“On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me a partridge in a pear tree”
… and here is a pear from the tree! This is a quick and easy sewing project that I have put together for Sew A Softie for Christmas, which is a blog hop organised by Trixi of coloured buttons blog.
Now I’m absolutely not an expert when it comes to sewing, in fact I’m quite a beginner and this is only the second ever sewing project I have ever shared. The first was a set of weather rocks in a hand-sewn drawstring bag. If I am able to do this you can too!
This pear adds a cheerful splash of fruity colour to our tree and it only took me about an hour to make with beginner stitches, pattern creation and all.
You will need:
• this happy pear template (or quickly sketch your own)
• soft felt in pale green with scraps in pink, green, brown and red for the extra details (leaf, stalk and face)
• embroidery thread
• needle and pins
- Attach your pattern to two pieces of felt with pins and cut out your pear shape.
- Cut out the extra shapes you will need: a leaf, a stalk, a mouth and some pink spots for cheeks
- Sew on your facial details (or you could alternatively glue them on using fabric glue). The eyes are embroidered on with black thread.
- Sew on the stalk and leaf, adding a line of running stitch down the centre of the leaf.
- Sew the two pear shapes together using blanket stitch until you have a small gap left for the stuffing.
- Stuff through the gap and sew the gap together.
- Sew a cord onto the back and tie together so you can now hang your ornament.
I told you it was easy! Don’t forget to visit the blog hop for lots more hand-sewn Christmas softie cuteness.
You might also like:
• Make some cute happy star ornaments using polymer clay
• We love how these Rainbow Fairy themed wooden spoon ornaments turned out!
• Use our printable template to create some colourful mini paper angel ornaments
• There is also a template to create some classic mini paper lantern ornaments
• For younger kids these cardboard shape ornaments are easy and fun o make – also includes free template
• You can’t go past glitter-encrusted nature ornaments for young and old to make!
We also have lots (and lots!) of ideas on our Christmas Crafts board on Pinterest. It is one of our most popular boards with over 1.7k pins so check it out.