Tree Ornament

Make a beautiful handmade ornament to hang on your Christmas tree. This DIY leather tree ornament uses hot glue and faux leather or leather!

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DIY Christmas Sweater Ornament

Use an old sweater to make an ornament! You’ll only need a sweater and ribbon to make a pretty Christmas Sweater Ornament.

DIY Christmas Ornament for a Sewist // heatherhandmade.com

DIY Upcycled Spool of Thread Ornament

Use a spool to make a gorgeous Christmas ornament for a sewist. This Upcycled Spool of Thread Ornament is a great way to use up empty spools!

DIY Leather Ornament Tutorial // heatherhandmade.com

DIY Leather Ornament Tutorial

Cut up leather to make a beautiful DIY leather ornament similar to a pinecone. This is a quick craft project with hot glue! Find an old leather purse and turn it into a gorgeous leather ornament!

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DIY Kid-Friendly Christmas Ornament

Make these adorable kid-friendly Christmas ornament with some cute fleece. Never worry about your kids playing with or breaking ornaments again!

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DIY Dog Ornament Tutorial

Learn how to make a cute faux fur ornament for the love of your beloved cat or dog. Match the color of the ribbon to the color of your pet’s collar.

If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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