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Sweet Little Jesus Boy Ornament


Now there's less than a week until the big day, but I say there's still time to Craft a Song of Christmas! So we continue with a song that describes this ornament quite well: Sweet Little Jesus Boy. (If you're not familiar with this one, you can hear a sample of my favorite version on eMusic.)

The design for this is based on artwork that I created for a Christmas eBook (still in the works). It's sweet, simple, and swift to stitch! I even used this to make something a little larger for our tree this year, which I'll share soon!

Sweet Little Jesus Boy Supplies

Here's what you need:

Wool Blend Felt (I used BenzieBazaar felt - see note below)
Embroidery Floss (I used DMC 598, 3821, 3864, B5200 and 310)
Needle
Scissors
Pinking or Scallop Shears (optional)
Sweet Little Jesus Boy Pattern PDF

A Note on Wool Blend Felt: This December, all of my felt projects are using felt provided by BenzieBazaar. I am seriously smitten with this felt! It's almost, almost as lovely as 100% wool, but at a fraction of the cost. By purchasing the Glitter and Glass collection, plus a small piece of Purple and Seaside, you'll have all that you need to make all of the small felt projects this month (at least six ornaments and two gift toppers!).

Sweet Little Jesus Boy Ornament

Cut out the pieces from felt, as shown.

Sweet Little Jesus Boy Ornament

Embroider the details onto the face and body, then lay them out so you know how it should look.

Sweet Little Jesus Boy Ornament

Stitch the layers down to the top backing piece, working your way up to the top.

Sweet Little Jesus Boy Ornament

When all of the applique is finished, stitch the front backing to the back using a running stitch.

Sweet Little Jesus Boy Ornament

Flip the ornament over and stitch through only the back layer with a length of embroidery floss. Tie the ends together and trim to form a hanger.

Sweet Little Jesus Boy Ornament

Hang this sweet little Jesus boy on your tree and remember that He's what this season is all about. Wait. Scratch that. He's what EVERYTHING is supposed to be all about!

8 comments:

  1. That is so cute. What a wonderful idea!

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  2. Mollie,

    This is so precious! Have you created a felt nativity set besides your darling stable ornament?

    Rachel

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  3. Awe, this is so adorable. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  4. Found you via Pinterest. Absolutely love this sweet ornament! Thank you for sharing the printable!

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  5. Such a sweet little ornament. Nice reminder that He is the Reason.... for everything. :-) Merry CHRISTmas!

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  6. British American4:01 PM

    Thank you for this pattern. I just made one for our church's women's fellowship ornament exchange. :)

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  7. love it! thank you :)

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  8. Thank you for the ornament pattern. I'll be making these for the children in my Sunday school class.

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