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Finishing burlap name ornament
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 7:33 AM
Posted by Finny
I started cross stitching on burlap ribbon and I love the look of it and want to turn it into a Christmas ornament but am not sure how. I was thinking about either sewing the edges and stuffing it or fraying the ends Moshe podge the insides and put a hanger on it. What do you think?

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    Reply from Judy
    Sunday, October 18, 2015 11:57 PM

    Why not sew another piece of burlap ribbon or even a Christmas print fabric on the back, sew it together with wrong sides together and then fray the edges? If you did this I'm thinking maybe the burlap ribbon would be better on the back as that way both sides would be frayed the same. Before you put the fabric pieces together you could put the year on the back piece of burlap ribbon and maybe your initials. In other words you could personalize the back before you put it together. I would leave a small opening at the top to put the stuffing in and then put a piece of ribbon as the hanger and stitch the top shut. Be sure to post a picture, which I don't even know how to do, when you do finish them. Enjoy your day and happy stitching...Judy :) Go to top

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      Reply from Finny
      Monday, October 19, 2015 6:37 PM
      Oh that sounds lovely Judy!

      Thank you. I think I'll do just that. I was wondering how to leave my mark on them. : ) I'll be sure to post my finished item! Do you think a back stick along the edges will be enough to whole the piece together and not fall apart? Go to top

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        Reply from Judy
        Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:22 AM
        Finny a back stitch should hold it just fine but you could also do the nunn stitch if you want and instead of cutting fabric close to the stitches, just fray them. Here is a link to how to do the nunn stitch or you can Google it to find more tutorials:
        Hope that helps and I look forward to seeing your finish. Enjoy your day and happy stitching...Judy :) Go to top
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          Reply from Finny
          Tuesday, October 20, 2015 8:32 PM
          Oh wow! That is a cute stitch! Thanks for sharing! I think I'll use this one for the finishing for the edges. Once again, Judy, thank you! Go to top
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            Reply from Judy
            Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:04 AM
            Finney, you're so welcome, glad I could help. Be sure to share a picture when you get it done. Enjoy your day and happy stitching...Judy :) Go to top
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              Reply from Finny
              Friday, November 13, 2015 8:35 AM
              I finished the ornaments Judy with your helpful suggestions!

              Here they are! Go to top

              • Reply from Judy
                Friday, November 13, 2015 4:38 PM

                Those came out beautifully! What a great job and the recipients will love that. Great job and thank you so much for sharing them with me. I always enjoy seeing other stitchers finishes. I'm glad I could help in some small way. Have a wonderful holiday season.
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    Reply from Pauline
    Monday, October 19, 2015 4:40 AM
    You don't have to stuff it. Make it into a little bag and you can fill it. Go to top
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      Tuesday, October 27, 2015 9:47 AM
      What about a rustic looking
      lace maybe antique style.
      i saw a finished design like burlap and a blanket stitch in contrasting color was used. Just a thought. :)254 Go to top
  • Reply from Interlacements
    Saturday, October 31, 2015 10:24 PM
    That's a really cute stitching project, Finny!

    Another option for finishing (maybe for another project) is to do a blanket stitch around the edges. I wouldn't bother with Modge Podge on the fabric. Those sorts of glues tend to attract small beetles over time.

    I do like the idea of putting another piece against it and stitching them together around the edges as a bag-like ornament. It adds a bit of body to it. Another person mentioned stuffing it with a bit of pillow fluff.

    Happy Stitching!! Go to top