Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fire Truck Christmas Ornament: Tutorial & Pattern

fire truck christmas ornament pattern
If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you know that my three year-old son loves fire trucks. I decided we’d better have some fire trucks on our Christmas tree this year.
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So I cut up some felt scraps and sewed them into some trucks. Don't worry, I traced them before I sewed them together to share with you. Here’s the pattern link.  It’s a very rough sketch, but it’s just a Christmas ornament. You get the idea.

Cut the pieces from felt. You will need two more pieces of any color felt that are larger than the main truck piece. I’ll show you what to do with those in just a bit. You’ll need a short a ribbon or piece of twine for the hanger, too. fire truck ornament (18)
Start by pinning all the pieces (except the windshield) to one of the extra pieces of felt. You’ll be sewing them to this ‘base’ piece of felt. fire truck ornament (19)
Suggested order of sewing:
  • Sew each wheel on.
  • Sew the flat part of the headlight.
  • Sew the flat part of the top light.
  • Sew around the ladder rungs.
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You can see from the picture below that  I didn’t exactly follow my own advice. But I ended up sewed some seams more than once.
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Next, Place the second large felt piece on the back. Stitch around the entire perimeter of the truck, including the edges of the lights and wheels.
I don’t have a picture to show that. But you get the idea! Now just trim the edges of felt away and you’re all done! Easy.
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Other fire truck ideas:

Fire Truck Shorts

Fireman and Firedog Costumes


  1. My boys would love this! What a cute idea.

    1. Thanks! Glad we're not the only fire truck enthusiasts in the world:)

  2. really cute! thanks for sharing the how-to

  3. So cute!!

    I would love it if you could share this over at F-it Friday!
    My blogs weekly pink-up party.

  4. Really cute idea! I'm going to save this to do next year. I think my son will be just at the right age for it!

  5. How cute! I would love if you linked up to Fall Into the Holidays, running through Thursday!

    Katie @ Horrific Knits

  6. This is so cute! I would love it if you would share it at my link party at you!

  7. So adorable! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there!

  8. These ornaments are ADORABLE!

    Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'.
    I'll be featuring you tomorrow, so be sure
    to stop by and grab a 'featured' button!

  9. This is a really great tutorial! I love how this truck turned out and thanks so much for sharing the pattern with us and at Hookin On Hump Day!

  10. I really did like this - and here's proof! You're being featured at Hookin On Hump Day this week!

  11. When I try to open the pattern a get a Google error. Can you open it?

    1. I am able to open it. Tray again and then email me and I'll email you a copy (the file is on my other computer, we have printer/scanner issues at this house and only the ancient desktop can be scanned to!)

      monkeyseemail(at)gmail (dot)com


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