Cut a star shape out of fabric and stitch it to two layers of felt with a buttonhole stitch. Stuff the ornament lightly and add a hanging cord. Voila! Done.
Ornaments of other simple shapes, such as trees, bells and hearts also work nicely with this method. Cookie cutters can be used as templates.
Or, find printable star templates here. Click the photo of the size you want to reach the download page.
Shown with the star ornaments is a lovely drawstring bag. It’s an adaptation of a simpler bag design that’s just as lovely. Fussy cut hexies take full advantage of beautiful Christmas motifs.
Either version will be wonderful enclosing a small gift, whether it’s for Christmas or another special occasion. You’ll have fun going through your stash selecting the perfect fabric combinations.
The finished bags are 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and can be decorated however you want. The bag designers, the ladies from A Spoonful of Sugar, recommend searching Etsy for lace motifs (this link will get you started). Or, use a small appliqued shape or other decorative item.