2012 Handmade Ornament Exchange | My Ornament + Pattern

A few weeks ago Kelli asked if I wanted to participate in an ornament swap she was organizing with some pretty rad ladies. I have never done any sort of ornament swap and the last time I actually made ornaments was when I was a kid and glued pompoms and popsicle sticks together to make sledding panda bears so I said sure thing! For my ornament I wasn’t sure what to make besides the fact that I wanted to make an animal. I made a list of possible animals then asked my sister what she thought I should make. She said Narwhal, definitely, and it was on my list so Narwhal it was.

I have full instructions and a pattern for the little whale below the jump as well as a few alternative ideas for this narwhal. Be sure to check out the other ladies participating, I can’t wait to see what I’ll be receiving in the mail soon!

| Mika | Suzanne | Miranda | Megan | Jen | Dixie | Madalynne | Kelli

Supply List : Felt, scissors, needle + thread, marking pen / pencil, sequins, narwhal pattern and stuffing

Trace and cut your felt pieces.

Sew both sets of flippers together and turn right side out.

Sew top panel to both sides, one side at a time.

Baste flippers to the sides of the narwhal.

Attach bottom panel leaving about 2″ open between the tail and flipper on one side.

Flip the narwhal right side out.

Sew your sequins onto the sides of the narwhal and add his eyes.

Stuff your narwhal and whip stitch the opening closed.

I forgot to take photos of assembling his tusk, but sew along the open edge, flip right side out, pad it with a little stuffing and whip stitch it onto his face. Add your string to hang him and you’re all done!

A few bonus narwhal ideas…
1. My cat is obsessed with these things, like I cannot leave them out unattended or they will be gone in an instant so I made one out of regular quilt weight fabric and stuffed it with stuffing and catnip. She hauls it around the house in her mouth all the time now and it cracks me up.
2. Turn the Narwhal into an Orca. Omit the tusk and instead of two colors of grey felt, use black for the top and white for the bottom.

Click the image below to get the full sized pattern.

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