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Holiday Clam Shell Cases

By: Clover

Decorate and embellish to your liking, these Holiday Clam Shell Cases call for your creativity! Choose a traditional red and green color scheme for your cute ornament or opt for a more modern look. Learn how to sew an ornament you'll have hanging on the tree for years to come. You can even make several as small gifts! Personalize the clam shell with initials and memorable pieces.

Holiday Clam Shell Cases


  • Clover Clam Shell Kits (comes in small, medium and large sizes)
  • Fabric for outside batting and inside batting
  • Clover fabric marking pencils
  • Clover wonder clips

Holiday Clam Shell Cases


  1. The kit contains 6 templates, 3 Outside Pieces and 3 Inside pieces – notice the Inside piece is smaller.

    Holiday Clam Shell Cases
  2. Trace around template with one of Clover’s fabric marking pencils. You will have 3 outside fabric and 3 outside batting pieces – 3 inside fabric/3 inside batting pieces when finished.

    Holiday Clam Shell Cases
  3. When cutting the batting pieces cut out on the line.

    Holiday Clam Shell Cases
  4. When cutting the fabric pieces cut at least 1 inch away from marked line.

    Holiday Clam Shell Cases
  5. Yes! I know my cutting isn’t perfect…..just remember…..this isn’t brain surgery. Save all that energy for the embellishing of your Clam Shell.

    Holiday Clam Shell Cases
  6. Time now to “sandwich” your fabric, batting and template….and….YES!!! ….The template STAYS INSIDE the petal.
  7. Okay….I’m not the best photographer!  The wonder clips were invaluable with this part of the process.  If you haven’t tried them….you MUST!!

    Holiday Clam Shell Cases

    Holiday Clam Shell Cases
  8. You can see the crisscrossed stitches….just one side to the other until the fabric-batting sandwich is snug around the template.

    Holiday Clam Shell Cases
  9. This is where you need to refer to your instruction sheet…the placement of the inner petals to the outer petals is important to the finished look.  There are now two sides and a bottom piece and the inner to outer placement is important.
  10. Now the fun begins and you will start to stitch your three petals together….please check your instructions for stitching tips and other helpful hints.
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cute I have the yo yo makers but not used them yet

Fabric is my middle name, we can make 1000s of these cute clam shells thanks

Pretty darn cool! I can't wait for the day when I can sit still to craft and sew my heart "kin-tent". LOL!

This is an interesting idea. It doesn't look too complicated. I think it would be very unique!! Good luck on the contest everyone!!

Wow...I've never seen anything like!

This is different. I like it.

Interesting. I have never seen an ornament like these before. :)

I've never seen anything like this before - thanks!


very cute!:) thanks for the giveaway:D

Nice! Thanks.

A cute and useful ornament.


Very cute ornaments!

Neat project.

This looks like it'd be a pretty quick and easy way to use up some scrap fabric too. Very neat idea.

I would never have thought to use these for ornaments - very clever. Thanks for the idea and tutorial!

Sounds interesting ... I can't quite picture how these go together, so I will just have to pick up a kit and try it!

The picture at the top does not seem to match the project, but the project looks fun!

These look fairly simple to make and so cute! Would make nice stocking stuffers too. Could be personalized easily.


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