This little elf sewed up some homemade ornaments last night. I made a big plushie whale ornament to give as a gift, and a skinny mini version for my own tree. For the plush ornament I traced a whale pattern and sewed the fabric together inside out, making sure to sandwich the ornament loop within. To finish I turned it rightside out, sewed on the button eye and stuffed it. To make the smaller whale I sandwiched the loop and a layer of batting (okay, okay, it was actually a piece of a cut up bath towel...) between two right-side out layers, sewed around my shape, then used pinking shears to pretty up the edges. Add a button eye and you're done!
I hope my gift recipient enjoys his/her new whale! What ornament shape should I make next?