I had a fun idea for a Christmas ornament for a friend who loves coffee. I drafted up a quick little pattern and I was delighted that it actually turned out. I can not tell you how much squealing I did as I was making this!!! Here's a little tutorial for you, so you can make a few, too!
PDF pattern pages
Scraps of fabric
4" x 5" piece of thin cotton batting
3 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of fusible interfacing (Pellon SF101)
2" square of fusible web (Lite Steam-a-Seam 2 or something similar)
Coffee beans, polyester fiberfill, or a filling of your choice
Ribbon for the hanger
Invisible nylon thread
pattern pages. Measure to make sure that the test box measures 1". (In your printer settings, make sure that the "Do Not Scale" button is selected.)
If you use this tutorial to make ornaments, I'd love to see them!
One disclaimer: I'm not sure how coffee bean filling will last over time. There may be natural oils in the beans that will eventually discolor the fabric, but I do love how it smells, so I took the risk. If you are concerned about this type of thing, I would suggest using a different filling.
Just to clarify....here are a few words on the difference between fusible interfacing and fusible web. These are my user-friendly, not so technical definitions: :)
Fusible web is sticky on two sides and it is used for adhering two fabrics together. I've used a few different types, but I love the Lite Steam-a-Seam products. They are easy to use and the paper backing usually comes off without incident. Wonder Under is another product that is similar, but it's not my favorite. Some fusible web products are suitable for sewing through and some are not. Be sure to read the labels and instructions that come with the product.
Fusible interfacing has adhesive (which is heat activated) on one side and it is used to give stability to your fabric. I LOVE Pellon SF101. In fact, I buy it by the bolt when I have a good coupon or when it is on sale. :) It is woven on one side, which means that it is soft and flexible, even after it is applied to your fabric. It's not crispy at all and it is super easy to use! It's not heavy enough for all interfacing situations, but it is great for backing pincushions, ornaments, the insides of quilted zip pouches or bags, and so much more. I have no affiliation whatsoever, it's just one of my favorite products! :)