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Cute Hand Sewn Felt Ice Skate Ornaments

There is just something about skating and winter or Christmas time. Although I’ve never been good at ice skating, I guess it the too weak of ankles I blessed with or that I’m just really clumsy, I just have never gotten the hang of it. But when I saw a few pins on Pinterest for ice skate ornaments my kids agreed we needed to give making them a try.

Do you know someone who loves to ice skate? If you do you’ll want to make them a set of these too cute felt ice skate ornaments. We made three sets of these felt ornaments in just about an hour and they turned out so cute.

When I was in grade school I had this great teacher who not only wanted us to learn our school subject but brought in everyday projects for us to do too. Kinda like a Charlotte Mason education. Not just filling the children with knowledge but helping them develop life skills too.

At Christmas, she would bring in supplies and one year we all made Christmas stockings, sewing them by hand. Each day she would read aloud to the whole class a subject or a story and we would work on our stocking. Sewing them as she read. When I saw those cute little skate ornaments it brought back that wonderful memory.

Do you know someone who loves to ice skate? If you do you’ll want to make them a set of these too cute felt ice skate ornaments. We made three sets of these felt ornaments in just about an hour and they turned out so cute.

My kids regularly do sewing projects but usually with a sewing machine, even my son is learning how to sew. But we don’t do much hand sewing. So this project was perfect to practice that skill and make some cute ornaments for our tree too.

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What You’ll Need for the Felt Skate Ornaments

Do you know someone who loves to ice skate? If you do you’ll want to make them a set of these too cute felt ice skate ornaments. We made three sets of these felt ornaments in just about an hour and they turned out so cute.

Embroidery Thread and Needle
Felt
Pattern
Stuffing
Paper Clips for the Blades

Making the Felt Skate Ornaments

Step One

Print the pattern for the skate boot and cut it out. For each set of skates, you’ll need to cut out two on the fold. To do this, I folded the edge of my felt square up just enough for the skate pattern to fit on it. You want to position the skate pattern so that the bottom of the boot is on the folded edge. So when you cut the pattern out the two sides of the skate boot will be attached at the bottom.

Step Two

Once you have both skate boots cut out. It’s time to sew. With the boot folded and work from one side of the fold to the other. You’ll want to sew up the side to the top and start down the other side and stop to add a little stuffing and then finish off the sewing. I like to use a blanket stitch to close them up.

Do you know someone who loves to ice skate? If you do you’ll want to make them a set of these too cute felt ice skate ornaments. We made three sets of these felt ornaments in just about an hour and they turned out so cute.

To do a blanket stitch, you’ll push the needle up from below so the thread closing up is on the edge as you pull it up. But as you are pulling the thread up put the needle through the circle of thread. This will keep the thread straight and make a nice pretty edge. Do the same for the second boot.

Step Three

Skate-Ornaments-Attaching-Paper-Clip

With both skate boots fully sewn, you’ll need to slip the paper clip into the boot. There is usually a little hole you can slip it into. Once the paper clip is slid in I like to secure it, so it doesn’t slip out. I just do a few stitches at the other end to make sure it’s secure.

Step Four

Do you know someone who loves to ice skate? If you do you’ll want to make them a set of these too cute felt ice skate ornaments. We made three sets of these felt ornaments in just about an hour and they turned out so cute.

Now with a long piece of a contrasting color of embroidery floss add a few horizontal stitches for the laces on one of the skate boots. When you reach the top, leave a portion long enough to hang the ornament on the tree between the two skates. Then starting at the top of the second skate add the horizontal stitches for the laces on the second boot. Tie off and the skates are done.

My daughter opted to make the laces on her skates in the form of crisscrosses instead of horizontal lines. They turned out equally cute too. My son decided just to make boots for his ornaments.

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3 thoughts on “Cute Hand Sewn Felt Ice Skate Ornaments”

  1. What an adorable set of skates to hang on the Christmas tree!

    I loved your story about learning to sew in school. How lucky to have a teacher that cared about helping her students learn something so important in life. I have a pair of exercise pants that have had a hole in the seam of the leg…I’ve put off mending them for months now because I’m not really sure how to go about sewing them up. Your son could probably do it better than I can 😉

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