This delicate Ballet Slipper Handmade Ornament tutorial inspired by the Nutcracker Suite is the perfect addition to your Christmas Tree. Thanks to easy to cut SVG file you can make several ornaments in one sitting. Perfect little gift to friends and family or add some flair to gift wrapping. While a sewing machine is suggested this ornament can easily be hand stitched too.
You will need:
Craft Felt in the skin color of your choice (Benzie Design has Tons of felt shades)
White Lace Ribbon (2-3 inches wide or similar)
White Solid Ribbon (¼-inch wide or similar)
Small Amount of Polyfill
Foot Cut File Pattern
Ballet Slipper Handmade Ornament Tutorial
Step 1 – Gather Materials and cut out the Ballet Foot
With the Cricut Maker or scissors, cut out two of the foot shape of the Foot Cut File Pattern from the skin tone craft felt.
Using the cut out foot as a guide, cut a length of lace as long as the bottom side of the foot shape, plus 1 inch.
Cut another bit of lace the same length, so you have two feet and two lengths of lace.
Step 2 – Begin to Sew the Ballet Slipper Ornament
Sandwich the two lengths of white lace between the two foot-shaped pieces of felt. Pin this in place.
Sew along the edge of the foot shape with the sewing machine, leaving the top of the ankle open.
Trim down the excess lace at the toe and heel.
Step 3 – Turn the Ballet Slipper Ornament Right Side Out
Turn the foot shape right-side out.
The lace should now be on the outside of the foot shape on each side.
You might need to use a pencil to get the toe completely turned.
Step 4 – Stuff the DIY Ornament
Place a small amount of polyfill inside the foot shape.
Use a pencil to help compact the polyfill into the toe.
Step 5 – Sew Closed the Christmas Tree Ornament
Wrap a piece of the solid white ribbon around the ankle, cleaning up the edge.
Whip-stitch or hot glue the ribbon in place.
Whip-stitch the top of the ankle closed
Step 6 – Finish up the Ballet Slipper DIY Ornament
Measure and cut two lengths of ribbon that will go from the ankle to just underneath the lace edge.
Then place the two pieces on either side of the foot crossing over each other to make straps. Whip-stitch or hot glue the ribbon in place.
Make a small bow with the solid white ribbon and place on one side of the ankle. Whip-stitch or hot glue the bow in place.
Create a small loop to hang the ornament and hot glue or whip-stitch it to the back of the ankle.
Whip-stitch the top of the ankle closed and hang from your tree!
DOWNLOAD THE TEMPLATE FILE BELOW (FILL OUT THE FORM)
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