12.06.2011

Snuggley Christmas Characters - tutorial


This is a fun Holiday gift for friends (of all ages) and family too! Give the gift of warmth with the smile of a fun character on it's face. Pop these little characters into the microwave to heat them up and you can't help but snuggle them tight to warm up on a cold day (just another fun twist on this tutorial here).


Supplies: 
fabric (at least a fat quarter)
red, black, white and flesh colored felt (for santa)
green, white, black and flesh colored felt (elf)
print out the pattern pieces
scissors
sewing machine
regular rice or wheat ( 3 1/2 - 4 cups)
sewing machine
straight pins
sharpie marker (optional)
small black beads or buttons (optional) + needle and thread


Step 1: Cut out 2 pieces for the body from your fabric and the necessary pieces from felt for the Santa or the Elf as directed on the pattern sheets

Step 2: Lay out 1 of the fabric pieces right side up and begin to layer the pieces for the face.
A)Place the face piece 1 1/4" down from the top edge.
B) Overlap the hat brim 1/4" onto the face. 
C) Santa- place the beard onto the face tucking it just slightly under the hat brim.
D) Santa - Tuck the belt just under his beard and place the buckle in the middle. 
Elf - Place the belt with the buckle in the middle just under his chin. 
Pin these pieces into place and sew. 


Step 3: Adding the face. Santa - Place the red nose about halfway over the beard and the face. Sew into place. Eyes - place 2 seed beads or small buttons and hand sew on or simply use a black sharpie marker to dot some eyes on.
Elf - place the nose in the middle of the face. Sew into place. Eyes - place 2 seed beads or small buttons and hand sew on or simply use a black sharpie marker to dot some eyes on. Mouth - Stitch a smile or use your sharpie. 


Step 4: Arms - Take 2 arm piece and place them on top of each other. Slip 1 hand piece in between the 2 layers at one of the ends. Sew the 2 layers together catching and securing the hand piece in the process. Repeat with the other arm and hand pieces. 


Step 5: Hat - Take the 2 hat pieces and place them on top of each other. Slip the ball in between the 2 layers on the end of the hat and sew the 2 layers together securing the ball in place in the process. 


Step 6: Assembly - Santa - Place the arms across santas belly and then place the 2 piece of fabric on top of right side down. Pin and sew the sides together leaving the top open.
Elf - Place the arms across the belly. Place the ears on backwards at the edges of the face. Then place the 2 piece of fabric on top of right side down. Pin and sew the sides together leaving the top open.


Step 7: Turn it right side out. Fill the sack with 3 1/2 - 4 cups of rice. 


Step 8: Fold down the top edge about 1/4". Slip the hat in between the layers and pin. Then sew the top closed. 


These are great for car travel, keeping your toes warm at night, aches and pains and more!


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15 comments:

  1. These are so stinkin' adorable! LOVE THEM! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Hi, Megan

    What a great idea. Just sweet.

    Vanessa

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  3. Ah, such an adorable idea AND you've give us the pattern. No aren't you sweet. I'm totally pinning this so I can make sure they get made before next Christmas.

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  4. Those are adorable! I'm going to share this with my Facebook fans!

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  5. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 9 post on Dec. 06, 2011. Thanks again.

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  6. These are so darling!!! I can't wait to make one for my nephew!

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  7. oh my!!! These are so cute and fun!
    Thanks for sharing your tutorial.
    Merry Christmas!!

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  8. Fantastic take on rice bags! Love the Christmas cheer!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  9. I absolutely LOVE these!! Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'! I'll be featuring you tomorrow, so be sure to stop by and grab a 'featured' button!

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  10. Seriously cute! My little guys would love these! Feel free to come link up at our Crafty Christmas gift link up! http://raisingoranges.blogspot.com/2011/12/crafty-christmas-link-up-party.html

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  11. Hi Megan, these huggies are absolutely fabulous. What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing and Merry Christmas. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  12. Great idea and will definitely make but the download is the pits. Too many of these sites force you to join their site and then you get their spam or they want to put an executable file onto your computer opening you up to attack. Someone should tell them about green leaf downloads

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  13. I saved this link last Christmas to make, and now I find that I'm not able to download the pattern pieces. Is there any way that you can send a pdf via email? This is an adorable idea!

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