First, today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Crochet Along. I am sharing these adorable little Santa Face Ornaments, perfect for holiday gift giving. Add them to packages as part of the wrapping, give as neighbor gifts, or use as take-home place-setting decor.
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So enter to win, head over to Skip to My Lou for the little Santa Faces, but first, stick around here for their bigger friends, Santa Face Pillows. Soft, squishy, cute, and jingly, these pillows are fast to sew and add a homey cheer to any corner.
And I’ve got them for you in three different sizes. So let’s get making…
These pillows are meant to look homey and folksy. Perfection isn’t the goal. So just have fun with them!
-Christmas-y fabric. 1/2 yard will get you one large size, or two small and/or medium
-1/4 yard of cotton muslin
-1/4 yard white felt or fuzzy fleece
-polyfill stuffing, or other stuffing material of you choice
-the Santa Pillows pattern, which you can download HERE off Craftsy (affiliate link.)
Cut out pattern pieces
Lay the Face onto the Main Body, a few inches from the center top, and centered. Stitch onto the body. I used a blanket stitch on my sewing machine, but you could do this by hand or use another stitch on a machine.
Place the Beard onto the Face, near the bottom. Again, there aren’t set placements. Each Santa will look unique. Stitch onto the Main Body and the Face the same way as you did the Face piece.
Repeat for the Trim, placing it across the top of the Face. There will be some overhang at both ends.
Sew the two buttons in the center of the face for the eyes.
Right sides together, place the back Main Body with the front Main Body, matching raw edges. Leave a gap at the bottom for turning and stuffing, and stitch around all the edges. Trim the overhanging Trim at this point.
Pull the Santa right-side-out through the gap in the stitching. Push out the corners.
Stuff through the gap, as full as you want.
Fold the gap in on itself, and stitch closed. You can hand-stitch for a clean finish, or I just topstitched on my machine.
Use embroidery floss to sew the bell onto the top of the “hat”/Main Body
To finish my Santas off, I used a watercolor pencil to add rosey cheeks.
And that’s it!
Don’t forget to head over to Skip to My Lou for the mini versions
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