Hello Crafty Friends! Welcome to day #4 of my series “12 Days of Holiday Crafts”! Today I am sharing a vintage red truck ornament made from wool felt. It is such a fun ornament to create and sew. It makes a beautiful decoration for your tree or a fun gift for someone special.
This red truck ornament can be made using fabric or felt and is embellished with button wheels and a cute felt wreath on the door. The ornament is made using fusible interfacing and a simple running stitch that adds a sweet handmade look.
Choosing the Fabric
I love making appliqué shapes for different holidays and seasons that can be turned into ornaments, banners or used on wooden signs. This ornament can be made with fabric scraps or felt. The base of the ornament is stiffened felt which gives it a nice weight and structure.
This ornament uses wool felt from Benzie Design that I had leftover from my Sewing Advent Calendar. The different shades of red were perfect for this truck! I used Strawberry, Red and Crimson for the truck and Kelly for the tree. I used small bits of Kunin brand grey and green felt for the window and wreath.
This red truck ornament can also be created using fabric. I searched my stash for red and green fabric scraps and made several red trucks this way mixing up the fabrics. On the red truck below, I wrapped the evergreen tree with red and white Baker’s twine to look like it was just picked up from the tree farm!
Hand stitching and adding the sweet details to this red truck was so fun! The embroidery is simple and beginner friendly using only a running stitch and a few french knots. Large black buttons make cute wheels and I made a small wreath for the truck door using green felt and embroidered red french knots to look like berries. The top of the wreath is finished with a sweet red bow.
Below is a list of the supplies I used. The finished ornament measures 6″ wide by just about 4.5″ tall.
- Appliqué Pattern
- Fabric or Felt
- 3 shades or patterns of red for the truck
- 2 shades or patterns of green for the wreath and tree
- 1 shade or pattern of gray for the window
- Stiffened Red Felt for backing each ornament – you can fit 3 ornaments on a piece of 9″x12″ felt. Purchase single sheets from craft stores like Joann Fabrics or a pack of 12 on Amazon.
- Fusible Web Interfacing – Thermoweb HeatnBond Lite Sewable or Pellon Wonder Under. Use Thermoweb HeatnBond Ultra Hold to cover the back of the ornaments or if you do not want to embroider them.
- (2) 1″ Black Buttons
- Embroidery Floss in red, black and green – I used DMC 321, 310 and 704.
- 1/8″ Red Ribbon
- Red and White Baker’s Twine
- Fabric Scissors
- Embroidery Scissors
- Embroidery Needles
My red truck appliqué pattern can be used for various projects including ornaments but also banners and signs. Check out these fun ways I have used my red truck pattern!
Vintage Red Truck Fabric Banner
Farm Fresh Christmas Tree Sign
Download the Pattern
The vintage red truck ornament pattern is available in my shop as an instant digital download. It comes with the pattern plus detailed instructions with pictures so you can create your own ornament. Thank you for supporting my small business!
While browsing my shop, check out my other appliqué patterns including my Cozy Christmas Appliqué Ornament set.
I’ll be back tomorrow with day #5 of my series “12 Days of Holiday Crafts“!