Oriental Vintage Ball Ornament DIY

This decoration ball is a traditional stitching artwork from China, usually used during wedding or new year.

Materials Needed:

  • Cotton Fabric
  • Stuffing (Polyester Fiberfill)
  • bells
  • lace or ribbon

Steps:

All dimensions are for tree decorations measuring about 12cm in diameter.

1. Print out the template bellow and cut the half-circle at 12cm in diameter, and the PART (with 2 ends O1 and O2 connect) that Circle O1&O4 overlaps.

orientaltraditionalornamentDIYtemplate

 

2. Trace and cut above 2 templates *12pcs each on cotton of two different patterns.

Before start, drawing a line on wrong side of your fabric about 1cm along the edge (using a pen or vanishing marker) might help you keep your stitches straight. Fold half-circle fabric in half so that the wrong side of it is outside, back stitch on radius side, leaving a hole from stuffing, then pin the bottom part, back stitch to the circle.

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3. Turn your fabric inside out, put stuffing inside as much as you can, stitch off the hole.

 

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4. Make all 12 pcs as above, stitch 3pcs as a group together, with total 4 groups.

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5. Combine 2 groups together from outside, another 2 proups from bottom.

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6. Stitch together above 2 parts with remaining points outside to become a ball. Add bells if you like.

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