Finishing your Christmas Ornaments
You should have received a template for the backing and the batting with your pattern.
If for some reason, you didn't, don't fret email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will email it to you ASAP.
Cut out your template. Remember don't use your fabric scissors. It will dull them very quickly.
Cut one of each for each ornament.
I like to use wool as a backing and have chosen a antique black. (Available at many of the friendly Etsy shops). And quilt batting (available at your local fabric store).
Turn in the edges of the punch and press with a hot iron. Watch your fingers!
Pin all together punch, Batting then backing!
I like to blanket stitch around the edges, using valdani thread that accents the punch, maybe even the same color as the outer border.
To finish I wound rusted wire around a dowel rod about 3 or four times and clipped. I made a larger one for the top and a smaller one for the bottom. Then using the same Valdani thread stitched it to the finished punch.
I plan to venture to local flea markets to add trinkets to the bottom. Such as keys, jewelry, anything that strikes my fancy.
A beautiful unique ornament for the coming Christmas!