Get complete sewing instructions along with a full size skate pattern. These ice skates look great in a variety of colors. Make a set of six to give as an inexpensive Christmas gift. They stitch up quickly so you will still have lots of free time for your other holiday activities.
Materials and Supplies
- Felt 10" x 5"
- 1/4" Wide ribbon 16" long
- Silver pipe cleaner
- Polyester Fiberfill (stuffing)
- Common pins
- Elastic thread or crochet thread, 8" piece
- Needle and thread
- Sewing machine (optional)
- Sharp needle with an eye big enough to fit the ribbon through
- Using the pattern provided, cut out two skate pieces from felt and pin them together.
- Stitch around the skate, close to the edge, leaving a 1 1/4" opening in the bottom center of the skate.
- Clip top corners and curves. Turn right side out.
- Stuff with Fiberfill. Set aside for the moment.
- Cut one 3" piece (this will be the blade) and two 1 1/2" pieces (these will be the supports) from the silver pipe cleaner.
- Twist the end of one of the 1 1/2" pieces around the 3" piece 1/2" in from one end. Twist the second 1 1/4" piece onto the 3" piece 1/2" away from the first piece.
- Insert the other two ends of the short pipe cleaners into the opening in the bottom of the skate so that the short end of the blade is even with the back of the skate.
- Whip stitch the opening closed. Stitch as close to the pipe cleaner supports as possible.
- Curl the long end of the blade up as pictured.
- Cut a piece of ribbon 16" long and thread it onto a needle. You need a needle with an eye large enough to accommodate the ribbon but choose one that isn't too thick.
- Starting up about 1" from the toe, stitch three X's onto the front of the skate as if you were lacing it. Leave even amounts of ribbon on both sides at the top. Tie the ribbon ends into a bow.
- To make the hanger, thread an 8" piece of crochet thread or elastic thread through the top of the skate. Pull the ends so they are even and tie in an overhand knot.
Hint: If you want to make multiple ornaments, trace the pattern onto craft foam or cardboard as it will last much longer than a paper pattern and it is easier to trace around.
See the printable page for step by step photos.
You will need Acrobat Reader to view the pattern as it is a PDF.
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