Craft Undertaking – Handmade Cotton Felt Snowman Ornaments And Coat Pins

A couple of times back, my mom-in-law requested me to make her a snowman pin for her wintertime coat. I could not locate a pattern that I liked so I made a decision to just make my very own. This project is definitely uncomplicated to make…you can do hand stitching or use your sewing machine. (I did hand stitching). You can omit the hat and leave his head simple if sought after.

Provides To Wanted

scraps of cotton batting or cotton felt

scraps of homespun material

poly fiber fill (for stuffing)

eyes – black seed beads

nose – orange wooden toothpick or orange clay nose

needle and off-white stitching thread

all-function craft glue

tiny pom-poms


pin backs (if making pins)

gold metallic hanging wire (if earning ornaments)

disappearing ink pen

Sample: I just free of charge-handed a simple snowman condition measuring about 3 1/4″ tall by 1 3/4″ broad.

Batting/Felt: You need to have to minimize your batting into rectangles which evaluate 1″ on all sides greater than your pattern.

Stage 1: Area two batting rectangles ideal-sides together. Centre your pattern on to the cotton batting and trace all over it with a disappearing ink pen.

Move 2: Working with a stitching needle with thread or a stitching equipment, sew immediately on your traced line the entire way close to your sample. Once completed, use scissors to trim shut (but not on) your stitched line. Transform your snowman above to the again facet and make a 1 1/2″ slit in his body. Transform him correct side out. Frivolously things with poly fiberfill and hand sew the opening shut.

Move 3: Reduce a little rectangle from homespun material and glue one of the shorter edges beneath. Following, glue the two extended edges jointly to variety a tube. Set apart to dry. Slice a piece of homespun cloth that steps 1/4″ by 5″ long and tie it all around the snowman’s neck to variety his scarf. If required, trim the ends if they are also extended.

Phase 4: Working with craft glue, adhere two little black seed beads to his confront for eyes. For his nose, you can break off a picket toothpick and paint it orange or you can make an orange clay carrot shaped nose.

Stage 5: Glue the folded underneath brief edge of your cloth tube to the major of your snowman’s head as shown in the photograph. You may have to keep this in put for a moment or two. As soon as its secure, bend over the tube and glue the other end to the aspect of his head along with a very small pom-pom.

Step 6: If you are turning him into a vacation ornament, thread a piece of gold metallic wire through the top of his hat. If you are turning him into a coat pin, glue a metal bar pin back again to his backside.

Author: Jacqueline Louise Gagnon