Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Airship Ornament

Last year, for Blaze's birthday in December, I posted a picture of the airship ornament I made out of wool felt, wool stuffing, and embroidery floss. I promised that I would soon post a pattern for it, but things got hectic and we were out of town for much of December, so the pattern was never posted.

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So, here it is, many months later...

I just finished making another little airship ornament, because I joined a Secret Santa ornament swap. It reminded me that I had not yet posted this pattern, so, without further ado, here are the instructions for making a little felt airship ornament:

Print this image out as a full sheet of paper:
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Embroider the lines on the blimp, by backstitching a contrasting color of embroidery floss.

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Sew on the side fins, to give the airship a more three dimensional look.

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Put the two pieces of the blimp together, with the neat side of the stitching facing outward. Blanket stitch most of the way around, leaving a small space for stuffing.

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Stuff.

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Sew the opening closed.

Sew the two halves of the ship together using blanket stitch and matching thread. Continue stitching until all the raw edges are finished.

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Attach the ship to the blimp with embroidery floss "ropes" ( you may notice from the pictures that I did not do this the same way on the blue ornament, as I did on the brown one. There is no right or wrong way to do this.).

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Attach a "jump ring" through the fabric at the top of the blimp and feed a ribbon through the ring to form a loop for hanging the ornament.

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The ship is big enough to hold a small piece of candy.

2 comments:

Jade! said...

This is SO cute! Thanks for posting. Now I know what I'm going to make my best friend for Christmas: a dozen airship ornaments all in different colors! Thanks again!

Jade
mymessymermaid.blogspot.com

kiddo said...

I love this! I love Tea Candy btw. lol

Crafty Crow