14 November 2010

Free Christmas felt ornament pattern - Gingerbread man

Make your own cute Gingerbread Christmas decorations.....

You will need......
  • Brown & Red felt
  • White ric rac
  • ribbon for hanging tag
  • dark brown, light brown and white embroidery floss
  • pins, embroidery needle
  • nice sharp scissors

Double click on the above template to open it in a new window.
Right click and select print picture and print onto A4 paper
- it will print at the correct size of 5" (13cm high) 

Glue or trace onto cardboard to make it easier to use.

Cut two of the body out of brown felt and one heart out of the red felt
-N.B I have actually used a puffy heart I had in my stash, a button would work well too.

Use 6 strands of the dark brown floss and use French knots to create his eyes and
back stitch to make his mouth (visit DMC stitch guide for help with different stitches!)

Use 2 strands of white floss and use a runnibg stitch to attach the heart.
Use 2 strands of dark brown floss and do 3 cross stitches to make his buttons.

Using 2 strands of white floss add strips of ric rac onto legs and arms with a running stitch.

Using 3 strands of light brown floss start blanket stitching the front and back bodies together.

Using 2 strands of white floss stitch the hanging tag to the back of the top body -
making sure the stitching does not show through to the face.

Finish blanket stitching around and you are done!!

For something different add a bit of polyfill stuffing to make a chubby gingerbread man.

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