Take your ornament finishing to the next level by finishing any special shape canvas with confidence!

About the class

The class is online, self paced, and accessible at any time!

Part 1: Introduction covers materials unique to special shape ornament finishing. Relevant pre-finishing techniques are also covered, such as “how to add a background to a design” and “adding extra rows of stitching around a design.” 

Part 2: Finishing a Special Shape Ornament builds on basic ornament finishing, taking the techniques used in round and square ornament finishing and combining them in a single piece. Each video step builds on the last, so you can follow the entire process of finishing a special shape ornament (the example ornament finished in the class is my Pommed Hat Ornament). 

Part 3: Inward and Outward Points focuses on how to correctly finish ornaments with elements that come to a point. I walk you through my original technique for finishing a star (or triangular) and a heart shaped ornament.  

The bonus section dives deeper into topics and includes complementary tab plans for popular special shapes such as wine and liquor bottles, round ornaments with caps, and others. 

The built in class community accessible only through the class platform for connecting with like minded gals crazy about needlepoint, asking questions, and sharing your beautiful work.

This class builds on the Online Ornament Finishing Class. Basic techniques such as: creating tabs, creating cords, sewing the ornament, and sewing the cord are not covered. If you are new to ornament finishing we highly recommend you start with the Online Ornament Finishing Class. 


Preview the Class

Should I Take This Class?

  • Who is this class for?

    This class is for anyone who is proficient in both round and square ornament finishing - this class builds on the techniques taught in the Online Ornament Finishing Class. It is for anyone who is ready to take their ornament finishing to the next level, who loves to get crafty, who dislikes waiting a long time to hang up that beautiful stitching, and for any stitcher who wants to take back a third of their crafting budget and redirect it to canvases and threads!

  • Who is the class maybe for?

    Anyone who hasn’t taken the Online Ornament Finishing Class but is comfortable finishing round and square or rectangular ornaments, is good with experimentation, and is ready to take their finishing to the next level!

  • Who is this class NOT for?

    This class is not for beginner finishers. Anyone who hasn’t tried or become comfortable with basic ornament finishing techniques. You should be comfortable with cutting tabs, sewing your ornament together, sewing cording, and creating cords as those and other basic techniques are either not covered or just given a quick overview.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Welcome!

    • The Class Community!

    • Before We Begin...

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Materials and Prep

    • Materials

    • Adding Extra Rows of Stitching

    • Adding a Background

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Finishing a Special Shape Ornament

    • Following Along

    • Step 1. Creating a Board Template

    • Step 2. Cutting Out the Board

    • Step 3. Creating a Tab Plan

    • Step 4. Cutting Out the Canvas

    • Step 5. Cutting the Second Board

    • Step 6. Pinning the Canvas

    • Step 7. Creating the Ornament Front

    • Step 8. Creating the Ornament Back

    • Step 9. Attaching the Front and Back

    • Step 10. Cording for Special Shapes

    • Step 11. Sewing the Ornament

    • Step 12. Finishing Up (attaching the cord and creating the loop)

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Finishing Outward and Inward Points

    • Stars and Hearts

    • Stars 1: Creating a Template and Cutting the Board

    • Stars 2: Cutting Out the Canvas

    • Stars 3: Creating the Ornament Front - Pinning

    • Stars 4: Creating the Ornament Front - Glueing

    • Stars 5: Creating the Ornament Back

    • Stars 6: Attaching the Front and Back

    • Stars 7: Sewing Outward Points

    • Stars 8: Finishing Up (attaching the cord and creating the loop)

    • Hearts 1: Creating a Template and Cutting the Board

    • Hearts 2: Cutting Out the Canvas

    • Hearts 3: Creating the Ornament Front

    • Hearts 4: Creating the Ornament Back

    • Hearts 5: Attaching the Front and Back

    • Hearts 6: Finishing Up (attaching the cord and creating the loop)

  • 5

    Bonus Lessons!

    • Materials Guide Download

    • The Guide to Special Shape Cording

    • How to Create Different Types of Corners

    • Tab Plans

    • FAQ

  • 6

    Finishing Up!...

    • Finishing Up!

    • Thank You!

FAQ

  • Can I take this class if I am new to ornament finishing?

    This class does not cover basic ornament finishing techniques. This class builds on our Online Ornament Finishing Class and we highly recommend you start there. However, if you haven't been finishing long but are comfortable with basic finishing techniques such as: creating cording, creating tabs, sewing your ornament and cording, than jump right in!

  • How long will I have access to the class?

    You will have “class lifetime” access! ( In other words - as long as the class is alive. :) It could be five years, it could be fifty! )

  • Does the class include how to use a die cut machine?

    We decided against using a die cut machine in this class for multiple reasons. However, we are experimenting with the Cameo Sillouette and plan to have additional free material later this year on using our die cut machine of choice.

  • What is your return policy?

    This class is not returnable. Upon checkout you are granted immediate access to the class. I have every confidence that the instructions and supporting features give you everything you need to be successful! I am always here to answer ANY questions!

  • What if I purchase this class and the material is more advanced than I thought?

    This class builds on the Online Ornament Finishing Class. If you find yourself missing pieces and techniques as you walk through the class - we offer $20 off the Online Ornament Finishing Class for those already enrolled in another finishing class.

  • Can I take or share the class with a friend?

    The class is designed to be taken by a single person. While the class is online, please know that this small business relies solely on you, our wonderful customers to keep it up and running - so Abigail Cecile can continue creating beautiful and enriching content for your lives and homes. ♥

  • Does the class come with a kit?

    The class does not come with a kit. We do offer a whole selection of finishing materials at www.abigailcecile.com.

Kind words from the Online Ornament Finishing Class

  • "Your finishing class was the best money I've ever spent on needlepoint! Thank you again."

  • "I loved your class and learned so much! Thank you for the detailed instructions. I loved how precise you were with the instructions and the video of you doing the steps was so helpful."

  • "Super organized, well paced, and mostly super easy to understand. The result was beautiful! I was very proud of myself and that's all to your credit. Great collection of resources I now get to refer back to again and again."