Thursday, November 3, 2011

Snowman Tutorial

If you are a reader of my Facebook Page then you will know that this week has been a BIG week for me - lots of exciting things have happened with the highlight definately being my felt Snowmen on the cover of Tickle the Imagination.  They are also included as a tutorial inside the e-magazine.  On a personal level - my eldest daughter won the Junior Girl Champion at the Inter School Athletics Carnival so there has been alot of celebrating going on in this household.

I wanted to share with you on my Blog the tutorial for my Snowmen so here it is - would love for you to share your photos on my Facebook page if you make any.

What you will need 

white felt
red felt
orange felt
red ribbon
white, red and orange cotton thread
black embroidery thread
2 black brads
2 pink brads
toy filling

Step 1 - Print and cut out paper pattern and pin onto felt.  Cut 2 Faces from the white felt.  Cut 2 Hats from the red felt and cut 1 Nose from the orange felt.

Step 2 - Using a pencil mark the position of the eyes and mouth. Push through black Brads for the eyes.  Using the black embroidery thread Back stitch the mouth and then push through pink Brads into the corner of his smile.

Step 3 - Using the orange cotton thread sew on the Snowman’s nose using a Running stitch.

Step 4 - Using the red cotton thread sew the Snowman’s hat into position along the bottom of the hat only using a Running stitch.

Step 5 - Repeat for the back of the Snowman.

Step 6 - Fold the ribbon in half and sew it into position in the middle of the Snowman back piece.

Step 7 - place your Snowman front and Snowman back together with the right sides facing outwards.  Using red cotton thread sew around the top of your Snowman’s Hat through both layers using a Running stitch.

Step 8 - Using white cotton thread sew around your Snowman’s Face through both layers using a Running stitch.  Stop about 2cm before the Hat and stuff your Snowman with your Toy filling.

Step 9 - Stitch your Snowman closed.

Would love to hear your thoughts on my tutorial and I hope these will keep you busy in the lead up to Christmas.
NOTE : These Snowmen are intended as decorations only.  They are not a toy or suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts.
Tutorial not for commercial use!


  1. Your snowmen decorations are simply gorgeous. Thank you for the wonderful pattern.

  2. Adorei!! Simples e lindo!! Obrigada por compartilhar!! beijos Tati

  3. Oh my these are adorable, and look easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

  4. So cute and simple. Tahnk you for sharing.

  5. Love your snowmen ornaments! Can you tell me how to print the pattern so that it shows up in real size? Thank you!

  6. What an adorable ornament tutorial; thank you for sharing! It's so refreshing to see a project that doesn't involve the machine but delivers absolutely adorable results!

  7. These are going to make fantastic little gifts this year! Thanks for sharing! xo

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    1. Hi Monique - yes you could certainly use beads or buttons - just always be mindful of what you are sewing on the decorations if they are going near small children. Happy sewing

  9. Thank you for sharing these cute ornaments!

  10. Muy bonito!!! voy a ponerme ahora mismo hacerlo.
    GRacias por compartir el tutorial con nosotras!!!
    Feliz NAvidad!!!

  11. They are wonderful. I can't wait to make them.

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    1. Hello - I got these from my local craft store - Spotlight. They are a scrapbooking Split pin. Hope that helps. You could also substitute with mini buttons or circles of felt if you have no luck.

  13. Love this cute design. Thanks

  14. Made these for our Church craft sale and everyone love them. Thanks

  15. I am really impressed by the way you explained all the points in this topic. Simply amazing. MachineEmbroidery

  16. Could also use leftover white cotton quilt batting for the snowmen.


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