Triangle Angel Softie - A Hand Sewn Holiday Softie Ornament

 Sewing for kids = triangle angel sewing pattern

This is the perfect hand sewing project to keep little hands busy and in the spirit.  It's also a great opportunity to use your colorful scraps! 

This pattern uses simple embroidery and hand stitches like French Knot, Running Stitch, Back Stitch and Slip Stitch. Get a refresher on your embroidery stitches like French Knot, Running Stitch and Back before you start. I use Slip Stitch to close the stuffing opening  because it practically invisible, learn the basics of the Slip Stitch here.

Materials*

Tools

 

Pattern Pieces for Angel Face, Dress, Wings and Back

 

construction steps

1. Print pattern pieces and cut along solid line.  There are four pattern pieces - angel body, dress, wings and face.

2. From your solid fabric, trace and cut out two angel wings and one angel face.

3. From your printed fabric, trace and cut out one angel back and one angel dress.

4. With right sides together, match up the short side of the angel dress with the long bottom side of the angel face and stitch together with short Running Stitches

 

 
    Step 4: Make sure your edges match up where the face meets the dress!

 

Step 4: Make sure your edges match up where the face meets the dress!

 Make a short  Running Stitch  quickly with this technique

Make a short Running Stitch quickly with this technique

 Step 6a: I forgot my face until the last step!

Step 6a: I forgot my face until the last step!

 

6a. With a pencil, lightly mark the location for your eyes and smile.

Using the embroidery floss, make a French Knot for each eye.  At the start of your smile line, make a French Knot. Then Back Stitch along the mouth line and end with another French Knot. 

 

6b. Create a small bow with your ribbon and attach it just below where the face and dress are stitched together.

 

 

7. Place the two wing pieces right sides together. Stitch together with short Running Stitches, leaving a three inch opening for turning.  Turn the wings right side out, poking the edges gently out. Use a Slip Stitch to close up the opening.

8. Lay the angel wings onto the right side of the angel back fabric and secure with a long running stitch starting at the flat top of the angel wing triangle, stitching all the way down to the wing bottom.

  Step 7:   Small scissors  make clipping loose threads easy

Step 7: Small scissors make clipping loose threads easy

  Step 8 : The wing triangle goes on upside-down.

Step 8: The wing triangle goes on upside-down.

 
  Step 9:  Don't forget to tuck the wings well inside before you sew.

Step 9: Don't forget to tuck the wings well inside before you sew.

9. Lay the angel face-dress on top of the angel back - right sides together. Tuck the wings inside before you sew!  Sew along the edge with short Running Stitches, leaving a three inch opening for turning.

 

10. Turn the angel right side out, poking the edges gently out. Using small pieces of stuffing, fill the angel pushing the stuffing into the corners first using a blunt tool (like a knitting stick).  Use a Slip Stitch to close up the opening.

11. Stitch a piece of ribbon to the top-back of the angels head to turn her into an ornament.

  Step 10:  I love the  Clover tool  for stuffing the teeny corners.

Step 10: I love the Clover tool for stuffing the teeny corners.

 
 Finished Angel Softie Hand Sewn Ornament

My sweet triangle angel ornament!

Hang her on your tree! And share a picture of her with me on Instagram!! (Tag @belindaleedesigns)

Happy Sewing!!

P.S. If you liked this project, you'll find more great holiday softies to sew in this 2017 Holiday Sew-A-Softie post. 

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