Baby’s first Christmas – It’s that time of year to celebrate with all the wonderful moments that happened throughout the year. Did you buy a new home, get a new job, have a baby or know someone who did? These are all exciting and joyful celebrations. The first year Heidi was born I remember every single moment was important. Her first tumble, crawl, walk and even when got those chompers (ouch says every mom who nursed)!
This holiday season my cousin became a mommy. Her and her husband will be celebrating with their new baby girl for her first Christmas. My plan was to make one of these onesie Baby’s First Christmas ornaments just for her, but thought, why not let everyone make one. Here is the link for them. There are lots of options: Place for baby name, dates from 2016-2026, with and without lights!
To make these is super easy. Here are the steps below:
What you need:
- Felt (I use the wool blend)
- Front – Large enough to fit inside hoop
- Back – 5″x”5
- Embroidery thread
- 60 wt. pre-wound bobbin
- Bobbin wound is same thread as onesie outline
- Embroidery needles (Schmetz 75/11 embroidery needle)
- Clear tape
- Scissors – I like 5″ Kai scissors for this sort of cutting
- Ornament hooks
What to do:
Hoop large piece of felt. Tighten screw.
Insert white pre-wound bobbin and thread first color. Sew all the colors except the last.
Remove hoop from machine. Do not remove materials form hoop. Turn to wrong side. Place the 5″x5″ felt over the back, covering the stitching. Secure in place with tape.
Change bobbin to same thread as final onesie outline stitch. Sew the last stitch.
Remove hoop from machine and materials from hoop. Cut around outside running stitch about 1/8″.
With tip of scissors, punch hole in the top circle, through all layers.
Insert ornament hook and hang!