I love when new products come onto the craft scene that changes the way I create. Are you ready for no more tangled skeins and floss that stays neat and tidy? I know I was super excited to receive a few of the new Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools. The floss rolls smoothly off the spool and doesn’t tangle or knot when pulling out a length to work with. Storage is neat and tidy with spools, no more piles of tangled floss. Scroll down to see the festive Embroidered Felt Gingerbread House Ornament that I created and download the FREE printable pattern file.
Easy Hand Embroidered Gingerbread House Christmas Ornament
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Here’s what you need to make an Embroidered Christmas Ornament:
- Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools – Snow White 0001; Crimson Red 0046; China Rose 0054; Violet Light 0096; Violet Dark 0102; Cobalt Medium 0132; Parrot Green 0255; Canary Dark 0291; Coffee 0360; Black 0360; Tangerine 0925
- Kunin Classic Felt Craft Cuts 9” by 12” – Copper Canyon, White, Cashmere Tan, Candy Pink, Neon Green, Violet Sky
- Poly-Fil from Fairfield
- Natural Jute Twine
- Embroidery Needle
- Marker or Straight Pins
- GINGERBREAD HOUSE ORNAMENT PATTERNS – download below ⇓
Here’s how to create an Embroidered Felt Gingerbread House:
We recently had the opportunity to host our third Team Creative Crafts Craft-A-Thon the Christmas Edition, with my crafty besties Laura and Lindsay. We created these festive Gingerbread House Ornaments with a new product from Coats and Clark. Their line of AnchorEmbroidery Floss, known worldwide for its superior quality and extensive color range, is now available on spools, so no more tangled skeins!
To begin the Gingerbread House Ornaments, gather all supplies. Download and print the GINGERBREAD HOUSE PATTERNS and then cut out with scissors.
Trace the Gingerbread House patterns onto your favorite colors of Kunin Classic Felt with a marker, according to the directions on the pattern sheet. You can also attach the patterns to the felt with straight pins. Cut out all patterns inside any traced lines for a clean, finished project.
Layer the felt Gingerbread pieces together and secure with straight pins, if necessary. Unwind a length of Anchor Embroidery Floss from the spool, thread all six strands onto an embroidery needle, and knot the end. Stitch the roof, windows, and doors onto the house base using a variety of straight stitches, chain stitches, and French knots. Select colors of 100% Egyptian cotton Anchor Embroidery Floss that will coordinate with your gingerbread house.
Once the front of the Gingerbread House is complete, Line up the front and back of the gingerbread house. Thread all six divisible strands of Coffee Anchor Floss onto an embroidery needle and blanket stitch around the edge of the gingerbread house. Leave a three-inch opening along the bottom.
Stuff the felt gingerbread house ornament with Poly-Fil from Fairfield. Tear off small sections and stuff into the corners first, then work toward the opening. Use more Poly-Fil for a solid stuff and less for a softer stuff. Once stuffed, blanket stitch the opening of the gingerbread house ornament closed.
Measure and cut a 12” length of natural jute twine. Fold the twine in half to create a loop, and secure the ends to the back of the gingerbread house ornament at the top back center with several straight stitches.
Quick and Easy Hand Embroidered Felt Gingerbread House
I hope you will use my Embroidered Felt Gingerbread House Ornament project as a jumping-off point to showcase your Coats and Clark creativity and make some keepsake embroidered gingerbread house ornaments this holiday season. Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools are mercerized for a brilliant luster and smooth finish. Spools eliminate the need to rewind the floss onto cards. The color number is printed on the bottom label, so you will never lose track of what color is on the spool.
Anchor® Spools are available 438 solid colors and 12 multi-colors on 10.9 yard (10 m) spools, which is 25% more floss than skeins. Plus 20 popular colors are available on a 32.8 yard (30 meter) spools. Use their handy Anchor® color chart and conversion tool for shade recommendations for all cross stitch and embroidery patterns. And the spools are made from polypropylene which is a Class 5 recyclable.
I love crafting together with my besties because even with the same supplies our projects turn out totally different. Laura from Me and My Inklings has created a Hand Stitched Embroidery Gingerbread House and Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama is sharing a Felt Gingerbread Cottage Ornament. I love how each one looks like each one of us!
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